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Michelin Two Stars - London

condor Jan 14, 2011 05:49 AM

I'm looking to go for lunch at one of the following & would appreciate any feedback please

Marcus Wareing at The Berkeley
Hibiscus
The Ledbury
Pie a Terre

Thank you

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    dexcel Jan 17, 2011 06:57 PM

    I went to the Ledbury abotu 6 months ago for my Birthday.
    Very welcomign staff, who didn't look down on us despite it beign obvious that this wasn't our regular budget.
    It was quite , quite which is a little hard when you have a voice like mien that tends to carry very easily.

    The food is what you can expect, i don't think i am really in a postion to comment if it was worth 2 stars, but i perfered the main over the starter and the cheese board was fantastic.

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      dustbuddy Jan 16, 2011 06:24 AM

      Of those, I would be chosing between The Ledbury and Marcus Wareing. I have eaten at Hibiscus and agree with Spiritchaser's comments - it just feels too formal. I am also far from convinced that the food is of 2 star quality (at least at lunch).

      However, you have not mentioned Le Gavroche - is there a reason why not? For me, this is best 2 star (or indeed any star) lunch in London at the moment. I also always feel that Le Gav is a better option when it is colder as its setting feels much more appropriate than in the Summer.

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        ManInTransit Jan 17, 2011 06:01 AM

        Le Gavroche also has an excellent lunch deal is price is at issue.

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          condor Jan 17, 2011 07:25 AM

          @dustbuddy and ManinTransit,

          I have not eaten at Le Gavroche & know it has a great reupation, for some reason it has never been on my radar.

          I found Roux at the Landau via Le Gavroche website & wondered whether you could shed light on this venue.

          I like the idea of not having to order from 2 starters & 2 mains which would normally be the norm if one did not go 'off piste'.

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            ManInTransit Jan 17, 2011 08:39 AM

            I'd be inclined to agree on Le Gavroche - it just seems that people who are going for lunch are sometimes (but of course not always) looking for a good deal as well as the rest.

            Out of that list though I'd go to the Ledbury.

      2. Spiritchaser Jan 14, 2011 09:09 AM

        Had dinner at Hibiscus a little while back and although the food was wonderful the overall experience left us cold. Uptight FOH manager and a very "corporate" feel to the room.

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          t_g Jan 14, 2011 09:23 AM

          ledbury in a heartbeat (imo)

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            Nancy S. Jan 14, 2011 09:58 AM

            The Ledbury -- it's a fabulous place with stellar food and service.

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              PhilD Jan 14, 2011 02:27 PM

              Although you need to hurry up - it could have three in a month or so.

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                Nancy S. Jan 14, 2011 02:49 PM

                PhilD--I'm perplexed about you comment

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                  PhilD Jan 14, 2011 03:00 PM

                  They OP wanted a two star: Ledbury is hotly tipped to get a third when the new UK Michelin guide comes out next week. RHR down to two?

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                    Nancy S. Jan 14, 2011 05:34 PM

                    Ah, I clearly was somewhat daft. Many thanks.

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                      t_g Jan 16, 2011 11:36 AM

                      would be super surprised if it ended up getting 3

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                        dustbuddy Jan 16, 2011 01:35 PM

                        Agree. Deserved or not, I would think that MW is the most likely to the candidates. The Ledbury/Square simply do not feel 3 star to me. We'll find out next week I guess.

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