I tried the £15 menu at The Fountain Restaurant last night. You can choose two courses from the set menu; I opted for a main course and dessert.
I enjoyed a delicious main course of poached Cornish brill, mussels, baby gem, vanilla and blood orange. The fish was soft and lightly flavoured which contrasted perfectly with the sharp segments of orange. I can never decide whether I like mussels but in this case, I did as the texture was just right and not chewy at all. The food was bathed in a juicy broth, and we were given spoons to slurp it up with!
Then to dessert, an indulgent chocolate and berry torte (not the English treacle tart on the online menu). The thick chocolate embedded with slightly bitter tasting berries was heaven!
And all this for £15 each. Admittedly, by the time we’d had a bottle of wine and two coffees, the total came to a bit more than that but it was still very good value for the food.
Plus, you do get the pleasure of the Fortnum and Mason experience. That means lots of little touches like the special Fortnum and Mason crockery, a live guitarist playing away in the corner and the feeling of being somewhere really quite posh! The waiters were attentive and helpful (even asking some Italian diners on the table next to us whether they’d prefer to be served in English or Italian).
The £15 menu is available until 13 March so start working your way through the restaurants now!
The £15 menu is available in The Fountain Restaurant, St James’s Restaurant, The Gallery Restaurant and 1707 Wine Bar until the 13 March 2011. There are menus available for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Offer must be pre-booked quoting £15 menu.