The Ritz London
If you're in the mood to seriously spoil someone special, then a meal at the Ritz is a grand gastronomic treat. The large dining room is one of the most opulent in the whole of London with swagged curtains, pink chairs and gilded statuettes and very well spaced tables. Service from smartly suited and booted waiters is second to none. There's an abundance of luxury ingredients including lobster, turbot, caviar and truffle and some serious old school skills on show like a whole sea bass baked in a fish shaped pastry case carved table side. But there's plenty of modern flair too; terrine of goose liver with Sauternes jelly and peaches is as beautiful to look at as it its to eat. Desserts, made by pastry chefs with skills of the highest order are of the sort you'll only find in the big hotels where they have the space and resources to make a delicious architectural marvel from a simple sounding hazelnut semi-freddo with chocolate and vanilla.