Gauthier Soho
Gauthier Soho

Gauthier Soho

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.gauthiersoho.co.uk/
  • Phone: 02074943111x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 12:00 - 14:15

    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 18:30 - 22:15
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary French, French
  • Executive Chef: Alexis Gauthier & Gerard Virolle
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Fireplace, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wine
  • Catering: Bring the magic of Gauthier Soho to your home. Outside catering available for private cocktails or full seating diner. Enquire at the restaurant on +442074943111

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Piccadily Circus & Leicester Square Tube Stations.
  • Parking: Public Car Park
  • Parking Details: NCP Chinatown and NCP Soho are both 5 minutes walk from the restaurant.
A word from Gauthier Soho
Having earned a star within a year of opening Gauthier Soho, Alexis Gauthier is described by Zagat guide as "...one of the Best New French food destinations in London...". With an emphasis on vegetables in all dishes, Alexis provides a seasonal tasting menu with the best possible ingredients (British where possible) for omnivores and a vegetable option, as well as an A la Carte and lunch option. All served in a chic Soho Townhouse where the staff really make you feel special. There are also five private dining rooms for parties of all sizes.
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Gauthier Soho reviews from OpenTable diners
467 reviews since 20 October 2013
Average Rating4.6
  • Food4.7
    Service4.6
  • Ambience4.4
    Value4.3
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasions (343)fit for foodies (280)romance (276)business meals (154)good vegetarian options (126)outstanding value (100)pre/post theatre (75)sunday lunch (30)group bookings (24)brunch (17)afternoon tea (5)outdoor eating (4)child friendly (3)disabled access (3)Show More
  • This restaurant always impresses
    StanL
    Dined on 18/10/2014
    The team have a knack of making you feel special whatever the event and the food is always of a high standard. A place to visit again and again.
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    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • IIFFVIP
    Dined on 17/10/2014
    Awesome food. Continues to go strongly, the menu refreshed. The White truffle dishes were good enough to lick the food off the plate!
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    business meals, fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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  • Biscuits
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    As ever, it was a wonderful experience. Everything was excellent, the food, the service and the ambience. We highly recommend Gautier Soho. It was very good value for money as well as being fine dining.
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    good vegetarian options, romance, special occasions
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  • vicster1
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    perfect...good choice of menus, well priced, lovely service - look forward to returning soon.
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    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Exquisite location and food
    Gillydsw18
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    As a fan of its predecessor, The Lindsay House, I was very excited to return to Gauthier, knowing that it would be special. Little touches such as home made amuse bouches and canapés - for a special birthday dinner it was perfect. The food was stunning - certainly worthy of a Michelin star we both thought. The one disappointment was the speed of service - we had to wait for what seemed like ages before we got a menu, or wine list. Once our choices were made, again disappointingly slow. If the speed of service could be improved, I would say you have the best kept secret in London!
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    business meals, fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Top restaurant. One of the few in London. Very highly recommended.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, romance
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An excellent restaurant.
    Olly
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Gauthier is one of my favorites in London. The ambiance is very special in that tiny old house in the middle of Soho and the food is really very good. Gauthier highly deserves is Michelin star and offers a choice of dishes that can be assembled by the customer in the order he wants. It is a nice way to adjust to your taste. If you want to have 3 meats, or 3 fishes... or 3 desserts... It is possible. The value for money is especially good for lunch with their set menu. Very recommended !
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    business meals, fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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  • Excellent birthday meal
    londonist
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    I brought my vegetarian girlfriend here for a special occasion (her birthday) and we opted for the 8 course veggie tasting menu. The overall quality, presentation and sheer variety of the food was exceptional. The restaurant staff made us feel so welcome and the intimate ambience of the venue added to a wonderful dining experience. I would definitely recommend to all and come back for another special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FrEd
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    Excellent food for a reasonable price. Service with a smile and very helpful with suggestions. Sommelier most friendly and very knowledgeable. One of the guests is vegan and we left the courses to the full discretion of the chef. It was unforgettable good. Will certainly go here again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, outdoor eating, outstanding value, special occasions
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  • Ssuperb afternoon
    Mossie
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    We had the tasting menu. I have the vegetarian tasting which was lovely only slightly disappointed with the carrot course. The paired wines went extremely well with the food and the wines were different for the different tasting menus. Service fantastic too. I will be going back.
