One new, one tried and tested, this week – or to be exact last Monday when I visited both.
Milos is an upmarket Greek restaurant in St James, the bottom end of Regent St near St James Park.
A friend Petros suggested it and I was impressed. Unlike many an expensive eaterie it serves a 3 course set lunch at a reasonable £25.
I had octopus salad followe bya fresh piece of bream. Petros says the fish is flown in daily. His Greek salad looked wholesome too. I stuck to no alcohol and the bill came to £100 for two: service professional, good buzz, mainly business people – though my friend once spotted Lily James there on St Valentines Day.
The accent is on wholesome food. Well worth a visit. By the way, Petros , a Greek financier, told me that on a first class flight back from the Middle East he took a shower and with rather lot of Dom Perignon inside did a rendition of Zorba’s dance in the cubicle which for some reason set off the smoke alarm.
The stewardess – as they say – forced entry and was startled by what she saw !!!
To the Sartoria in Savile Row in the evening.
I have been a visitor for many years. It’s now in the D& D restaurant chain and resident Chef Francesco Mazzei is making a name for himself.
Frankly, I thought the wine prices ridiculous.
I thought the Antanori at £60 was good value till I discovered this was for a 175mm glass!
Eventually I found a decently priced Dolcetto. Their Carbonara is good but so is the one at my local Italian at 25% of the price.
The bill came to £130 per person.
The restaurant was a quarter full and I’m not surprised.
D & D China own 43 restaurants and – in keeping with the modern trend is open all day starting with breakfast – and with a bar. There is danger of pricing themselves out.