The setting is nice, even very nice, the view is great. The service had a few misses but was friendly at least, perhaps slightly to off the cuff but still ok. The food however was pathetic for a place like the Peninsula. First impressions are created by presentation. Even small little restaurants nowadays manage great presentation so one would have thought that a place belonging to the Peninsula should also be able to do so. Unfortunately, most dishes look like they come from a third rank restaurant in the 70s. The presentation is old fashioned and, worse, similar across different courses (I had the violet flower at least three times in a five course meal). Now coming to the taste, except for the amuse, all dishes were way too salty. My main course, a fish and my partner's main course, beef, were both dried out as if they had been left for too long under the heat lamp of a fast food restaurant. The course before, was again a fish dish, smelled and tasted of gas, as if the crust was created by a gas flame rather than under the grill. The apricot dessert was too grainy and had a muddy taste. I had a nice evening because of the company, the setting and acceptable service but, sadly, certainly not because of the food quality.