It took us a while to find the restaurant after we reconvened at around noon - we totally missed the low profile entrance as we first walked by because of the construction work outside, but inside it was a compact but charming dining room, with a dozen or so neat tables and the bar in the far end. We felt like sitting inside a fancy house more so than in a restaurant.
Okay, true this is not just any round the corner neighborhood restaurant we picked - they have their Michelin star for more than 10 years - but still, the meal was more than what we expected. The lunch menu was sophisticated, classic but playful; service was decent and we loved the ambiance. It's a gem in the City and next time I would definitely be curious to check out their dinner tasting menu if we have a chance.
More photos on my Flickr album: https://www.flickr.com/photos/g4gary/sets/72157655684194125
When? June 24 2015
Where? Club Gascon, 57 W Smithfield, London
Menu Highlights? Grilled Cod Cheeks, Lemon Oil, Pickled Radishes, Crab & Bisque