I have been looking forward to dining here for some time - and rightly so.
My expectations were high,and met on every level.
The dining room is relaxed - staff exceptional and the food some of the best I have tasted.
Lots of nice touches along the way too - a wine list that would take a night to read - (but you don't have to push the boat out with some very reasonably priced good wines),and a great menu with something for everyone.
The crab gratin I had to start was incredible - and I swapped for Mrs T's scallops half way through - superb.
We shared the mains too - this place is relaxed enough to do this - in fact it is encouraged to get to try as many things as you can by virtue of the tasting menu available and the sweet taster course with lots of spoons.
The pork main for two to share was sensational,I don't remember the last time I tried pork that good,the pheasant for two also fantastic flavour.
They are not so pretentious as to leave salt and pepper off the table - however we never touched it - every last thing on the plate is seasoned to perfection.
Michel Roux Jnr himself visited the table and is a charming,intense and passionate chap - but not too important to pop and say hello - nice touch.
If I was to find one thing - and it would be nit picking -it took the waiting staff a while to carve the pheasant when the other mains were already served,so we sat looking at our meals for a few minutes before starting,however they had not gone cold so no harm done.
I loved this place and will recommend highly if you enjoy good food and service - don't expect Heston style theatrics - but good tasty well prepared and presented food served by a team of true pro's.
A special and memorable night.
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