Dinner for 2, Friday 2nd November
First thing that strikes you is the wonderful ambience, cosy, low lighting with candles everywhere. And a young pianist, playing a mixture of old jazz, classical, west end theatre classics.
The service is friendly, smiling, and efficient, the genuine desire to please was very evident.
Nothing was too much trouble, nothing forgotten - request for more bread, there in 30 seconds - request for the brioche for the the pate to be toasted - 2 mins later, a whole basket of toasted brioche.
And the food was sublime. My wife's monkfish with crab-rich linguine was lovely, and my medium rare rib-eye steak cooked to perfection, presented on a board, with a mushrooms, salad, and a veritable mountain of chips, too many for me given the starters and bread with balsamic vinegar I'd already devoured.
Two glasses of sauvignon and 2 soft drinks, the bill was £73, £81 with a 10% tip. So for us, not an every week occurrence, but a woinderful treat, and guarantees many returns. Can't wait to take family and friends.
But this is as it should be. We get so used to rubbish service and mediocre fare, especially from somne of the chains, that our expectations are set accordingly.
The atmosphere and the pianist truly make this a memorable experience, i just hope they don't change anything!
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