Wednesday, 30 June 2010

The Mayfair Bar, The Mayfair Hotel, London

We stayed at The Mayfair hotel recently as our friends were getting married at The Royal Institute and it was conveniently located. We got there in time to eat at the restaurant but instead we were directed to their bar for food. We ordered the pigeon which came with bacon, a potato rosti and a onion dressing. Ian requested no onion for his. The presentation of the food wasn't bad although Ian's looked a bit pants without the dressing. The bacon wasn't bad, the rosti tasted ok but clearly the potato had been left to oxidise after grating and therefore was grey and didn't look very appetising. The pigeon however was extremely over cooked. Totally overpriced too.

Because of this, we weren't expecting much from the main, we'd both ordered the five spice duck, it was well cooked, served with chinesey veg (which was a bit too salty but otherwise nice) and sweet potato. The sweet potato was cooked nicely, the only thing I'd say is that we would have appreciated a bit more.

We didn't bother with dessert, instead buying cookies from the sainsburys across the road.

The bar definitely wasn't indicative of a five star hotel and later on we discovered that the hotel wasn't all that five star either, but the less I say about that, the better!

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