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    fit for foodies, special occasions
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  • more veg please!
    veglover
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    The food is delicious but when the menu is described as emphasising vegetables it would be nice to get more than a teaspoonful of spinach. Also my vegetarian companions had been looking forward to risotto on the set menu and they were disappointed that on this occasion it could not be tweaked to be vegetarian.
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    business meals, outstanding value, special occasions
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  • A truly memorable evening
    AisBAC
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    My husband and I ate here last Friday night. We ate here 2 years previously and although not cheap we enjoyed it so much it's become part of our routine when we visit London. Beautifully presented, very tasty food with very generous portions of bread :-) Staff incredibly polite and authoritative although not intrusive at all. Well worth a visit. A memorable treat.
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    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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  • Gauthier Soho
    Enjoyeatingout
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    Yet another fab lunch at Gauthier! We had the fixed price 3 course menu with matching wines, everything was excellent and exceptional value for money. More specifically my risotto was juicy and flavoursome, the guinea fowl to die for and the cheeses I had were different and interesting. All the extras including the bread were great especially the focaccia. Will definitely be going back very soon.
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    fit for foodies, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday lunch
    MichyMo
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    We arrived 5 mins early and were told we couldn't come in as they were setting up however when we asked for somewhere to sit they did let us in. The room is very small and tired looking. We had the 5 course tasting menu and it was fabulous apart from the soufflé dessert which was very ordinary. Staff were helpful and not intrusive. Overall good food and value.
    Special Features:
    outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • chilled atmosphere, top food & wine
    Xlent1
    Dined on 30/9/2014
    it's a townhouse experience with exceptional menu and wine list. Very cozy and french style all the way. We had a private room for a table of 8. Not rushed at all which was great as the food was top notch and service very friendly. Style is rich, so make sure to not have a big lunch if you are dinning there! Wine list has many reasonably (ok for Soho) priced wines.
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    brunch, fit for foodies, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • A hidden gem
    LynDVIP
    Dined on 26/9/2014
    Gauthier surpassed our expectations of seeking delicious French food in London! The service was impeccable and the food outstanding. A very enjoyable evening for our 1st Supper Club!
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    fit for foodies, special occasions
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  • Very special
    Dinah
    Dined on 24/9/2014
    In the heart of Soho this tiny restaurant feels like a secret haven in the living room of a townhouse. You ring the bell to enter and are then led into a bright white room with colourful decor. We had the five course menu which was superb value at £40 including a glass of champagne and some divine little canapés including a beetroot macaroon! The menu itself was fantastic; everything was beautifully cooked and presented, the venison and scallops melted in the mouth. We let the waiter choose the wine which was a good idea - it went perfectly with the meal (though it was a little pricey in comparison to the food at £15 per glass). The whole experience was wonderful, my only criticism was that it was hard to understand the French waiters!
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    business meals, fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A special evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 22/9/2014
    Charming place with good food and wine. We went for the 3 & 4-course options instead of the tasting menu. Delicate dishes, recommend the langoustine and the risotto. The steak was very nicely done, but I thought the venison deserves a mention too. With a £60 bottle of wine, dinner came to ~£90 per head.
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    fit for foodies, romance
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  • Very nice again
    Pmaier
    Dined on 20/9/2014
    It's the second time we went to Gauthier and we were delighted again by the good service, very nice food, good menu and all the little surprises : aperitif, mise en bouche, pre dessert and mignardises. We will become regular customer.
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    fit for foodies, outstanding value, romance, special occasions
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  • Awesome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 20/9/2014
    It was an amazing experience. Service and food quality are both unarguably the best. Pricy for the smaller portions but I guess after five portions you won't feel hungry. We did have the summer truffle as everyone suggested and it was ok but remember you have to pay an additional ten pounds for that- that's an unexpected 20!!
