Saturday, 2 February 2008
HOT: Villandry 170 Great Portland Street
Despite it's no-man's-land location, I loved loved loved this place. The building includes a delightful food store (great pastries), a French-styled bar serving bar food, then at the back is a glamorous but understated dining room with a changing daily menu. My scallops were juicy and delicious with creamy leeks, Tim's lamb was the best meat he'd had since he arrived in London and the squash with amaretti side dish was a hit. Just keep away from the doughy bread and butter pudding and go for the flamed baked alaska. With toptable's 50% deal, only £20 a head for a very HOT dinner.