Clare Smyth, former chef patron at Restaurant Gordon Ramsay - and the first British woman to hold three Michelin stars - has secured this site (previously Notting Hill Kitchen, RIP, and once the site of the original Leith's) to launch her first solo venture here in July 2017. Tasting menus will be the central offering, showcasing Smyth's attention to detail, which is also evident in the wine list and specially commissioned British-made furniture, cutlery and crockery.
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"too many staff running around the restaurant like wind up toys, doing nothing. saw 3 staff do 360degress turn of the restaurant at high speed looking at every table--3 times within 10 minutes. very off-putting. i don't need the waiter to refill my water glass after each sip especially with carafe on the table--really annoying. and the wine service is terrible (the sommerlier had poured more than 50% of the bottle by the starter and even selecting wine was terrible. when asked for a couple of options, i was pointed to the most expensive wines in the section (£100+)--and a "rote" description. really poor given the standard. and the restaurant itself can be noisy with the wood floor and wooden tables. shame because the food is very good. but need much tigher control over the staff and improve the skills of the sommerlier"
"been twice already...once for lunch and once for dinner...consistent top class food and service...first class sommelier and choice of wine."