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Friday, June 4th, 2010 11:14 am
It's my birthday soon (go shawtyfatty). I think I would like to have a super tasting menu.

BUT WHERE?

This is the post where I list places and seek out recommendations.

HIBISCUS.
Tasting menu is £90, +£65 for wine. It looks nice, but I am not jumping for joy. On the other hand, I've never been to Hibiscus and I'd really like to. I *do* however, like the look of their lunch menus - Saturday lunch or lunch-lunch.

I interrupt this post to report that a/ I have to do some work now and b/ Time Out is difficult to search, isn't it? It has, however, found somewhere called "Urban Turban", which I am not sure is genius or "oh dear"...

http://www.theprovidores.co.uk/prv.html#

Joel flipping Robuchon!

http://www.danddlondon.com/conran/cms/repositories/live//data/orrery/downloads/7520_0_gourmandmenu.pdf <-- the Orrery but oh man, fennel? :(

http://www.umurestaurant.com/Downloads/umu-apr10-kaiseki.pdf <-- kaiseki at Umu (but I think I would rather go European tbh)
Friday, June 4th, 2010 11:16 am (UTC)
There's sort of an interesting approach at Hunan (), where they just give you what the chef feels like.

Launceston Place could be an idea? (Menus on websites are samples, by the way, not what they will actually serve you!)

Or there's the newly-Michelin-starred but unattractively-named Texture.

Or maybe The Providores (just down the road from Orrery) if you want Pacific Rim fusion.
Friday, June 4th, 2010 12:48 pm (UTC)
Oh ha, I just realised reading your links again that you've got The Providores already! Though I don't understand the Robuchon reference.
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Friday, June 4th, 2010 01:11 pm (UTC)
http://london.randomness.org.uk/wiki.cgi?Category_Tasting_Menus


umu was disappointing on our second visit.
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Friday, June 4th, 2010 02:08 pm (UTC)
its the 5th result for me. :)

there is of course viajante which we havent been to yet.
http://www.viajante.co.uk/
Friday, June 4th, 2010 01:43 pm (UTC)
I liked Hibiscus and Texture (the former a little more than the latter, though the room at Texture is nicer). Although the food at Umu is good, I would hesitate to recommend the tasting menu as an overall experience, due to shortfalls in the service.

The tasting menu at Trinity is sensibly priced, and I liked the atmosphere there when I went. (Have I already tried to persuade you of the merits of Trinity, or was that some other Clapham-hater?)

How about one of the Pieds? Or Morgan M?
Friday, June 4th, 2010 02:19 pm (UTC)
Haven't been to Hunan, would like to! Also haven't been to Viajante, but I phoned them up to enquire in re my own birthday, and the biggest table they have only seats six people, so I crossed it off the list. Also also haven't been to Morgan M (website, RGL) — though damn, have just noticed it's closed on Mondays.

Oh, and nobody has mentioned The Square (website, RGL, direct link to tasting menu) yet — I haven't been there but it sounds kind of good...