Tuesday, 22 July 2008

HOT: The Greenhouse, 27a Hay's Mews, Mayfair W1J 5NY

Dinner at this beauteous Michelin-starred restaurant was a belated birthday gift from my favourite homies, Swino and Huy. The resort-hotel-esque entrance, with its red carpet and incongruous tropical plants, fed into a dimly cool, calm dining room. The food was eclectic European via France and delicious all around, while the service was efficient and friendly. In between our three course menu for £65 (for moi: scallop with a truffle shaving, a dash of mushroom foam and a swipe of pigeon giblet sauce; milk-fed lamb with teriyaki sauce, smoked eel and orange powder; raspberry and rhubarb millefueille with leaf sorbet) we were presented with little tastes of watermelon jelly, tomato consomme, macarons, mini chocolate truffles and absolutely delicious bread rolls (I had four!). A lovely place for a special occasion.

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