We went for dinner to Foxtrot Oscar, the more casual Gordon Ramsey restaurant on Royal Hospital Road (the other is his flagship 3 michelin star gaff which would have been nice but is a bit out of our price range!). The place was absolutely packed at 6.45 pm on a Saturday, mostly with people taking advantage of the early bird set menu £25 for 3 courses, as were we. Be warned get there for exactly your time slot , there’s no bar in which to linger and it’s unlikely a table will come free early. No bar is probably a good thing as we were seated downstairs which involves negotiating a very steep spiral staircase, ladies in heels watch your step!
Whilst we made our menu choices, we enjoyed some Chapel Down Brut Rose which was a nice start to the evening and had a lovely spring freshness.
We kicked off our meal with Scottish Smoked Salmon and a refreshing Kentish beetroot salad.
Next we tucked into a flavourful Dingley Dell pork chop, and perfectly cooked pan-fried sea bream fillets which went well with the salty samphire. The food was very tasty but the portions were on the small side and one of my pet peeves is not getting complete plates of food when the menu descriptions make it sound like you are. I wish someone would say “Look it’s just a piece of fish you’re going to need sides with this”
We opted for desserts of Sticky Toffee Pudding and cheesecake. The sticky toffee was delicious with none of the burnt aftertaste that it can sometimes have but it continued the theme of small portions. I thought the cheesecake would be the baked New York style but it turned out to be more like a ginger & vanilla mousse which was complemented by the slight tartness of the forest berries. In summary the set menu is good value but don’t go too hungry !
Thank you for pleasant attentive service from Adam (Restaurant Manager) and Rodrico.
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