Michael Wignall at The Latymer
Michael Wignall at The Latymer

Michael Wignall at The Latymer

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.pennyhillpark.co.uk/exclusive_hotels/eating_and_drinking/the_latymer.aspx
  • Phone: 01276 486156x
  • Hours of Operation:
    LUNCH
    12.00pm- 1:45pm (Wednesday - Friday)

    DINNER
    7.00pm - 9.15pm (Tuesday - Thursday)
    7.00pm - 9.30pm (Friday / Saturday)
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Modern European, British, French
  • Executive Chef: Michael Wignall
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Maximum table size of 8 people
  • Private Party Contact: Sales and Events Team 01276 478476x

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Hotel car park with 500 spaces including a valet parking service
A word from Michael Wignall at The Latymer
The two Michelin star, 5 AA Rosette Michael Wignall at The Latymer is a premier food experience. Describing his cooking as 'complex, carefully crafted and very technical but not intimidating' Michael's style has familiar classical themes with all flavours staying true to themselves.

You can expect to find dishes of his own creation alongside some old favourites such as his signature 'suckling pig' and 'praline sphere with earl grey pana cotta, caramelised blueberries and liquorice ice cream' dessert.
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Michael Wignall at The Latymer reviews from OpenTable diners
72 reviews since 25 October 2013
Average Rating4.6
  • Food4.8
    Service4.7
  • Ambience4.2
    Value3.9
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasions (64)fit for foodies (46)romance (40)business meals (14)outstanding value (8)afternoon tea (7)disabled access (6)sunday lunch (5)group bookings (4)brunch (4)good vegetarian options (4)pre/post theatre (1)Show More
  • MFFPVIP
    Dined on 17/10/2014
    Great location. Service was spoilt when we had 3 people and they only gave 2 plates of the amuse bouche and petit fours. The food is top end.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, special occasions
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  • Brilliant food
    staggerlee
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The food is fantastic. There is alot of use of snow, dust, thankfully no foam but each dish is presented as a work of art. beautifully decorated and taste sensational. The service was very good and the sommelier was friendly and harming.I loved the fact that each course was presented on a different plate that really complimented the way the food looked. The dining room does look and feel like a library, very dark, tables close together,people whispering. We were a noisy group but as had booked a later slot most of the diner had left by 10.30pm. Havng visited Alan Ducasse earlier in the week, i must preferred this place. Price wise the food cost the same as other 2 michelin star restaurants and again the decent wine was in the £100 bracket.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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  • Very attentive service
    Jake
    Dined on 30/9/2014
    We went for the wife's birthday and I have to say everything was pretty much perfect, the food exceptional (which you would expect from a 2 starred restaurant) but the service was superb as well. We have eaten in most of the 3 star places within reach and could not tell the difference...the various 'amuses bouche' were fabulous and quite playful it seemed to me. Only slight complaint was the price of drinks.
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    romance
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  • Great service
    bexywoowoos
    Dined on 26/9/2014
    The service of the staff was fantastic although on a weekend it's a taster menu only which is very expensive for what you get although the food lovely presented not all the dishes go together. Some were slightly overcooked I. E. Scallops but if you don't like fish don't eat here
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasions
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  • Outstanding!!!
    JodieRibaudo
    Dined on 24/9/2014
    Every single detail during our special lunch for two was covered to the hilt. The doorman to the hotel greeted us pleasantly and led us to the host in the restaurant who then seated us. Every aspect of food, wine and even water was introduced in detail to us. The food was simply exquisite. I cannot recommend this experience enough, let alone when looking at the price... 3 courses for £38 with complimentary interim courses between each is ridiculous. The wine menu is not cheap as I don't think it should be for a restaurant of this standard. The staff were top notch during every element but amazed us when explaining in such detail the 25+ cheeses available. There is no doubt that we will be returning again soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, outstanding value, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Attentive staff, elegant food
    Arn996
    Dined on 23/9/2014
    NFL team in residence at hotel, so security ridiculous, no valet parking, no drop off at reception. This was a problem due to partners recently broken foot. Accomodating staff arranged for buggy transport from car park, so no problems. Wonderfully welcoming staff, very attentive to our needs. Food beautiful to look at and mixture of tastes very interesting, however, I really dont like the modern trend for style over substance, give me a decent portion of meat/fish/fowl and dont bother with the extra tasting dishes in between, this being my only gripe over the evening. Whole ambience of the evening perfect for a romantic birthday dinner and would recommend to my friends. Once again shame about the security paranoia surrounding the Raiders!
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outsanding Evening
    thebrown
    Dined on 18/9/2014
    We dined at the Latymer for a special occasion with another couple and I have to say that we could not fault any park of the evening, The service was exemplary, the Tasting menu was outstanding (we even had an extra serving of one) and the ambience was perfect once a few tables were full. I would highly recommend this restaurant for special occasions and a romantic meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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  • Outstanding!
