When I arrived I was greeted at the reception by three glamorous girls. Then a few minutes later a sommelier asked me if I’d like some help with choosing my wine.
All of this should have set alarm bells ringing. The sort of Indian restaurants I like don’t have receptionsist and sommeliers — they have tasty food at a reasonable price.
We chose the three-course menu option, offering a first course, mid course and main for £55. There was not a huge choice but the dishes looked interesting and different.
What arrived were a series of tapas-style portions, some very nice but none particularly remarkable. We ate everything that was offered but I still felt hungry – not a good sign.
With a bottle of Arentine Malbec at £45 (the cheapest red wine is £40), this very average meal came to nearly £100 a head.