London Spot: Minsky’s Restaurant

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I went out for a meal with one of my big sisters a few weeks back at Minsky’s Restaurant; had a lovely time catching up and celebrating her birthday, my treat of course (“,).

The restaurant is situated within the Danubius Hotel in Regents Park and is open to hotel guests as well as the general public. Being a short walk or bus ride away from either St John’s Wood or Baker Street Stations, it is easy to find following Google Maps.

Upon arrival, we entered the hotel lobby and followed signs to the restaurant. Unfortunately the actual restaurant space was closed and a few tables had been set up in the bar area to accommodate those who had pre-booked to eat. I would have loved to have experienced the full service provided by the establishment and enjoy the decor but this was not possible.

As we had walked into a bar, there was no one there to greet us. I had to go to the bar counter to make myself known and be seated. A bartender pointed us towards the tables which had been reserved and we took our seats. After about 10 minutes of waiting and having a chinwag, I went to the bar counter again to enquire about our booking and find out when we would receive our menus. Finally a waiter came to attend to us and moved us as we had sat at the wrong table… ha!

We were given a set menu to choose from and had our drinks orders taken.

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My order

Drinks: Lemon Water and Red Wine
Starter: Smoked Haddock and Spring Onion Fishcake
Main: British Sirloin Steak with Grilled Cherry Tomatoes, Mushroom and Thick Chunky Chips
Dessert: Fruit Salad with Lemon Sorbet

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Photo taken and edited by: J’ara Ami

I throughly enjoyed my starter and dessert, however I found the steak to be a bit chewy and bland. I have been working towards giving up meat especially red meat but I know what a good steak should taste like. My fish cake was packed with flavour, soft on the inside and just the right amount of crispy on the outside. Dessert, absolutely delicious, the lemon was powerful and the fruits fresh.

Would I visit Minsky’s Restaurant again? Yes to give it a second chance to redeem itself, I reckon the steak was pre-prepared rather than cooked fresh as the restaurant was closed.

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Scoring

Average Price: £25

Price i Paid: £49 for 2 people

Value for Money: 4/5

Ambience: 3/5

Service: 3/5

Food: 3.5/5

Overall rating: 13.5/20

Location

Minsky’s Restaurant

18 Lodge Road, London, St John’s Wood, NW8 7JT

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Smooches, love and fabric xxx

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