We meandered down to Thirty Six from Green Park station for a little anniversary treat last week, I had already searched for what seemed the most suitable tasting menu for my wife and I in what seemed the whole of the West End of London, so we were really looking forward to hopefully enjoying the one I'd selected.
We were not disappointed; a seven course tasting menu was promised but when you add in the two times amuse bouches that were offered, this really is a menu that doesn't disappoint. One word of warning, ensure that you're very hungry before taking it on, the portions are not as small as some restaurants present.
A brief synopsis, we had scallops, halibut, duck, goats cheese, dessert (and more) - all beautifully cooked and presented. The waiting staff were friendly and knowledgeable and the dining room refined but inexplicably quiet. If I had one gripe, it would be Chef Mendham's slight overuse of butternut squash and carrot but we found this quite amusing as we tried to determine how it might be delivered in subsequent courses.
By the way, we ventured for the menu with the matching wine at £105 a head - fantastic value with both Champagne and Chablis Premier Cru among those imbibed.
We swayed into the cool London air happily sated and just a bit tipsy.