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“Here’s hoping it sustains its magic post Simon Rogan” – In April 2017, the L’Enclume chef terminated his tenure at this “beautiful Art Deco chamber”, leaving his head chef Matt Starling to maintain the “exotic and quixotic” dishes (“delicately balanced between being intriguing and not daunting”) that have placed this famously elegant hotel’s dining room firmly in London’s first rank. Claridge’s had a good record of running this restaurant prior to any celebrity involvement, and – though there may be some bumps after his departure – we’d wager this “superb” all-rounder will maintain its appeal.
“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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"Oh wow, what an experience. Rarely have we had such impeccable and seamless service, which was always the right side of being easy and friendly without being over informal. The Art Deco surroundings are stunning and almost add to the gastric juices. The amuse bouches alone might make one want to eat here.Wine was beyond belief and even I, not at all a knowledgeable drinker, had taste buds I didn't know I had stimulated. An important qualification to these comments - we were treated so I have no idea what the bill was. But it's on my list for big treats times."
49 Brook St, London, W1K 4HR
Last orders: 10 pm