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The Aureole is a highly successful venture, so much so that the tables have a distinctly crammed-in feel. There is a high level of ambition in Gerry Hayden’s cooking, which extends to experimenting with flavour combinations that do not always hit the mark. Trying the pricy tasting menu, I was struck again and again by good quality technique marred by mixes of flavours that did not really work well together.

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  • Richard

    Ate here in February 2010. My first venture into the michellin world. The level of service was second to none. The serving staff and sommelier seemed knowledgeable and friendly to novice diners such as our selves. The meal (although writing this in total retrospect in September 2010) was an absolute joy although the menu did seem to be mainly orientated toward fish which was not a problem in my case. Overall the meal was very expensive coming in at around £125 per head having 3 courses, a bottle of red and 2 Manhattan cocktails (Hey, while in Manhattan eh?) but I didn't feel ripped off as the experience was amazing. Its location close to the theatre district/time square brilliantly convenient and I would recommend anybody looking for a special meal out to give it a go.