Saturday, 4 December 2010

A Special Treat

A couple of weeks ago my sister and I went up to London for a special treat...

we had lunch at Restaurant Gordon Ramsay - and it was a thoroughly enjoyable lunch, everything from the service to the food was tip top and the atmosphere was really lovely - very relaxed no airs and graces so it was a very "comfortable" experience.  I could not resist taking pics of the dishes as they were works of art - no apologies if this blog leaves you feeling hungry!

As it was a cold day we were firstly given an amuse bouche of duck soup and mini confit of duck: 

Then came our starter - we both chose a quail and wild mushroom pithivier which was out of this world delicious!  Next to the pithivier was confit of quail and a beautiful winter salad of endive, walnut, apple and celeriac.

I had roasted fillet halibut for my main which came with a bourguinon sauce with pommes boulangère.

My sister had ‘Saltimbocca’ with English Rose veal, sage, Parma ham, linguine and capers.

The desserts were TDF! I did not like the desserts offered on the menu so the Maitre d' asked if I liked chocolate, which I do, so he said he would surprise me! Some surprise!  This was a tower of chocolate filled with praline and a crispy base with milk ice cream and raspberry sauce - but isn't the presentation pretty? very art nouveau inspired I think.

My sister had a selection sorbets - not just any old sorbets these were very special flavours - cider apple and spearmint to name two, but her favourite was the chocolate - this was served on a block of ice sitting on a black absorbant towel - what next?!  Even our dining neighbours took a photo!

To finish we were served some truffles....

and then strawberry ice cream chocolates served in liquid nitrogen for quite a finale!


To top it all off we were also given a little bag of the truffles to take home :-) before being taken into the kitchen to see where it all happens!
We had a great time and I can highly recommend Restaurant Gordon Ramsay!


  1. Looks like a marvelous lunch to share with a sister- from start, to finish, to take away. The pictures really did leave me hungry, especially the picture of the roasted halibut.

    Have a lovely week SA.

  2. Ahh thank you SMR - I wish you could have dined with us!

  3. That is such a pretty dessert! Some surprise, really. By the looks of it, I probably would be too afraid to eat that and ruin the whole presentation. I wish I'd get something as lovely as that. :)

  4. It was yummy, Scarf. And you'd be surprised how reasonable the menu was - most places like this have a set lunch menu which makes it achievable for ordinary folk to enjoy as well:-) SA