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“Expensive and a bit dingey. An experience.”
Review of La Becasse - CLOSED

La Becasse
Price range: US$26 - US$65
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Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Transit: Ludlow Train Station 5 mins.
Description: La Bécasse offers award-winning fine dining in the picturesque town of Ludlow.The stunning oak-panelled restaurant and state-of-the art kitchens behind the scenes under the guidance of Head Chef Will Holland, attracted attention from the moment it opened as the sister restaurant to Berkshire restaurant L’ortolan, where chef patron Alan Murchison has held his Michelin star since 2003.Building on his life-long passion for cooking and the finest seasonal, ingredients, Chef Will Holland and his brigade work closely with local suppliers and producers, and wherever possible use produce that is ‘Local to Ludlow’.Since opening the doors in July 2007, the team at La Bécasse has been earning awards and accolades. A prestigious Michelin Star was awarded in January 2009; before that La Bécasse became Ludlow’s only restaurant with three AA Rosettes, was included in Harden’s Restaurant Guide as well as The Good Food Guide published by Which?, and was voted "Best Fine Dining Restaurant" in the West Midlands by Metro within four months of launching.“Fine dining should not be exclusive, pretentious or an intimidating experience,” says Chef Will Holland. "At La Bécasse we aim to provide great food, knowledgeable and professional service, and memorable experiences for all our guests. Winning a Michelin star within 18 months of opening is an acknowledgement of the huge effort that every member of the team has put in since we started.”
Reviewed 27 July 2014

This place is a bit dark and dingey. It has a musty smell and no view outside. No atmosphere, very quiet, people were whispering. Having said that the skill of the chef and the service were all you'd expect from a posh restaurant. Their home made breads were to die for. The staff were very attentive indeed. I had food I'd never tasted before from the tasting menu and they were flexible enough to remove the fois gras from one of the set dishes for me. An experience.

Thank Jon O
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Reviewed 21 July 2014

Excellent menu, excellent food, excellent service. But very expensive, great for a special occasion but you wouldn't want to eat here every week, well actually you would but to do so would require a second mortgage. But give it a try for that next anniversary or birthday.

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Reviewed 17 July 2014

We called in here for lunch. The restaurant is lovely with waiting staff who are extremely professional. The lunch food from beginning to end with a few extra little courses thrown in was fabulous. Although not cheap it is definitely one to visit while in Ludow!! Thank you chef and waiters.

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Thank LynMichael
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Reviewed 16 July 2014

This was a surprise and a revelation. The menu is inventive and well executed and the service attentive without being intrusive. Particularly liked the beef cooked for 15 hours which disintegrated into tiny fragments of flavour. And the squid stuffed with seafood risotto, topped off with delicately tender octopus (I usually don't like octopus because it is chewy - but not here!). and the chocolate pudding is feather light without compromising on being chocolaty. And finally, among the hors d'oeuvres, sweet potato soup topped with ginger ice-cream will linger in the memory... Describing the menu in words does not do it justice - you have to try it! Comparing La Becasse with other Michelin 1* restaurants we know, this certainly deserves a star.

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Reviewed 14 July 2014

This restaurant seems to have dropped off the Michelin radar. Apparently there has been a bit of a hiatus following a change of ownership but this restaurant is right on form. Seriously sophisticated cooking with the crisp white napiery and all the attention associated with a Michelin rosette which they deserve. Very much a special treat destination and priced accordingly. The new owners offer an assured service and know what they are trying to deliver. Chef really knows his stuff.The restaurant is nicely appointed with a beautiful panelled dining room and a charming bar for pre-dinner drinks. The food is excellent, delightfully prepared. French style, modern, but satisfying to eat. Lots of clever treats, amuse bouches, pre-starters and pre-desserts. Quite the nicest sweet course I've eaten in ages and beautifully presented. Wines spot on. House wine by the glass well selected and from fresh bottles. We had to save up to eat here and it was well worth it. How it compares with Mr Underhill's I don't know but don't miss a treat here for a special occasion

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Thank indefatigable
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