A quiet interlude between the main course and dessert was just enough time to collectively coo over the dishes, which were, as expected, as good as the glowing online praise they had already received.
The final act was a no-brainer with an enthusiastic “yes” to a classic Mille Feuille. It’s a treat I usually save for trips to Paris where my search for the best pastry monopolises most of my thoughts (and time). It’s therefore thrilling to find one of my favourite desserts so exquisitely presented: the crunchy butter-rich pastry was held together with a generous piping of vanilla cream and the crumby texture of the pastry had a burnt toffee flavour which instantly elevated the dish. I would have preferred the addition of some fresh raspberries dotted within the cream, however, this is purely a personal preference and I never grumble too much where pastry is involved.
At the end of a lingering Saturday lunch, I was a little disappointed it had all passed by too swiftly. The food was refined, effortlessly pleasing and oh so indulgent. As the cooler months bring on a need for warmth and comfort, Charlie’s will happily cocoon visitors in one of the best dining experiences London has to offer.
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