Monday, 2 April 2012

The Waterside Inn

It is my first review of a restaraunt in my blog, so I have decided to start my blog by reviewing a fantastic three michelin star restaurant. I have chosen the Waterside Inn.

It was created by the Roux family and has been passed on from Michelle Roux to his son Alain Roux. Now Alain Roux is still trying to carry on his father's legacy in the best possible way he can.

When I got there, a tall man parked the car that I was in, treating me as a member of royalty. I then walked into the comfortable reception where I waited a very short time until I was shown where I was to be seated and walked over to my table by a young waitress, who pulled out a chair for me to sit on. The room itself was stunning. I could look out at the view of the beautiful lake, while admiring the stylish chandeliers and old paintings. The cutlerry was set out very nicely in front of me, with two glasses on my right. There was a small wait for the menu. The kind waiter that greeted us offered us a set menu, which is cheaper, but I went for the full ala carte menu. I don't think that they would be so nice to me if I wasn't with my godmother who was Albert Roux's PM. However they were very kind to the adults in the big room with us.

It was a rather long wait for our starters. However when my foie gras came. It was probably the best thing I have ever tasted in my life. It was so succulent and tender, but it wouldn't of been as amazing if it wasn't accompanied by the perfect, sweet sauce that made it what it was. It would of been like Batman without his suit if it didn't have that well-balanced sauce to accompany it.

After that great starter, I had a main course of lobster. Once the waiters and waitresses walked to our table and showed us our meal. The smell of the lobster was wonderful. It was unlike anything I have ever smelt before. They had kept the shell of the lobster on top for presentation, but had separated the lobster from the shell, underneath the shell, so that I didn't have to experience that embarrassing moment when you don't really know how to use the tools to take out the lobster.

For dessert I enjoyed six mini puddings on one plate, including a small soufflé and a lovely creme caramel.

The restaurant was quite intimidating, because the waiters and waitresses were a bit too nice to us. They kept on staring at us to see if we were okay, but this made me feel slightly uncomfortable and the food was extremely expensive, especially if you of for the a la carte menu instead of the set menu. Despite this the restaurant was beautiful, even the toilets were impressive with the tasteful, marble floor. They gave me fantastic food and the restaurant is in a tremendous location with a beautiful view of the peaceful lake. I also like the history of the restaurant and knowing that the famous chef Alain Roux is somewhere in that kitchen preparing my food with the help of many other talented chefs. Therefore I will give this restaurant a score of 96/100.

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