We spent last Saturday evening here celebrating my birthday. I loved the place from the minute I set foot inside. It is the epitome of understated cool in every way. The waiters are elegantly dressed with long black aprons and are extremely knowledgable about the food and drinks on offer. They are attentive and efficient but not fawning.
The interior of the building is a fabulous mix of traditional and contemporary, with an open bar/kitchen area where you can watch with interest. There are places to perch casually with a drink as well as tables to sit at. We were able to sit outside in the courtyard which was just wonderful. It is an eclectic mix of old tables and chairs, herb planters, fairy lights and cobblestones which has a very special atmosphere. There is a bar in the courtyard and high tables to stand and drink at, as well as well laid tables at which to dine.
We took our two well behaved children so booked in early (5.45pm). I wouldn't imagine they are marketing a 'family' image but we were made to feel very welcome and the children were treated with respect.
The menu offered 2/3 starters, perhaps 7 main courses and 4 desserts plus cheese option. There was a good variety on offer. There is also an extensive wine and cocktail list as well as a nice selection of soft drinks. The food was truly exquisite. The quality was outstanding and the portions were decent. We paid £180 for 3 courses each plus drinks, including a cocktail and wine which without doubt represented great value for money.
Above all I loved the total lack of pretension here - they know they are great but they let you find that out for yourself. There was an equally unpretentious and understated mix of clientele, all there to enjoy the experience rather than pose about!
I've eaten at many of the London 'greats' but this topped them all - you should go...........soon!
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