Thursday, 29 April 2010

Review of Nicole's (Nicole Farhi) Restaurant

Nicole’s in London is situated on New Bond St, in the basement of Nicole Farhi’s store (opposite Louis Vuitton’s New Store). It’s well decorated and neutral, the staff were friendly and pretty attentive. When we show up its about half one on a Tuesday and recession or not the venue is packed full of diners. In fact they’ve already sold out of a handful of dishes on their carefully crafted menu.
Looking at it from an ex restaurateurs eyes- It seems to be fresh and perhaps recreated daily (although I strongly doubt that). It seemed unusual that there were lots of heavy dishes on the menu such as Rack of Lamb and Moroccan Chicken with Cous Cous- no lunch time nibbles on this menu ladies (made us glad we forgot to eat breakfast in the morning rush). One of the really odd things about Nicole’s menu is that it lacked any vegetarian main dishes- although it was abundant with glorious fish dishes (which most of the party had).
Our table went for the Salmon served with Asparagus and a White Wine Sauce, Sea Bass served with Potato Chips and a Large Portion of the Pumpkin and Wild Mushroom Salad (intended to be a starter).
We didn’t wait long for our food, Portions were perfectly sized, Flavours fresh and considerate to all ingredients involved and the settings were very pleasant.
Would we recommend ? Definitely for an early dinner and drinks- this venue isn’t catered to those of us more partial to a light lunch.
Price Points: Very Fair considering the location, quality of food and service combined

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