Harden's survey result
As a bar, there’s much to recommend this Eurotrash-friendly South Kensington two-year-old (complete with indoor foliage and fairy lights), whose current incarnation is a couple of years old. Since Tom Sellers departed this year, its food ratings have actually started to scrape off rock-bottom – whether it’s that the food has improved, or folks’ high expectations are now just a bit more realistic is unclear.
It’s “amusingly eurotrashy” – if you like that kind of thing – but this “buzzing and vibrant” South Kensington yearling “doesn’t quite hit the mark” (and it’s no huge surprise that über-chef Tom Sellers decided to move on just a year after its much-hyped launch). True to the form of predecessors on this site, the design-values may be “inspirational”, but even fans say “it’s not one to go to on a budget” and given “food that doesn’t always match up” it too often seems “dire”.
“Who is the target market for this strangely mixed experience?” Über-chef Tom Sellers’s ambitious South Kensington newcomer – mixing “blingy, nightclub style” with funky culinary aspirations – hasn’t yet found its mark. The site comes complete with indoor trees, open kitchen, and the catwalk-style, narrow, glass-floored entrance-walkway it inherited from The Collection (long RIP). However “despite the amazing interior and friendly, solicitous service, it’s marred by some very clumsy and overpriced cooking”, which “despite Mr Sellers at the helm, is not sharp enough for serious eaters”. And “while it’s attracting some tall, very thin, very well-dressed young women and their minders, that crowd gets sooo bored sooo quickly”.
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264 Brompton Road, London, SW3 2AS
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Mon closed; Tue & Wed 6 pm - 10.30 pm; Thur & Fri 6 pm - 11 pm; Sat noon - 3 pm; 6 pm - 11 pm; Sun closed
Last orders: midnight, Fri & Sat 1.30 am