    Melita
    Dined on 12/9/2014
    This was my second visit to the Latymers and this time I took a business associate for a business lunch. We had the 3 course lunch menu and did not have wine as we were working and driving afterwards. We received 3 small courses before each of our selected meals and the food was absolutely sublime. You could not fault any of it. Coupled with the classic English decor and the professional service this was a most impressive choice for a business meal, and my guest was thrilled in every sense. The 3 course lunch menu is also outstanding value. Can not wait to go back and try the other dishes from the menu!
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, outstanding value, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best restaurants nearby
    leckeressen
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    We've been to The Latymer now for the third time. Is a great place to enjoy outstanding French Cuisine in a romantic and tasteful ambiente. Great service, especially the sommelier who charmingly recommends rare wines. We have in on our list for special occasions or just if we want to have a lovely dinner.
    Special Features:
    romance, special occasions
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  • Great experience
    wimbob
    Dined on 28/8/2014
    The food at this restaurant is always outstanding and interesting. The service is enthusiastic and informative without being obtrusive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    TravellingDiningDuo
    Dined on 24/8/2014
    We dined on a bank holiday Sunday evening. The ten course taster menu was offered, and we very much enjoyed the quality and variety of it. We had a great wine list to choose from and a helpfully knowledgable sommelier. Highly recommended and a fairly good price too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely food and atmosphere...but...
    JB263
    Dined on 22/8/2014
    Our 2nd visit to the Latymer,this time to celebrate my husband's birthday. As before, the food was excellent and the atmosphere fantastic, private but also lively. The staff were very professional...however the big let down was the wine, and specifically the service we received from the sommelier. We explained the type of wine we enjoyed (NZ Marlborough SavBlanc) and asked her if the Dog Point on the menu was a SB. She said it was, explained it was made a little differently but recommended it. When it came it was nothing like what we'd asked for, to the point where I couldn't drink it so had to order something else. It (literally) left a bit of a bad taste in our mouths as we had to shell out £71 for a bottle we didn't enjoy!
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    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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  • Lovely food, expensive wine list
    fryan
    Dined on 23/7/2014
    My wife and I dined at the Latymer for lunch on the 22nd July. The food was very good, possibly not the wow factor that you get in other restaurants of this caliber, but certainly very good. The set lunch is extremely good value, especially with all of the extra courses we received. The 3 course lunch probably ends up being a 6 course lunch which, for £38, represents better value than can be found at other restaurants. The wine list, particularly wines by the glass, is very expensive. There are a limited number of wines by the glass and I found that the selection did not necessarily complement the menu on the day unless you are prepared to spend over £20 per (very small) glass. This significantly increases the cost and value of the meal.
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    fit for foodies, special occasions
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  • Excellent as always
    BenBarribal
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    I have dined at The Latymer more times than I can remember and it NEVER fails to deliver. Outstanding service, adventurous cuisine that is perfect;y presented and overall probably my favourite place to dine for a special occasion in the UK at present. Was busier than I have seen for a while and found that our table of two was just a little too close to two other tables, made confidential conversation slightly more "hushed" but other than that, a perfect lunch.
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    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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  • Taster menu Saturday evening
    dinnerfor2
    Dined on 28/6/2014
    Amazing food and good service although lacking some of the personal touches I have experienced elsewhere. Every course was beautifully presented and flavours were intense. Only negative is the setting within the Penny Hill Park hotel. The restaurant would benefit from a seperate entrance. After a lovely dining experience we waited for taxi in foyer of hotel surrounded by foul mouthed party goers from one of the many events that seem to go on at the hotel which put somewhat spoilt the evening and made it feel not so exclusive.
    Special Features:
    special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • You really cannot try this at home!
    paulh
    Dined on 24/6/2014
    the flavour of every dish was remarkable, the options for wine flights/selections to match the courses were a good idea. While expensive, combinations of perfectly presented food like this are simply something you could not produce at home or at "normal" restaurants which means the value proposition moves to a different level (unlike, say , expensive steak restaurants)
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    fit for foodies, special occasions
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  • Good Food, Excellent Service
    EvilConsultant
    Dined on 14/6/2014
    I took my wife out for dinner at Michael Wignall's Latymer in Pennyhill Park Hotel and greatly enjoyed the evening. The food was of an excellent standard; every dish bar one worthy of a one star restaurant and the majority worthy of the two stars. The star dishes were the john dory and the sea bass main course from the market menu. The only missed note was the guineafowl main course, which was a bit rubbery and slightly unbalanced (but still acceptable.) The highlight of the evening was the standard of service from the engaging sommelier, who listened carefully to our tasted in wine and recommended us something that we never would have considered, but which we enjoyed thoroughly.
