Dishes consumed and converted into a Food Baby in December 2013.
Name – The Fat Duck
Cuisine – British
Price – $$$$ (The Degustation Menu)
Area – Bray, UK
Meal – Lunch every day excluding Monday and Dinner every day excluding Sunday
Website – http://www.thefatduck.co.uk/
“Precision planning was required to fulfill one of our life’s goals – ‘The Fat Duck experience’. As soon as the bookings were open, exactly two months prior to our trip, it was multiple internet browser spamming time. We were extremely lucky to obtain the lunch booking, one Friday afternoon in December. Heston is renowned globally for his theatrical experience dining. What a fabulous experience it was.
Note: Please note that there are food spoilers below. Half the fun for us was not knowing what was coming next…”
Overall rating: 5/5 Food Addiction
Food: 5/5 Food Addiction
Ambiance: 5/5 Food Addiction
Service: 5/5 Food Addiction
“Lunch this one Friday afternoon, was an experience my husband and I will never forget.
The pre-dining video sent by The Fat Duck built up suspense and a sense of excitement. We were able to relax and take in the beautiful country side views on our train and taxi ride from London to Bray. Wandering aimlessly around the area because we couldn’t find the entrance… priceless! The restaurant decor was traditional, simple, elegant, beautiful. The restaurant itself was small, with low ceilings. This made me feel at home.
The staff were simply amazing. They were welcoming, friendly, professional, attentive and knowledgeable. The highlight of service was that all the staff signed our menu as a wedding present to my husband and I.
The food was just exquisite in many ways. The presentation was ingenious, the combination food concepts were simply amazing, the food was fresh and tasty. The most inspiring and perfectly executed dish I have ever eaten was the Mad Hatters Tea Party. It was as if we were transported to Alice in Wonderland ourselves. My husband and I both felt very satisfied and were overdue for birth (from our amazing food babies) after this amazing meal. Although the price tag was dear, it is an experience that you must try for yourself.