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A la Colthard/The Arlington

As the saying goes: “If it’s not broken, don’t fix it …”

The Arlington has the same location, decor and menu as La Caprice – the only difference is the name and ownership.

It’s the latest venture of Jeremy King, late of the Wolseley.

When I went there last Thursday I felt I was back at La Caprice.

The same buzzy crowd with Jeremy circulating amongst the tables. This is important.

Claude Terrail who owned and ran the Tour D’Argent in Paris just stood alone in the middle of the restaurant and watched. Little escaped his eye.

I ordered two favourites of mine: pea soup and calves liver with bacon. Both delicious.

My guest had smoked salmon and steak. Neither of us had alcohol and the bill came to £133. The service was helpful and efficient.

The restaurant was full with a mixed crowd of ladies who lunch and corporate big hitters.

It has already established itself on the London restaurant scene.

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About Daphne Colthard

After graduating at RADA but finding no roles Daphne went into magazine journalism with Good Housekeeping. Widely recognised as one of the country's leading restaurant and hotel reviewers, particularly by herself, Daphne is the author of "Bedded and Breakfasted", a light hearted chick novel and Grand Hotels DC: the Daffers Dictionary. Daphne lives in West London and is married to an investment banker Oliver. They have 2 boys Humphrey and Tarquin. More Posts