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Seven Park Place by William Drabble hits the spot with critic

22 October 2009 by
Seven Park Place by William Drabble hits the spot with critic

Seven Park Place by William Drabble at St James's Hotel and Club is on a par with the very best of the capital's restaurants, according to the Metro's Marina O'Loughlin.

"There's a plateful of wafer-thin discs of raw Scottish scallops with artichokes and an almost unnaturally silky lemon vinaigrette. This seems utterly straightforward but the sweetness of the shellfish contrasted with the butchness of artichoke and salty samphire creates something truly special."

The Evening Standard's Fay Maschler loves the honest food at Dock Kitchen, Portobello Dock. She is particularly impressed with the Bakewell tart - "without doubt, the best Bakewell tart I have eaten".

Meanwhile, both Guy Dimond from Time Out and Bloomberg's Richard Vines are impressed with Mark Hix's latest restaurant, Hix London, in the heart of Soho.

Dimond writes: "The British and seasonal mantra has become something of a cliche in London gastropubs of late, except that Mark Hix does it far better than most, and has been doing it for longer. He seems to know his stuff."

For these reviews in full and more, see What's on the menu? To book a table and view the latest restaurant deals, visit Caterer Eats Out. Visit Guide Girl for the latest gossip from the fine dining world.

William Drabble to be executive chef at London's St James's hotel >>

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By Daniel Thomas

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