Our drinks arrived and Saf was presented with a really good non alcoholic cocktail, usually I am not a huge fan, they tend to be a little sticky but this was excellent, and my house champagne was good, although at £12 for a 125ml glass it should have been. Lawrence had also been briefed about all of Saf's dietary requirements too and I have to say they were excellent to her, and even gave her her very own bread basket, which she made her way through admirably! Oh and they served SALTED butter, heaven. I am not a fan of the unsalted stuff. The canapes were yum (mine was a foie gras option) but 1 each I thought it was a little stingy..
My starter was the rabbit veloute, which was excellent, the wine was also very good, cannot remember what it was though oops!
Lastly came pudding, and petits fours which I didn't fancy so Saf had that lot. The sorbet was OK, but nothing special, neither of us have sweet teeth though so it isn't really surprising. Lastly as I was enjoying my third glass of the fizzy stuff we were offered a kitchen tour and were very honoured to meet Head Chef Brett Graham and his team. The main man took a good 5 mins to talk to us about his love of the place and shooting game, it was really lovely and he was a delight.
We left at around 3pm after a really lovely lunch, the food was absolutely brilliant, couldn't fault it and we had a great laugh as we always do, but I would just say that it lacks something in the personality stakes, not just the decor but the atmosphere rather. For us there weren't enough 'princess touches' no amuse bouches or extra little additions that make the overall experience, it was just going out for a nice lunch, and I don't like to use the word nice! The prices were reasonable for Michelin starred food, £30 for 2 courses, £35 for 3 - and as I said, it was fabulous food, but I wouldn't rush back. However, if you happen to find yourself in Notting Hill then you could do a lot worse than lunch at the Ledbury.
What I wore;
Silk shift dress - Warehouse
120 denier opaques - Wolford
Black suede ballet pumps - M&S
Grey woollen coat - M&S
Plaited shopper - Zara