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    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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  • This Place is amazing
    AAH1
    Dined on 30/5/2014
    Food was so amazing. We had 10 course tasting menu, and each course was so delicious. HIgh class food, probably one of the best in the world. Service impeccable too. Pricey, but very worth it.
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    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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  • Excellent food though a bit fancy
    Moungers
    Dined on 29/5/2014
    Apart from the 3-course menu, the restaurant offered 3 additional in-between "courses", which were nicely decorated like pieces of art, a couple of which so tiny probably not worth the effort. Anyway, nice touch and very appetising for the eyes. Overall, a thoroughly enjoyable meal.
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    special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A very good experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 25/5/2014
    Decided to visit Michael Wignall at The Latymer while in the area. A very enjoyable evening. Excellent food and wine made for a memorable evening. Ranks alongside the Ledbury and The Waterside Inn as some of the best places to eat.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Anniversary dinner
    BDH1962
    Dined on 24/5/2014
    From the moment we arrived the staff were attentive, friendly and polite. Dinner was a choice of two menus, The Taster and the Market. Ideally I would have liked to have chosen my own meal from a more traditional menu. However we both had the Taster Menu and the food was excellent. One very minor niggle was being asked three or four times by one over attentive member of staff how everything was. Overall an extremely pleasant evening which my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed.
    Special Features:
    afternoon tea, brunch, business meals, disabled access, fit for foodies, group bookings, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Evening Out
    Kev75
    Dined on 16/5/2014
    The setting in the grounds, the building and the restaurant are outstanding. It is certainly a place to celebrate on a special occasion and the four of us enjoyed a very good experience at the Latymer
    Special Features:
    afternoon tea, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful Evening, Excellent Hosts
    VickyS
    Dined on 25/4/2014
    On arrival (a little early) we were greeted, our was reservation was confirmed and we were shown to a lounge for pre-dinner drinks. The grounds and ambience set an immediate precedent that a good evening was in store. Our table was in a secluded part of the restaurant, with a luxurious setting. All of the hosts were extremely professional, elegant and made us feel that we were VIPs. We opted for the taster menu, which was exquisite. Although each dish was small (as expected in a taster menu) the food and flavours were incredible. When I noted one of the dishes was not going to be my taste, the chef immediately prepared an alternative. The service was impeccable and the Sommelier was outstanding. A very recommendable experience.
    Special Features:
    afternoon tea, brunch, business meals, disabled access, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, romance, special occasions
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  • Very Special
    foodieLove
    Dined on 19/4/2014
    From the first moment of arrival to the getting into taxi to go home was just special and perfect. The hotel and building itself is exceptional, the staff are the most attentive I have experienced without being annoying. The dining experience is very homely not like a typical restaurant, very peaceful and relaxing and the perfect ambience to enjoy some of the best food I have had and not being rushed at all, the staff are very relaxed, professional and the attention to detail is great. There was not one thing I could say that would be negative. A special occasion that felt special all the way through the evening
    Special Features:
    afternoon tea, romance, special occasions
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  • Friday night
    Linda
    Dined on 28/3/2014
    The ambience is the only thing lacking from this restaurant - perhaps the decor isnt to my taste and thats what lets it down it is certainly very cold at the entrance and the first part of the restaurant, which is a shame - the bar they have set up in a room also leaves a lot to be desired and we choose the main bar far more inviting and far more lively. The food however was amazing and our table had the 10 course dining experience, the service was as you would expect and the food rich but delightful.
    Special Features:
    business meals, special occasions
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  • Outstanding Food
    EnjoysFood
    Dined on 21/3/2014
    My wife and I try and have a special meal if I have been away. We decided not to travel up to London and stay relatively local to eat something. We have been to many Michelin Star restaurants in various parts of the world and this was as good as any. Food was superb service excellent would recommend to anyone. Go and enjoy something special visit The Latymer!
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    special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • birthday bonanza
    Miranda
    Dined on 19/3/2014
    An altogether great experience, from the moment of arrival to the last sip of coffee. We were greeted with smiles and the car taken off to be valet parked. A champagne aperitif, sipped while we looked onto the beautiful garden, was cooled to the appropriate degree. We were celebrating a birthday and were given the elegant centre table. The food both looked and tasted exquisite, Every dish- and there were lots of extra 'dishes-before-dishes' - consisted of many flavours and textures. The birthday boy, usually a fussy eater, declared his turbot the best he'd ever eaten. Service was excellent, waiters who were professional and friendly, also helped to make this a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    disabled access, fit for foodies, special occasions, good vegetarian options, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner at The Latymer
    Snowy1975
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    My husband and I ate here whilst staying at Penny Hill Park Hotel and we had a fantastic foodie experience. We opted for the 10 course tasting menu with 6 paired wines and I have to say this was the best food I have eaten to date in a restaurant. Each course was spot on in terms of taste, texture, size and visual impact and the wines went with the food brilliantly. We are keen foodies and have eaten in a fair number of Michelin star restaurants although this was the first two star restaurant we have visited and you could really note the difference between the food here and that which we had eaten elsewhere - delicious.
