L'Etoile, Charlotte Street
I'll be honest, I didn't want to write this review because I didn't really enjoy the meal and you know I never like to post a bad review but the restaurant preferred I wrote a bad post than not write one at all so here it is.
The place is called L'Etoile and it's on Charlotte Street. I walk past it every day at work and from the outside, it looked like a cute little french restaurant so I was very excited to be invited for dinner a few weeks ago. We arrived at around 6 on Friday night and the lovely staff greeted us with a glass of fizz! To be fair, the staff were really lovely, happy and attentive throughout the evening and the food wasn't bad as such, there was nothing wrong with it, I just didn't enjoy it or being there at all and left feeling as though I'd wasted a Friday night. To be honest, I was happy to leave and do something a bit more exciting by the end of it.
Andrew started with muscles and I had crab mac n cheese which admittedly was the best part of the meal although it was far too creamy so I only ate half of it. It came out in a cute little pot with a lid which looked great and left me pretty excited for the rest of the meal, which sadly didn't live up to my expectations.
The main I found, along with the clientele and the setting, very traditional and old fashion and that is just not my style when its comes to food. I love trying exciting, quirky food with new and interesting twists and that is not how you would describe my lamb or Andrews beef for that matter.
I was pretty also unimpressed with desserts. Andrew ordered "black forest chocolate decadence" which turned out to be a brownie with some fruit in a sauce on top. I went for a lemon posset, the dessert itself was nothing to write home about and I was not really not a fan of the presentation of mine, the little serviette underneath just makes it feel so cheap in my opinion.