*Belated review!* It was a lovely evening
Posted on 03 / 25 / 2010
Disclaimer: visited about a yr bef this review...
This is a building which allows a number of different chefs to use it on various days to run their own restaurant. Their website lists which chef is on which day and sometimes the chef provides more information on their cuisine. You need to book so the chef knows what numbers they have. I booked late on the day for a Sunday which was when Anat was on and he was totally fine with it.
We got a bit lost at first, if you haven't been before it might be a good idea to check a map. Once you see the giant hand at the Pleasure Garden you're on the right track and just keep going round until you reach it.
Colourful leaflets/ signs peeked out from a townhouse. Inside it was a rustic/ shabby chic? and charming.
We were early so their waitstaff were just setting and organizing tables for reservations and they let us choose seats at the front window.
Anat's menu was gourmet. We had two choices each for starter, main and dessert. I had a broccoli and a grain I think for main and the person with me had the other option which was a quiche/ pie I believe. I think it was the lesser chosen option as while my portion was normal sized, his was massive. The food was fine. For dessert we shared chocolate balls. They were light tasting. We had homemade lemonade and with dessert, Turkish coffee.
Service was mainly by one very busy but competent woman who was also very friendly and made us feel very at home and welcome.
At under GBP10 for the three course meal, value was fantastic.
From our early arrival it turned in to a lovely candlelit evening with piano music and singing. The whole night we were shown sincere, thoughtful hospitality that made us feel very welcome.
To use the toilet I had to go up about four storeys in the house and find my way to it. This added to the feeling that we were guests in someone's home.
Atmosphere , value, service