Comments on the decor?
‘I arrived to a tasteful monochrome reception and was escorted down to the restaurant. It was refurbished last June and done so stylishly, with clean lines, mirrors, reds and fawn.’
As for the food, Mina said,
‘I’m very glad we had puddings because they were outstanding…. Peanut butter parfait was accompanied by chocolate soil (texturally reminiscent of the mud pies that I made, and ate, as a kid – crunchy but molten), hazelnut praline and edible flowers. It looked thrown together by fairies. The Apple Charlotte with custard and brandy ice cream was great comfort food with its traditional flavours, yet somehow weightless.’
And for the service?
‘Luckily there was a very nice half bottle of Muscadet for marginally more. This and the food were charmingly deployed to our table by attentive staff. I couldn’t fault the service.’