So Marcus Wareing has re opened his restaurant at the Berkley, now renamed MARCUS. Hell knows why - I can only presume a square specticalled marketing 'dude' thought it would keep the place 'relevant'/ some other st**e to precipitate his large consultancy fee for the rebrand.
Happily square specticalled man hasn't changed too much in the restaurant.
What I do think is he has the finest brigade of front of house staff going. No sycophants, just naturally comfortable but highly professional.
We went for lunch, hoping to snag a bargain in this 2* joint (or it was prior to rebrand, who knows now?!).
Food; tasting plate - 6 - 10£ on top of the £38 set lunch menu - historically good goats curd, would go back for a bottle of red and large portion of this divine concoction!
Mackerel - excellent, interesting, never had the combination before but want more!
Lamb main course - poor in every facet, small portion, fatty in an un-rendered type fashion. Forgettable, and couldn't fathom how if if were perfectly it was due its place on the menu.
Cheese (+£12) - fantastic introduction to new cheeses that obviously should accompany a great meal.
Desert - chocolate and cherry - the most beautiful looking desert I have ever seen, taste not too far off.
Overall the lunch was absolutely fantastic, the disappointment of the lamb can be forgiven with one of the best dining rooms I have ever been in, complimented buy similarly superb service.
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