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St Germain, Farringdon, No longer with us

Despite it being extremely busy at the office before Christmas I was determined to leave the cosy confines of the West End and head off to meet my lovely wife for lunch. She had booked St Germain which is not far from her office in Farringdon. I got there early and had a lovely speciality beer whilst I waited for the missus. The restaurant occupies an old warehouse so has some nice period features, there is also a window at the rear so it is light and airy even on a dark December day. I had a look at the set menu which was excellent value but then the french onion soup on the ala carte took my fancy. My wife had butternut squash ravioli which she really enjoyed , my soup was very rich and tasty but could have done with being served a bit hotter.

For her main my wife had a really good piece of halibut on mash which she really enjoyed. A real winter warmer. I decided to try that day's special "short ribs of beef" I was expecting a pile of marinated ribs what I got was so much better. It was a huge beef rib that had been braised so that the beef just fell of the bone, wow, really tasty and unusual. It was served with plenty of gravy and some mushrooms and baby onions. This delight was washed down with a very reasonable bottle of Chinon.

We were absolutly stuffed after such a heart meal that we skipped desert and had coffee. The bill was very good value for the feast we had consummed. The restaurant was full by the time we left and there was a nice buzzy atmosphere. The staff were friendly and helpfull working as a team. All in all a very nice spot for a meal

Monday, January 11, 2010
Overall rating
Food 8 | Service 8 | Atmosphere 8 | Value for money 8

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