36 Gloucester Road
Kensington, London
Tel: 020 7584 1118 or check availability and book online
Gloucester Road 0.3 miles

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This is the place we choose to celebrate our special occasions. Excellent food, wine and service, as well as a sophisticated flavour and atmosphere.

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 by mariavittoria.magno, 27 May 2009
Went there on a first date and the first thing I noticed was that the tables were too close together - I could hear my neighbours' conversations and they could hear ours. Not ideal.

Nice food and okay service. All in all, not a bad place. Just nothing to rave about.

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 by Milla (46 reviews), 02 Oct 2008
Expected great things from this local restaurant. However...

For starters I had the squid with chilli sauce, which was average to say the least. I was expecting the main course to be a little better, as they were charging £52 for Wagyu beef with truffle. When my main arrived I received one of the worst dishes I have ever eaten in my life: bland, chewy, cold, with two wafer thin slices of old black truffle which had no taste (I'm sure they'd had it in the fridge for a few months). They tried to pass off a low grade cut of Wagyu beef as higher quality and then had the nerve to charge £52 a serve. It's ridiculous and an absolute rip off. When the waiter asked how my meal was, I told him what I thought. Instead of trying to apologise, he started arguing with me and telling me I was wrong!

The service in general was pretty terrible - they tried to rush everyone out so they could use the table again for other guests, and I had to ask four times if they could find my bottle of wine and pour me a glass as it was empty.

All in all, not a good experience.

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 by rollmanau, 01 Jul 2008
Excellent value set lunch menu, delicious and tasty food with novel and mouthwatering flavours. Portions a little small but very very good food and good service too.

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 by cystalhaze (20 reviews), 06 Oct 2007
The food was delicious and the service was professional.

The only problem is that it's quite a small-sized restaurant and there seems to be no space for a bar for waiting clients. So if your table is not ready you have to go out of the restaurant and downstairs to a basement club with quite a steep stairway in order to wait for your table.

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 by rea (19 reviews), 01 Oct 2006
Terrible food and service. Overpriced!

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 by Anonymous, 26 Jul 2006
The food here was amazing!! and it was so intimate and cosy. I went here with my sister but next time I'll bring my boyfriend as it has a perfect romantic setting

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 by Anonymous, 22 Mar 2004

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