Londoninstitution Le Caprice has quite the reputation if not for the clientele it attracts, then for the food it knocks up. The restaurant is located in St James just around the corner from The Ritz and attracts a glamorous crowd, you’ll often spot celebrities and some of London’s biggest players dining here – on our visit Tara Palmer Tomkinson was in the house as was one of the Directors of Vogue. This really is the place to see and be seen…
The waiters are dressed to kill and there seems to be nearly as many staff as diners. We started with the Atlantic Prawn, Fennel and Avocado salad which was an arrangement of juicy prawns with ripe avocado – a great starter bursting with fresh flavours. Dorset dressed crab was creamy, light and well seasoned, the only thing it lacked was fresh lemon for squeezing.
A main of Thai baked Seabass served with fragrant rice was a pleasant dish, it didn’t make any rules but it certainly didn’t break any either, as was the case with the Chicken alla Milanese. The meal ended on a high note with the Yorkshire Rhubarb Meringue which was a ball of rhubarb ice-cream set on top of a hard meringue shell filled with soft meringue and cream, and surrounded my poached rhubarb in juices, the perfect mixture of sweet and tart.
Le Caprice is the perfect place for a special occasion, it maybe expensive but the experience makes it worth the splurge – We all want to feel spoilt once in a while! The atmosphere, surroundings and food make this a winner….. Now when’s our birthday again?
Le Caprice, Arlington Street, SW1A