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#241 johannabanana

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Posted 11 October 2016 - 01:58 PM

On a recent trip to London, the absolute highlight was Bonham's, excellent at lunch and dinner.

 

6 Portland Road and Koya Bar were also good. Medlar has a remarkably well-priced weekday lunch. Moro was disappointing - seeming to now be running on autopilot - as was Smoking Goat.



#242 Anthony Bonner

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Posted 11 October 2016 - 02:16 PM

sigh - I'm there next week but I might get a chance to pick one breakfast.  Otherwise its a busy three days and then home.  I did suggest Noble Rot as one location for dinner with colleagues, but I'm not the one making bookings so we'll see..


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Posted 12 October 2016 - 06:24 PM

Have 2 days in November. Any good options for game? 

 

Probably don't want to deal with Hedone for various reasons. 



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Posted 12 October 2016 - 06:38 PM

st. john is the obvious choice. grouse tonight.


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Posted 12 October 2016 - 06:52 PM

Have 2 days in November. Any good options for game? 

 

Probably don't want to deal with Hedone for various reasons. 

Wilton's . Game and native oysters.


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#246 Sneakeater

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Posted 12 October 2016 - 07:31 PM

Wiltons.  One of the best times I have ever had in a restaurant.  (And the best oysters I have ever had, period.)

 

But do St. John, too.


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Posted 25 October 2016 - 02:05 PM

Finally made it to the Harwood Arms.

 

Quite a nice meal of mackerel and pigs cheek.  But I was a bit disappointed there was no game at all on the menu.  

 

But precisely the kind of food I want from a place like this.  If you like simple "british" cooking a la St. John I think you would like this place.


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Posted 03 November 2016 - 05:05 PM

Wiltons Game Dinner

Saturday 12th November 2016

 

Saturday 12th November 2016 marks three months since the Glorious Twelfth, when the game season truly began. In order to celebrate this time of the year, Wiltons Head Chef Daniel Kent is delighted to offer a five course menu, showcasing some of the freshest seasonal produce available. With paired wines by our Head Sommelier Yohann Pinol this menu is the perfect opportunity to try a range of game.

 

Wiltons has been synonymous for the finest oysters, wild fish and game as well as traditional and courteous hospitality, since 1742.

 

Menu

Game consommé, truffle and beetroot ‘Jammy Dodger’

Chablis Premier Cru Domaine Jean Dauvissat ‘’Montmains’’ 2014

 

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Wild rabbit ballotine, pickled vegetables and saffron emulsion

Châteauneuf-du-Pape blanc, Domaine de la Charbonnière 2014

 

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Half a roast grouse with confit leg, redcurrant jelly, bread sauce and crumb

Les Baux-de-Provence Domaine Hauvette ‘’Cornaline’’ 2008

 

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Venison ‘au poivre’

Celeriac fondant, wild mushrooms, blackberry gel and crisp kale

Gigondas Domaine des Pallières ‘’Terrasse du Diable’’ 2011

 

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Apple and cranberry crumble with cinnamon ice cream

Jurançon Charles Hours ‘’Uroulat’’ 2013

 

 

£140.00

 

 

Available Saturday 12th November 2016

5.30pm to 9.30pm



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Posted 03 November 2016 - 05:09 PM

I had a very good grouse dish recently at Marianne too -- not a restaurant that is on the international foodie radar, and not really on trend at all,  but excellent food. Tokyo sized restaurant not that far from the Ledbury.



#250 Sneakeater

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Posted 03 November 2016 - 06:08 PM

Sure, just rub my face in it.


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#251 Wilfrid

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Posted 04 November 2016 - 05:39 PM

Living in central London, I'd buy game every week in season.  Grouse for the brief period of availability, but then partridge, mallard, teal or widgeon, snipe or woodcock when I saw them--and of course only wild rabbit.

 

If that helps.



#252 Sneakeater

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Posted 04 November 2016 - 05:47 PM

Yeah, helps a lot.


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