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London: Orrery and Napkins


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London: Orrery and Napkins

randy | Sep 16, 2001 08:31 AM

sick to death of sitting at home and watching the news, we went out to Orrery (above Conran's, on Marylebone High Street) on friday night. quick report:

appetisers: chef's special tuna carpaccio was nice enough, but nothing special. one member of our party is allergic to seafood and was provided with a nice vegan option after a few minutes.

we were split on the crab canneloni: i loved it, one other person found it dissapointing. should have written this report sooner, as i can't for the life of me remember what other starters people had.

the john dory was thick and meaty and flavorful. started out a little boring, but the flavor built nicely as the dish went on. roast pigeon was delicious.
lamb end portions looked a bit small; i didn't get a taste.

strawberry souffle was far too good to ever eat again. blackberry sable with granny smith apple sorbet was just good enough that i could go back and eat it again and again.

napkins were not replaced, but refolded an placed on the arm of the chair every time someone got up. cigarettes were lit, at least for the ladies. it was a bit extravagent for my tastes, but in a good way.

bill (including 3 or 4 bottles of wine -- sorry, we'd been at the pub for a while before dinner) came to about 80 quid a head.

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