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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED The English Garden Restaurant Review

: Culinary proof that the best in life often comes in small packages and a welcome antidote to the 90s big-is-better brasserie. The petite English Garden has been drastically repackaged---the chintz and fussy cooking has been replaced by a svelte Contemporary scheme of taupe and suede with a pleasing glazed conservatory roof at the rear and excellent modern Irish cuisine by Malcolm Starmer, formerly long-standing sous-chef to Richard Corrigan. Delectable terrine of game birds with foie gras and fig fondant, and a striking combination of goat cheese ricotta, black pig ham and sherry dressing were first-rate starters. A pretty ’tasting’ assembly of shoulder and belly of pork with crubeens (pig’s trotter), black pudding and sauerkraut had plenty of flavourful impact without being too full-on, whilst Beaufort cheese was an inspired pungent addition to baked cod with ventreche. Perfect gooey-centred chocolate fondant with retro caramelised oranges and notable cheeses from a separate cheese menu, plus a well-thought out wine list and assured service, completed a most promising meal. Set 3-course lunch including half bottle of wine £19.50.

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