We visited Launceston Place for lunch and since we had a quite early dinner booking as well, we followed their advice and went for a la carte choices instead of a tasting menu.
The decor is conservative but charming. The staff chatty, polite (except for one, acting as if work there was a big ordeal to her) and knowledgeable both about the menu and the city and what it has to offer. We ordered a bottle of chablis that turned out to be decent quality. Then came the scallops and mackerel tartare, both delicious. For mains we chose the veal rump and the wagyu beef. The veal rump was one of the best I have ever eaten, but wagyu was not anywhere near the wagyu I tried in Singapore which remains the best so far. I dont know if it is my bad luck in Europe, or the beef here is just not on par with Asia.
Not giving highest rating because of the wagyu quality and one of the staff, a tall, dark haired, foreign lady with a quite obnoxious and cold attitude, a sore spot among other ladies and gents in there. Overall, a great choice for either lunch or dinner though.
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