Les 110 de Taillevent, Marleybone, London 16/20

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The 110 refers to the number of bottles opened and offered by the glass to accompany the elegant French cooking. This is not Taillevent, Paris, but it is slick. Every ambitious hotel manager should want one. We are down the road from Harley Street. Doctors like their food. There used to be a convent next door but these days you will know the underground car park behind John Lewis. Currently the set menu is £20 for two courses, £25 for three  which in terms of value takes some beating. What the web site omits to explain is that each dish is offered with a choice of six appropriate wines by the glass.An education in fact.

This was the Xmas set menu –  the chicken veloute with a ravioli and shavings of mushrooms.

img_3854That is a 10/10, the little quenelles adding a touch of the old school but it was the magesterial jus that shines out…img_3855Seabass a la plancha with sprouts and a little more of that chicken jus…img_3856Duck with citrus…

and do not overlook the essential extra to the menu which is the macaroni cheese (Comte) and the madeleines that come with the bill. A quality operation.

Because I live in London, people always ask me for recommendations here that they have not heard about. You can check on TripAdviser and see the quality of reviews it has been picking up. It is hard to think of places that do food at this price, of this quality, in a fine room, pleasant dedicated staff plus the unique opportunity to drink some of the greatest wines…each one comes with a label to take home as a souvenir.

Les 110 de Taillevent, 16 Cavendish Square W1G 9DD

020 3141 6016 http://www.les-110-taillevent-london.com

 

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