Simon Rogan is to launch a development kitchen – Aulis at Fera opens on 7 January 2016. It will also function as a private dining room with a six-seater counter.
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“Utterly sublime on every level” – Simon Rogan’s three-year-old tenure in this “luxurious” (and “surprisingly large”) Art Deco dining room has hit an even stride, providing “mindblowing food that’s experimental and fun”, “warm service” and a “glorious” atmosphere (although “the earthenware plates do clash a bit with the decor”). “It’s not a budget option” (“prices are unjustifiable” for a few reporters) but, Top Tip – “set lunch is fantastic value”. This year Rogan also added the new Aulis ‘6-seat development table’ in a private room off the kitchen: “a magical, innovative dining experience – what makes it incredible is listening to Dan talk about the ingredients, how the team came across it, and the thinking and creative process behind each course.”
After a dazzling debut, Simon Rogan’s second year in this “stunning” Art Deco chamber still inspires adulation for his “wizard” tasting menus and “astonishingly good wine matches”. Prices, however, are “breathtaking”, and ratings slipped perceptibly across the board this year, with growing gripes about “an absence of fireworks”.
“Hats off” to Simon Rogan, for the relaunch of this landmark Mayfair Art Deco chamber, where “gloriously attentive” service only adds to the enjoyment of the “phenomenal” meals – up to 17 courses that are “so different” (and, for those who so opt, come with some “exceptionally well-matched wines”).
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"Wonderful lunch. High class everything. Subtlety of flavours and textures, top drawer. Service and ambience, spot on. A memorable occasion."
"Good but not exceptional"
"Beautiful Art Deco interior. Comfortable well spaced interior layout. Food was generally disappointing except the pre-dinner snacks which were excellent. had the smaller of the tasting menus where the chicken main in particular was lacking in taste and the two deserts were poor. Service efficient but lacked character or interaction. Wine flight was miserable with poor explanations."
"Good but not amazing. We had a lovely time, some of the food was very good but mostly not that memorable. Service was slick and friendly, although i have to say a couple of the sommelier's suggestions weren't amazing. Little atmosphere although as a group of 6 we provided our own."
"Lovely art deco room, comfortable table and seating but the food could be a bit more compelling. We were on the £38 for 3 course deal but they should use this to showcase their talents more. We had fairly ordinarily cooked and presented chicken and cod for mains, starters and puds bit more adventurous. Picked a superb Sicilian Nero d'Avola from a very over priced wine list. Service just right in terms of attentiveness and efficiency without American type bonhomie."
"Had been out in London last Thursday night and decided to go to Fera and try the set lunch menu the next day. The service was impeccable and each course was fresh and bursting with flavour yet still light with each ingredient adding a subtle but not overpowering contribution to the dish. We all had a really enjoyable lunch and will without question return soon."
"Stunning flavour combinations - some of the best thought out in London. Easily deserves a second Michelin star, right up there with the best at the moment."
"Took a friend to lunch here on their special offer lunch. Good food made more special by the amuse-bouches and the petit-fours. Restaurant was not very busy so not a lot of atmosphere. However it meant that we had excellent service."
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