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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Noble Rot Restaurant Review: This, the second of Soren Jessen's restaurants, is in a side street in Mayfair. Once past the unprepossessing, bare entrance and the staircase down to the private-members club, you emerge into a long narrow room which curves into a smaller dining area which has windows down one side, crisp linen (which stretches to the trendy chair covers) and a stone floor. It's sophisticated without being overwhelming, which could also describe the cooking. A starter of terrine of smoked eel risotto with crayfish is beautifully prepared; mains present a difficult choice: here is a menu offering relatively straightforward dishes, all of which sound appealing and are knock-outs when they appear. Try new season lamb with a cassoulet of summer beans. Save room for desserts, perhaps a roasted peach with lavender honey and crème fraîche sorbet. Not only are the desserts extremely good, they also give an excuse for venturing into the sweet wine list which offers 26 by the glass, going up to £33, and 29 by the bottle. The main wine list is good; service is delightful.