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William Drabble's Seven Park Place is ‘perfect', says critic

07 December 2009 by
William Drabble's Seven Park Place is ‘perfect', says critic

Seven Park Place by William Drabble at the St James's Hotel and Club in London "is perfect", according to Giles Coren.

The Times' food critic says that ex-Aubergine chef Drabble carefully executed top-end food and the restaurant's grand furnishing and accommodating staff make him love everything about the place.

"This is a grown-up, serious restaurant for people who eat out a lot and want a treat, who can afford it, and won't be intimidated by its elegance," Coren says.

"It's not a first-date place. It's not for teenagers. It's not for clench-arsed, sour-faced lefties or fin-haired hipsters manqués. But it's absolutely perfect for me."

The Daily Telegraph's Jasper Gerard is immediately impressed by the look of Chris and Jeff Galvin's latest venture, Galvin La Chapelle in Spitalfields.

"It's hard to think of another London dining room more awe-inspiring," he says.

Meanwhile Italian restaurant Mennula impresses Toby Young in the Independent on Sunday, who says it is the place in town to find good tasting, simple Sicilain food.

The Observer's Jay Rayner enjoys a fabulous breakfast at the Farmcafe & Foodmarket in Woodbridge, Suffolk. "There are many reasons for going to Suffolk. The Farmcafé surely has to be one of them," he says.

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

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