Restaurant 1890 by Gordon Ramsay at the Savoy is taking the set three-course lunch to a whole new level with its new Friday and Saturday offering, priced at £95 per person.
In the glamorous and intimate setting of the 24-person dining room, guests will be able to enjoy a paired-down but still exquisite version of the set tasting dinner menu – inspired by the king of French cooking Georges Auguste Escoffier who worked at the Savoy from 1890 (hence the name of the restaurant) to 1899 – and executed by talented young head chef James Sharp.
This month’s menu begins with delicate Cornish crab, fresh almonds and Hollandaise sauce, followed by the Parker house roll with lemon thyme and black pepper, served with a light Ampersand butter. This is followed by Isle of Wight tomatoes and roe, then squab pigeon with sweetcorn, girolles and a delicate sauce Périgueux.
Dessert is a mille-feuille with Sicilian mango, passion fruit and a hint of spice and, to finish, a selection of petit fours.
As for the wine, the team of sommeliers, headed up by Emanuel Pesqueira, will help you find the perfect wine to accompany your lunch – and there’s plenty to choose from as Restaurant 1890 specialises in rare and vintage Madeira, with wines dating back to 1705, alongside a stunning library of bottles.