It has been over three years since I last visited Gauthier, the former 1 starred Michelin French restaurant hidden in Soho. This time around I headed back for a private dining experience, the cool thing about the restaurant is that it has a number of private dining rooms to suit the different size parties, we went for the "Games Room" with some fun elements around the room to add a relaxing touch to the space.
We were given a private party menu of two choices for each course beside the risotto, I was in love with the pan fried foie gras, it was creamy and packed with luxurious tastes. The garnish of ginger and rhubarb did a great job to contrast the bold flavours and offset the earthy flavour. The Milanese risotto on the other hand was rather average, the chicken jus was a little too salty for my liking which was a shame as the texture of the risotto was perfect.
|Dorset crab and fennel salad|
|fillet of pink daurade|
|black spot pork two ways|
|rose and raspberry macaroon|
The overall private experience was fun and relaxing, service was smart with a touch of humour which was perfect for a group gathering as we all felt right at home. Food wise I was sure that Gauthier could be better if it wasn't a party menu, as getting all the elements and timing right is a tough ask at the end of the day. But I think for private dinning at an affordable price, Gauthier is hard to beat and I am keen to return for its normal menu to see how the food has developed over the years.
£75 pp with wine
21 Romilly St, London W1D 5AF