From Maida Vale to Piccadilly

Saturday, July 30th , 2022

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The Ritz delivered another fine meal this week, with the signature langoustine a la nage and a new Bresse duck dish the highlights of a high-class meal. My review also contains analysis of the extensive wine list, which is not as pricy as you might imagine. When you consider that the full-blown tasting menu at The Ritz is £170 and compare this with London’s top dining rooms these days it is actually a relative bargain. This is especially since The Ritz top menu features large langoustines, turbot (pictured), caviar and truffles, whereas recently I have noticed some multi-starred London restaurants skimping quite visibly on luxury ingredients despite their high prices. 

Dhaba@49 (pictured) is an Indian restaurant in Maida Vale that specialises in roadside snacks but also has a large menu of familiar north Indian dishes. The best dishes were a vegetable samosa and some unusually good bhindi, but most of the dishes were capably executed and service was very friendly. This is just a neighbourhood restaurant but it is a good one, fairly priced and with an appealing menu.