Remember the days, not that long ago, when tourists returning from Britain complained about the bland, tasteless English food? Then outside cuisines began to creep in and one could "survive" on other countrys' choices while visiting the UK. Well, British is back and it is bold and proud. If you need proof, reserve a table at Cheneston's. Located in the rear of the ground level of The Milestone Hotel in Kensington, Cheneston's is a lovely taste of true Britain both in appearance and taste. A tempting menu of traditional and modern dishes greets you upon arrival. Servers are most adept at leading you through the many choices. A large leather bound wine list includes bottles from all corners of the world. Selections having been made, it is a lovely room to relax in and to appreciate the hushed tones of fellow diners. The tinkle of cutlery and shared nods of approval surround you. My husband chose to start with the crab salade and I opted for the West Coast scallops. Both were little works of art of which Turner would have been proud. The ingredients were extremely fresh--are those pea shoots growing in a roof garden here? Our entrees included Goosenargh duck and Wagyu steak fillet.
Knowing it was not quite proper to lick our plates in such surroundings, we did out best to do so with knife and fork. The food was a delight. Every so often people speak of impeccable service--it is on display here every night of the week. The Cheneston's team works the room like a well oiled machine--every cog and wheel in place, no friction, just smooth operating.
While dining in such splendor does come with a price tag, it is a worthy cost. It is a meal you will remember long after you walk down the front stairs of that lovely brick establishment. Do yourself a favor--pinch your pennies or pounds and treat yourself to top British cooking, service and decor--a terrific trifecta!
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