Unlike Fat Duck, d inner comes without a fixed menu. In order words, unless you order the tasting menu ahead, you get to explore your options. This also means a greater likelihood of potential revisits. The most impressive dish is easily the meat fruit. Playing with the idea of food as an optical illusion, it just goes to show that not everything is what it seems. The “mandarin” jelly skin itself is delicate, cut open to reveal a deliciously rich and indulgent foie gras. For dessert, I would highly recommend the Tipsy cake.
I was pretty excited for this Two Star Michelin restaurant because I absolutely loved the elaborate dining experience at Heston Blumenthal’s other world-renowned restaurant, Fat Duck. This one being reputedly toned down, I expected to enjoy the taste more than presentation this time round. The interior is very elegant, with glass windows that allow diners a view of Hyde Park during the day. The menu is a bit of a History lesson, which is interesting, educating diners on the origin of ketchup and afternoon tea amongst other things. The delightfully cream-filled brioche soaked in alcohol with a slice of roasted pineapple on the side was heavenly.
£100 (2 people)
66 Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7LA