    Special Features:
    romance, fit for foodies, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday treTreat
    2ofus
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Our first visit to the Latymer was generally an enjoyable experience. Unfortunately the restaurant was not very busy but the excellence of the staff made up for the lack of atmosphere. The food was excellent although the main courses would have been more enjoyable if a little larger but the extras unexpected and delightful. The glasses of wine were small and very expensive.
    Special Features:
    special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch for two
    Dundee47
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Lovely tasty lunch for two in the Latymer Room at Pennyhill Park. The whole meal was unhurried, the food superb and the service impeccable. What more could you ask for?
    Special Features:
    romance, special occasions, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very formal Eating
    Marathon17
    Dined on 22/2/2014
    We dined her as part of our hotel stay and we were impressed with the overall service and quality and variety of the menu Presentation was superb. As a vegetarian i was please to see a full taster menu but I was not wowed by any dish. The matching wines were disappointing
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    special occasions
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  • Unbelievably good!
    CescaA
    Dined on 21/2/2014
    What a fantastic meal we had at The Latymer on Friday 21st February. We chose the 7 course Market Menu and "splashed" out on the Wine Pairing also. This was an excellent idea. The food was amazing. Everything was delicious and so beautifully presented. The Sommelier and the Wine Pairing added an extra dimension, and my husband even drank the "stickies".! This was a special occasion, but when our budgets next allow us, I would not hesitate in coming back. We may even try the 10 course menu this time! I urge you to visit if you have not already.
    Special Features:
    romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding lunch
    mka1980
    Dined on 12/2/2014
    A wonderful anniversary lunch, possibly the best lunch we have ever experienced. Food absolutely fantastic, staff delightful. Overall a seamless experience, highly recommended .
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    fit for foodies, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional food, fussy service.
    Ffangio
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    As expected the service was efficient and attentive. However equally predictably it was also slightly overbearing, verging on the sneering on one occasion. Unfortunately this seems to be a feature of high-end restaurants. That aside the meal was simply outstanding on every level. Genuinely interesting and clever taste combinations were matched by faultless cooking and presentation. All five of us had not a single complaint, with the possible exception of my wife who despairs at the profusion of foams in modern cuisine. At £35 per head for a six-course lunch it was also very good value, although expect to double that after drinks. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top-quality food outside London
    HannibalVIP
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    The decor at the Latymer may not be to everyone's taste, being somewhat Olde Worlde, but the quality of the food is as good or better than anything I have eaten in Central London. Indeed I would put the tasting menu that we had on a recent visit above that of Noma (though it can't compete with the latter for pure Theatre). Its not cheap, but the quality is undoubtedly there. Try it.
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  • Weekday Lunch: Excellent and
    Moian
    Dined on 31/1/2014
    Weekday Lunch: Excellent and friendly table services, a knowledgeable and helpful sommelier and lovely food. the tables are well spaced and comfortable in the heart of the old house. Recommended
    Special Features:
    romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, outstanding value
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  • Intense with arrogance
    Smile
    Dined on 22/1/2014
    The intensity of flavours and sensations in the mouth were excellent. The lunch menu was well balanced. Presentation of plates and little extras were a delight. I highly recommend the food experience. The only downside was the young man "in charge". After a mix up on our entry we waited far too long for a menu.-5 minutes He arrived,saying "I hear you asked for a menu! In Michelin star restaurants,we leave you to settle and then come to you". Not only is this inaccurate,at least from my experience,it was rude and an unacceptable approach. Why employ such pompous people that detract from the great work done in the kitchen and by the young,excellent serving staff.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Intricate, elaborate, elegant
    BoristheFifth
    Dined on 17/1/2014
    Intricate, elaborate, elegant plates of expertly produced and served food.
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    fit for foodies, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb experience!
    MamaKaz
    Dined on 21/12/2013
    My husband and I dined there last Saturday. We had the Market tasting menue which was exceptional. Its hard to get a tasting menue right for the diner to enjoy all the courses equally and not to overload the palate. The ambience was wonderful and the service efficient and discrete. You pay for what you get - an exceptional experience! Highly recommended.
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    business meals, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb dinner
    docsavage
    Dined on 20/12/2013
    We had the ten course tasting menu and it was truly outstanding. Each course was well presented and had a real depth and range of flavours and textures. he accolades and Michelin stars are well deserved and I would not be surprised if he is upgraded to 3 stars in the future I will certainly be visiting again
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    romance, fit for foodies, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.