The Cowcross Review


Timeout’s Number 23: The Ambassador by thekua
February 24, 2008, 6:23 pm
Filed under: Restaurant, Timeout Top 50 2008

We had a wonderful three course meal here on February 14 (yes, on Valentine’s Day). We arrived slightly before our booking at 7pm, early enough to get one of the comfy corner couches looking back at the other parts of the restaurant. They offer wine by the glass, in half a litre carafes and by the bottle. Considering we both weren’t planning on drinking that much, we went for a carafe of a nice red (I can’t remember which off their vast selection).

My starter of a spinach and ricotta risotto was perfect – creamy perfectly cooked rice and with the soft ricotta melting into the warm body. Be warned the portion is very small and, in reality, a perfect size for a starter. The table next to us mistakenly planned to share one of them.

John Dory Fillets

Next up was John Dory Fillets served with potatoes, capers and some greens. The fish, advertised as grilled, tasted a lot more like they’d pan fried it, and the saltiness indicating that they’d seasoned it just a little bit too much. The combination still worked very well.

The sticky date pudding was a great way to finish the meal off. The pudding was soft, literally melting in the mouth and the swizzle of butterscotch sauce over it wasn’t as sickeningly sweet that many other places make it so. The small scoop of vanilla ice cream also helped cut through the rest of this heavy dish.

I’d definitely come back to The Ambassador. It’s got a great ambiance – casual, yet modern and the attendants are very friendly and best of all, very accessible to us.

Wait to read The Cowcross Review’s final rating.

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Hmmmmmmmm yummy! I think I might visit.

Comment by Roy




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