Michelle has organised this lunch for us and it is always a pleasure to meet them have a natter around a meal.
Michelle orders a Mojito which we all agree is not nice and we go for a glass of champagne which OK, 2 out of 3. Little did we know at the time but this was the only drink we would be served. After much discussion, we order, now a word of warning the week-end menu is different from the website offerings which are week days only.
Picking a dish, in a restaurant, is often a hit and miss affair, I hit, they missed.
I chose Game terrine with sourdough toast, it arrives with a very flavoursome gelatin cube
My main is steak tartare, a la minute, with toasted sourdough bread (yet again but it ended up being irrelevant....read on)
It is nicely presented and the waitress takes it away to mix it, sadly she comes back 15 minutes later but it is perfectly seasoned, the meat is good and the thickness of the mince perfect. The sourdough bread toasted or not was too hard to eat.
The side dish is pommes frites - two words- not edible
and for desert Crème Brûlée au Nutella a large portion, nicely presented. one of the little pleasure in life is to take a spoon to the caramel on the Brûlée and to crack it..... unless the dish has been left on the side or in the fridge for too long before serving and it gets soggy. No satisfying crack for me here. I can't tell you if I liked it or not, I was still thinking about it on my way home, Chocolate spread in a crème caramel is a weird concept, it could work but I surely would not recommend it.
All in all, it was great to meet up, the surroundings are attractive, the service appalling and the food average and would have found £ 35 + drinks, a expensive had I had to pay. But the meal was sponsored for which I thank Michelle and the PR agency.
My verdict 5 out of 10.