After reading some of the reviews here I was quite excited to visit this restaurant however unfortunately our experience clearly did not match that of others here.
I have dined at some very fine michelin star restaurants in the past however these were the most meagre of portion sizes that I and my other half have come across to date. To start I had poached salmon which although terribly small was, I will concede perfectly cooked. My other half had the foie gras which was more reasonable in size and he found perfectly satisfactory. As these were starters we were quietly hoping that the main course might be slightly more generous. Unfortunately I cannot really say they were. I had cod which was actually quite tough and overcooked (although a small portion I did not feel inspired to finish it), whilst my partner had the lamb which was bordering on ridiculous in size The lamb was accompanied by one very small fondant potato.
Unfortunately there was also a mix up with the booking and although I had telephoned 2 days ahead to book a table, my name could not be found on the list. Although slightly embarrassing, they did seat us swiftly and were very apologetic. I might also mention that we had originally booked and cancelled online prior to making a telephone booking which may well have contributed to the confusion.
It is most disappointing as the staff were attentive, the sommelier was excellent (and a wonderful character) in suggesting a wine that would complement our entirely differentiating choices in dishes which we both enjoyed. The management was very accommodating and charming, and the building simply stunning. This has such potential but unfortunately for the price one would like to feel slightly more like they have eaten. The option of ordering vegetable accompaniments might assist (or dare we say providing them). As stated above, we did not raise our concerns with the hotel at the time as the staff were truly obliging and it felt distasteful to raise them and would have slightly spoiled our evening. In summary although excellent in parts, the food was not on par with our expectations and we will probably not visit again in the future.
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