PHIL HOWARD DEPARTED FROM RESTAURANT AND DELETION OF 2 STARS BY MICHELIN AS AT 2017 GUIDE
Food wise even better than last time. At a slight advantage I had to try Phil Howard’s Great British Menu victory starter of mackerel which was the best soup, tartare and smoked versions of mackerel I have ever had in my life – worth the reassuringly obscene price of the tasting menu just to have that dish. The entire meal was again superb and there wasn’t a thing I didn’t like on the whole menu. Shame he had to leave so soon in the evening without being able to say hello to the diners, but a milestone meal.
Food Rating: 93%
Phil Howard simply knows how to keep things classical in his approach to all dishes and never forgets substance and the point of having the meal – to really enjoy the flavours! The dishes he makes are stylish and undeniably impressive and I never had any issues with any of his dishes – a difficult level of consistency to maintain, which he does. The only thing I didn’t like is the fact that as a special place with special prices, the décor feels more suited for business lunches and unless you are a foodie I can imagine most struggling with how utterly drab the feel and design of restaurant is. However, wonderful food guaranteed.
Food Grade: 91%
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