Ever since visiting The Savoy for an amazing afternoon tea a few years ago, I have always been keen to go back and try some of the other dishes the grandest hotel in London has to offer. With Bookatable running a special deal for 3 courses and a glass of champagne at a set price (Star Deals), it seemed like the perfect opportunity to give the famous Kaspar’s Seafood Bar and Grill a try. After studying the menu for days before our reservation I think it’s fair to say that both my girlfriend and I were extremely excited about visiting, and let me tell you, we were pretty impressed!
We were kindly greeted upon arrival and led through to a lovely table for two at the back of the restaurant. Straight away our waiter came over to us and asked if he could help us at all with the menu. Despite having studied the choices we still needed A LOT of help as there were so many amazing options. Our waiters knowledge of the food was fantastic and he guided us through the menu happily answering any questions we had. Finally, after a fair amount of chopping and changing we came to a decision and placed our orders.
We both decided to begin with seafood starters and then move on to meat for our mains. I began with the Lobster Bisque which was incredible. Rich and creamy and packed with flavour. Perhaps it wasn’t the best option knowing I had a 10oz steak to follow but nevertheless, it was amazing. My girlfriend Kayleigh, on the other hand went for a slightly more sensible and lighter option of Pan-Roasted Scallops with cauliflower cooked in several different ways. The scallops were cooked to perfection and everything on the plate tasted great. All in all, neither of us could fault our starters.
A couple of minutes after our starter plates were removed our main courses were placed in front of us. After the richness of the Lobster Bisque I could have probably done with ten minutes or so to prepare myself for the next course, but that was soon forgotten about once I cut into my beautifully cooked steak. I ordered the Hereford Rib Eye with peppercorn sauce, cooked medium rare and it was spot on! Kayleigh went for the Braised Pork Belly and we shared sides of Whipped Potatoes and the Creamed Savoy Cabbage. There honestly was not one single element of the main courses that wasn’t completely perfect. We definitely did not need two sides though!
After having a long break to recover from the first two courses we finally ordered our desserts. Kayleigh chose the Kaspars Peach Melba and I went for the Caramel Crémeux. The Peach Melba was lovely and light and came with a tasty peach sauce on the side. I think it’s fair to say that I had a little bit of dessert envy as unfortunately I wasn’t overly impressed with mine. After such an amazing meal I just found the mousse to be quite bland and tasteless. Nothing special about it at all which was really disappointing. The complimentary mango marshmallows that arrived with our bill did make up for it a little though.
It’s always a shame when your meal ends on a bit of a low, however, apart from the caramel mousse every other dish was incredible. The service and general atmosphere in the restaurant was amazing and I would most definitely recommend Kaspar’s Seafood Bar and Grill to anyone wanting an extra special dining experience.