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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Claridge's Restaurant Review

: This elegant Art Deco gilded dining room is aristocratic, formal yet surprisingly innovative in its culinary approach, thanks to chef John Williams, as classic dishes are given enough twist to satisfy the more free-thinking captains of industry and dowagers. Synchronised domes are de rigeur, but underneath lurk some superb creations: a classy trio of foie gras with the lightest elderflower sauce and aromatic spiced bread; superlative flavoured truffled lobster with polenta, rocket salad and walnut dressing. Mains of Barbary duck with braised Savoy cabbage and green pepper sauce, or guinea fowl given the confit treatment with girolles in a truffle bouillon exemplify the menu moving with the times yet retaining that luxurious pampering edge. Desserts are brought round on a chariot and grazing on several puds is encouraged: caramelised apple millefeuille is stylishly partnered with star anise ice cream. Wines are grand and service suitably gracious without too much hauteur. A memorable, utterly British experience. Set lunch £29.50; set dinner £39.

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