Last weekend Ciara and I went to Paris to visit Arabella (these posts will be up in the next couple of days). Sadly the fourth in our little group, Claire, couldn't make it as she was on hols, so it was just the three of us for the weekend. We managed to get return Eurostar tickets for just £66, so decided to treat ourselves to dinner at the St Pancras Grand before checking in. I've been wanting to go for a while, and was glad that we did. It isn't too badly priced, and the food is excellent. They also do a really good value set menu, where it's only £19 for 2 courses and a glass of bubbly.
Ciara had soup of the day to start with, while I had the most beautiful breads with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. The bread was perfect - crispy on the outside and really warm and soft on the inside. I'm a sucker for bread with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. For main I had the confit duck leg, sat on a bed of crushed potatoes and rhubarb relish, and finished with an endive salad. The duck was cooked to perfection, it was wonderfully tender and just fell off the bone. Very tasty and the rhubarb relish tasted surprisingly good!
The food was fantastic, and the restaurant itself felt very grand, but it was quite dark as you can see in the photo above, and if you're visiting before a train journey, you might want to leave a good couple of hours just to be on the safe side. We left 2 hours but still had to rush to get our train as the service was just soooo slow! A great restaurant for if you're in the area or catching a train, but I personally wouldn't go out of my way to go back to it.