After a crazy morning of shopping in Harvey Nichols we were way too tired to go anywhere to eat. Our attempts to grab a quick snack failed as both Wagamama and Yo! Sushi were packed we settled for the Fifth Restaurant on the fifth floor (with very low expectations to be very honest).
Maybe we were hungry, we found the pumpkin soup deliciously sweet and creamy. We wanted more!Since we were not sure of the food quality we ordered from the cheaper market menu. My husband was pleasantly surprised that his eggs benedict on toasted brioche was cooked to perfection.
My elderflower marinated salmon, fennel and apple salad. The dressing was zingy and refreshing and certainly went well with the salmon. I did not think much of the fennel salad: it was basically shredded fennel and not much else.
Ballotine of turkey, brussels sprouts, apricot stuffing, gravy. There is nothing not to like on this plate. Turkey was moist and juicy, stuffing with sausage and apricot was delicious with a nice sweet undertone, and I was told the gravy was out of this world. Even the sprouts tasted good - it must be good!
Pan fried sea bream, mussel and saffron orzo pasta. Although the fish was fresh and of very good quality but the real surprise was definitely on the pasta. Cooked like risotto with all the rich flavours it was a lot less heavy in texture. It was a perfect compliment to the fish.
We wished we had time for dessert but Prada was waiting!
Market menu two courses ₤19.50; three courses ₤24.50.
Regular lunch menu two courses ₤35; three course ₤40.
We had to wait a relatively long time for our food to arrive (and the place wasn't that busy as it was almost 3pm). As annoyed as we were the food more than made up for it. I was so glad Yo! and Wagamama were full.
5/F Harvey Nichols, 109-125 Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7RJ. Tel: 020 7235-5250