Leng Montgomery's Qype reviews
Duke of York's HQ, King's Road, London SW3 3SQ
Leng Montgomery wrote on 22 June 2011
I have been once or twice but have fallen in love with this ace the second time around. The spaces and work to be found in there are always interesting.
I like the fact that it's free and takes the edge off finding yourself in Chelsea.
Wilton Place, Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7RL
Leng Montgomery wrote on 5 May 2009
Oh my God! I had lunch there with my gay husband today and I didn’t want it to end. His fantastic company of course was the main attraction but our lunch was one that can only be dreamed about. This has got to go down as the best way to spend a Bank Holiday Monday ever!
When we were seated, we were given a snack of Foie Gras with mini crostini type things and houmous. It was smooth and clean.
Then came the Amuse Bouche, it was a sweetcorn soup in a shotglass served with some caraway seeded breadsticks. To follow we had more bread and then as a starter I had quail ravioli. This came with a reduced potato soup - very intense flavours but they all balanced out. It was just the right size too. Everything was well rounded in taste and texture.
For my main I had some seabass which came with dauphinois pureed potato. Genius. The potatoes had the texture of velvet and the seasonings complimented the bass perfectly.
We then had some cheese from the trolley and as a pre-dessert a little glass filled with passion fruit jelly, lemon cream and a lychee and vodka sorbet. This was the best take on jelly and ice cream I have ever experienced.
Then for dessert I had the baked custard tart. I felt it would be rude not to, especially given that Marcus made something similar as a dessert for the Queen’s 80th Birthday celebration. I figured that if it was good enough for her then another queen like myself might enjoy it too, and boy did I like it. The base was made out of gingerbread, then there was sort creamy baked custard and a little quinelle of strawberry mivvi ice cream and little strawberry jelly squares topped with basil.
We then had some of the homemade truffles and they were amazing. The salted caramel was my personal favorite.
The best thing about this lunch menu was the price. It wasn’t cheap but we had amazing food. Also the extras made it feel as if we were getting better value for money.
The portions of food were spot on too. They didn’t leave us feeling bloated or like we had become impregnated with a food baby. When we left we walked through Green Park which proved a useful pit stop for walking off a lovely dinner.
Marcus doesn’t come cheap but it is so worth getting your house remortgaged for. In these times of the credit crunch comes a place full of decadent distraction.