    Special Features:
    business meals, good vegetarian options, group bookings, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Lunch
    Nunhead
    Dined on 20/9/2014
    I cannot recommend this restaurant enough, and suffice to say it is now my wife's and I favorite restaurant. We had the three course taster menu and from beginning to end the service, food, wine and experience was perfect. I cannot recommend this restaurant enough, it suits carnivore, omnivores and vegetarians equally and no body will feel let down by their excellent menu.
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    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, romance, special occasions
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  • Wonderful birthday lunch
    Suzalli
    Dined on 20/9/2014
    We were celebrating a family birthday, and this restaurant proved to be a lovely place to do so. Food wonderful and great value for Michelin quality. Loved the little extra bombouches... Staff were helpful, and charming. The only thing we had not done was tell them it was a birthday..which our neighbouring table had..and had a lovely choclate birthday treat..so next time...!
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    fit for foodies, special occasions
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  • Fantastic!
    Sherrylover
    Dined on 17/9/2014
    We had the set deluxe lunch menu for my Mum's birthday, which included Champagne plus 2 glasses of wine, matched to the starter and main course. We also received canapes, an amuse bouche and a pre-dessert, so technically 6 courses! The food was incredible, fantastic flavours and superb presentation. The Apple Tart dessert was one of the best desserts I've ever had! Can't wait to go back, definitely a gem in London.
    Special Features:
    brunch, business meals, fit for foodies, outstanding value, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best lunch in town
    Rajie63VIP
    Dined on 16/9/2014
    I wanted to find an interesting lunch venue around Soho to meet up with an old friend. What can I say? Gauthier Soho up there with the best. We opted for the 2 course set lunch with wine pairing. The service and friendliness of staff were excellent. The 2 course lunch was accompanied by some lovely amuses bouches, a palate cleanser, some exceptional wines and some delightful chocolates with the coffee. It felt as though we had almost eaten a mini menu degustation and it was only the fact that we were so full that we couldn't manage a dessert. Every detail was spot on: The variety of breads (of which we were offered plenty), the decor and ambience and as mentioned, the staff who could not have been more friendly yet not intrusive. Chapeau!
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  • A fabulous meal
    CityliteVIP
    Dined on 13/9/2014
    Another excellent experience at Gauthier. Service was exceptional, food nd wine was divine.
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    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, outstanding value, romance, special occasions
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  • One of the best lunch in my life
    Supers
    Dined on 13/9/2014
    This is the 2nd time visit of this restaurant (1st time was dinner), and I feel here is one of the best restaurant for me. For lunch, there is 25GBP 3 course, it was really worth trying. The service is just amazing. Not only 3 course menu, they provided us 2 type of small plate before starter, many kind of bread (more than 6 variety), small jelly before dessert, and small chocolate after dessert. And, the all staff is very kind. Food quality is also very very good. The starter's Foie Gras is especially delicious. But, other main course or dessert are also excellent. For me, this is the best restaurant in London even though I've already gone many famous restaurants.
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    business meals, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Nothing is too much to ask for
    gfdiner
    Dined on 13/9/2014
    I've eaten here since it was Lindsay House and run by Richard Corrigan. It is a lovely house and a wonderful restaurant. The ambience is charming, relaxed and edgy enough to be interesting. But above all, the service. The service is just great. It is the best in London. The staff are perfectionists with every attention to detail and yet also relaxed and accommodating. I ate gluten free with no problem and could have almost anything on the menu. It was a delight.
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    good vegetarian options
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ReubenVIP
    Dined on 12/9/2014
    Had tasting menu. Very good. Would have liked a bit more (flavours/creativity) on the dessert dishes though.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, romance, special occasions
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  • Amazing experience
    BonnyB
    Dined on 12/9/2014
    Came for lunch on Friday having been highly recommended to visit. The service from start to finish was attentive but never intrusive, the tasting menu was divine and beautifully balanced, my highlight was the beautifully cooked fois gras with elderflower crisp and apple ahich was delicious and amazing that the elderflower flavour cut through the richness of the fois gras. We asked for a recommended wine, the dry tokay was great however we didn't like the recommended red which was replaced without a question. My only thought is that has we tasted the wines before they were served this could have been avoided. Thanks again for a great lunch, we will be back soon!!
