Customer reviews for Roussillon Restaurant, Sloane Square
Ratings out of 5 are for
Food Service Ambience
Wednesday, July 07, 2004
|Liked the food Liked the service Liked the ambience
I was taken here last night as a birthday treat, having not heard of it before.
We opted for the taster menu and the sommelier's choice for wine which turned out to be an excellent choice. What appeared to be small taster portions still left me feeling astonishingly full after the 5th course - each of which were accompanied by a glass of wine specially chosen to suit the dish. This was fascinating since I tried a good number of wines I would have been unlikely to try otherwise and was accompanied by a good description from the sommelier. Particularly memorable was the truffle rissotto and the raspberry millefeuille but all the food was very good. If memory serves I had a Vichysoisse, a truffle risotto, something else frankly lost in the blur, medallions of lamb, a very good selection of cheeses, a raspberry millefeuille, a chocolate/praline cake thing. All washed down with wines from alsace and the roussillon region including rather a good grenace/syrrah with the lamb and a Madeira variant to accompany the millefeuille. After all that coffee was out of the question so I can't comment on the petit fours. At this point the bill and a taxi was the only viable choice
The service was almost perfect - unobtrusive but helpful and timely.
The experience was fantastic but at about £245 all in it couldn't be described as inexpensive. Strangely though I would say that we had value even with the bill. I would rate it higher on all counts but it wasn't quite at the level of Le Gavroche and a few others. The restaurant clearly deserves its Michelin Star and I was able to book a place for my father two days later so it would be worth checking out as an emergency booking.