launceston place restaurant [London]
a friend came by to celebrate his release from corporatehood, so we went to launceston place to celebrate.
staggeringly wonderful, one of the best higher end places i've been to lately. i still can't believe the price: 24 quid for three courses (add 8 more if you'd rather have cheese than dessert). its advertised as 19 quid, but then cheekily its another 5 quid for vegetables which it would be silly to miss.
the potted foie gras - rich, unctuous, caramelly and swept clean by a class of tokay blew my socks off and it just kept getting better from there till the port arrived with a triumphant cheese plate.
here is the menu
Tristan Welch is clearly a very talented chef, however he was not working on our Sunday lunch visit a number of months ago.
I did find fault with the meal, but tend to think it was just a blip in the normal quality.
Value wise its on a par with L'Autre Pied where we had an excellent Sunday lunch.
I tend to prefer the latter, but would return to both.