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may only be September with a third of the year still to come, but we can confidently say that we had one of our best meals of the year last night, in fact we couldn’t find a single fault with Gordon Ramsey’s Foxtrot Oscar.

Service is friendly and efficient, the atmosphere is bubbly yet unobtrusive and the food, well we’ll get to that. The restaurant itself is small with no more than 35 seats in total, meaning that attention from the staff was never far away but they were so subtle as to be invisible when not needed.

To start we went with a tomato and mozzarella medley; and breaded coley goujons. The salad is a classic dish with a twist; green, yellow, purple and red tomatoes each with their own distinctive flavour were accompanied by the soft, moist cheese and basil. The fish had a soft delicate flavour hidden beneath golden breadcrumbs and the home made tartare sauceonly added to the experience.

To follow came braised caramelised pork belly with jasmine rice and salad and fillet steak with chips. As red meat aficionados we have eaten many steaks all over London but this was one of the best we’ve found. The secret is the meat itself – Foxtrot Oscar is the only restaurant in London to source meat from this particular highland farm where the cows are matured for an extra two years before being slaughtered. Of course, it’s also the way it was cooked, gently seared on the outside and red and moist to the centre. The pork was rich and full of flavour, and the jasmine rice was perfectly perfumed.

When the food is this good it would be foolish to miss out on dessert, and we can confirm that the apple and cherry crumble and sticky toffee pudding match the previous courses it taste, presentation and all round satisfaction.

We can’t recommend Foxtrot Oscar highly enough. This is the perfect date restaurant that would impress the most discerning diners or the perfect setting for a sophisticated evening of celeb-spotting, Hollywood actress Michelle Williams was there during our visit.

Foxtrot Oscar – In the words of Mr Ramsay “F**king brilliant”

79 Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, SW3