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26 Sussex Pl. Send to Phone
020-7262 6073

Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner Mon.-Sat.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Amandier Restaurant Review

: Daniel Gobet’s venture is in a smarter part of town than his previous restaurant La Ciboulette---a basement in the King’s Road, and his already fastidious cooking has also gone up a notch. The pale cream and green ground-floor dining room is a restful space; staff are charmingly French and knowledgeable. Of seven starters offered, a delicate ravioli of goats cheese with tender baby leeks and garlic butter sauce that gave an apt edge to the dish was masterly; the pâté of quail and wild mushrooms packed more of a punch, and a Tatin of shallots over crumbling pastry laid on a balsamic vinegar-drizzled plate was meltingly sweet. The six main courses, with meat and fish given equal billing, offer just as much in the way of both variety and expertise. A tender baked guinea fowl breast was accompanied by Savoy cabbage wrapped in light pastry and baked in the oven and a piquant mushroom sauce; pan-fried sea bass came with souffléed aubergine caviar and was given an Oriental twist with ginger and soya oil. Desserts are more classically inclined---as in passion fruit crème brûlée, but equally well executed. For a lighter lunch, there’s an excellent 2-course menu at £15.50 and three courses at £18.50, which judging from our last visit, is delighting the local regulars. Bistro Daniel in the basement offers simpler fare. Set 2-course lunch £15.50, 3 courses £18.50; 2-course menu £25.50, 3 courses £29.50.


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