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    business meals, fit for foodies, outstanding value, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • absolute perfect, great ambiance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    What an experience . It was truly a lust for the eye and mouth. The restaurant chef and his staff have an eye for every detail , including the ambianceA
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    good vegetarian options, romance
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  • Quality & Value exceptional
    Richard
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Gauthier is a fantastic restaurant. The two tasting menus are always an excellent showcase of the kitchen's talents in taste and cooking. Everything is always cooked perfectly. The vegetable options are really exciting too, where the vegetable is the main appeal of the dish. The service is always exceptional, attentive, and attuned to your individual needs. The sommelier is also excellent and makes great suggestions for individual dishes or for across a few dishes. Most wines are old world, but always include some really interesting varieties that challenge your preconceptions of grape variety. The price is also very competitive and delivers quality for a price rarely seen in London.
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    good vegetarian options, outstanding value
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  • Wonderful tasting menu
    Chris
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    We enjoyed a wonderful tasting menu with paired wine - fabulous service and food
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    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    Great meal, great experience, great service. Truly enjoyed it, highly recommended for locals or visitors in London.
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    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful food
    robfoodVIP
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    Dining at Gauthier Soho is special and the food consistently good. On this occasion we had the summer tasting menu and it was absolutely delcious. A nice touch is that still or sparkling water is offered so, unlike other top class restaurants, you don't end up paying a lot for bottled water. The wine list is extensive but not cheap, which isn't surprising for a restaurant of this quality. The service is attentive and friendly. We have been several times and rate the food as possibly the best in London. The truffle risotto is my favourite dish of all time.
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  • Another fantastic meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    Thanks again to Gauthier Soho for another outstanding meal accompanied with the perfect service. We visited for our wedding anniversary and have to say a huge thank you to Marco and co for a fantastic evening.
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    fit for foodies, outstanding value, romance
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  • Great food, wine and value
    cheeseninja
    Dined on 30/8/2014
    Absolutely brilliant meal we had at Gauthier, we had the 2 for 1 offer and hence the it was extraordinarily value for money! The wine / tea pairing with each courses were absolutely amazing, and service was attentive yet not intrusive. We were lucky to get a room for four of us to ourselves too!
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    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, outstanding value, romance, special occasions
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  • lunch at Gauthier
    GGTTVIP
    Dined on 30/8/2014
    Excellent service and excellent food! This time In particular we were very happy with the vegetarian tasting menu. Fair price for outstanding food: tasty but at the same time light.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, romance, special occasions
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  • Great food, poor service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 27/8/2014
    I had visited Gauthier previously and had been impressed, however this time, our experience was decidedly average. A series of poor service elements really detracted from the excellent food. From the lack of wine list when we were given the menus, to having to ask twice before it was brought over, to being told the champagne we wanted was not on the menu, and the under sommelier couldn't describe the replacement because he it had only just arrived that morning and he "did not know the words in English". The waitress missed my glass and poured water all over my hand and the table and finally, when my husband tried to order some wine, he was told by the waiter he was "too busy"! Overall, the service was quite farcical but food quite nice.
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  • DHammerVIP
    Dined on 27/8/2014
    Foodie guests from New Zealand were impressed by excellent special menu deal at Gauthier and as a fairly regular diner there it certainly lived up to expectations
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food but no atmosphere
    Blosslovesfood
    Dined on 27/8/2014
    We went for the lunch menu which I think is exceptional value! £40 for 3 courses, 2 glasses of wine, a glass of champagne, coffee and petit fours. The food was absolutely amazing, is was really yummy french fine dining done very well. Unfortunately we didnt feel like the rest of experience mirrored the "fine dining" promise. We were sat near the window and the construction outside was ridiculously loud, in the end I had to ask to move tables to which the waiter gave me a puzzled look. He then proceeded to let a young girl about 7 years old serve us, clearing our plates and serving our food. Some would have found it endearing, we however did not. This was not what we expected from a michelin star restaurant.
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