Restaurant: Clos Maggiore – Covent Garden, London

Friday was the big day! We made it to our second anniversary, and to celebrate we would be eating at the most romantic restaurant in the world. I haven’t just made that up, this restaurant was awarded it for 2016 by Architectural Digest. 

We booked our table a couple of weeks ago, with the only time remaining being 10.30pm. If you’re going to have dinner in style, you may as well get there in style so we ordered our Uber with plenty of time to spare but we were sat at our table straight away. 

Oven Roasted Welsh Rack of Lamb & Slow Cooked Lamb Shoulder, Goat’s Cheese Polenta & Braised Fennel, Light Lamb Jus – £25.50 – James

We were told when we booked that there was no space remaining in the conservatory, this being what you see all over their website and social media. We did have a peak inside though – the branches and fairy lights filled the ceiling, with the fireplace giving the warmth and fantastically classy and cosy feel. 

However we would be sat just away from the bar with just three other tables in our room. Even though it did not match up to the conservatory, the intimate feel meant it wasn’t hard to see how it’s regularly labelled the most romantic restaurant in London, and maybe even the world. 

We always knew this meal was going to come at a bit more of a cost than the usual, so we decided beforehand to go for a main, sides to share, and dessert. 

Honey Glazed Breast of Goosnargh Duck & Crispy Duck Leg Pastilla, Young Turnips, Sugar Snaps, Ruby Port Sauce – £24.50 – Jessica

Whilst the pictures probably can’t do it justice (it was very dark in there and not great for bloggers), both of our main dishes were scrumptiously delicious. The meat was tender and complimented well by the other flavours on the plate. Upon our meals arriving at the table, first thoughts were always going to be the effort made to have it look attractive, rather than have our stomachs content. But in fairness, both were filling, but left us wanting more. What a shame we had to have a dessert.

We shared a side of triple cooked chips, which we were however quite disappointed in. Whilst there was plenty of crunch on the outside, the inside was far too overcooked. However the other side of mashed potato was delightful and new for us, in the respect of the truffle flavour. 

Wild Strawberry Tart and Vanilla Cremeux, Extra Virgin Olive Oil Sorbet – £10.90

We both decided upon the same dessert which had its own unique feature of olive oil sorbet – sounds peculiar, but we had built trust from the previous course that it would take us by surprise. Its subtlety blended well with the strawberries and made to a very pleasant ending. The special occasion was certainly matched by the restaurant and exceptional food we had the pleasure of eating.

But wait, that’s not the end! I had mentioned when we booked that we would be celebrating our anniversary, so out came the decorated and complimentary plate of chocolate bites. A special and unexpected touch.

Food: ★★★

Customer service: ★★

Atmosphere: ★★★
Toilets: ★★★★★

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  1. Rabiah A
    September 19, 2016 / 4:11 pm

    What a lovely post! Happy anniversary to you both! It's so nice to read that you guys celebrated it like this! The food definitely looks good <3 and oh my gosh! It's so great to hear you guys have been shortlisted, I'm definitely going to be voting now <3Rabiahamourvitaa.blogspot.co.uk

    • Food & Baker
      September 20, 2016 / 9:19 am

      Thank you so much! It was such a lovely evening and such ana amazing place too!Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💓

  2. Stephanie Claire
    September 19, 2016 / 4:31 pm

    IT's always so nice to go somewhere a bit more special, but those places almost never have good photo taking light! How lovely that they made up that plate for you! It really is the little things that make a difference isn't it! Stephie xxwww.acupofcreative.co.uk

    • Food & Baker
      September 20, 2016 / 9:20 am

      Yes, exactly. Especially when it's not something you'd do everyday. Oh tell me about it, it was a nightmare but we still enjoyed our night regardless. It is the little things.Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💓

  3. Becca Jayne
    September 19, 2016 / 4:34 pm

    I always love seeing / reading about what you two get up to! That food also looks amazing, great post lovely. X

    • Food & Baker
      September 20, 2016 / 9:21 am

      Aww I'm so glad that you do! That strawberry tart was such a sweet finish! Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💓

  4. Francesca Nelson
    September 22, 2016 / 8:04 am

    So cute!!! Seems like yo had an awesome meal minus the chips!! A shame that this place books up so fast and you didn't get into the conservatory but still worth it for the atmosphere!! I should look into this place how have I not heard of it before?! Happy anniversary you beauty! http://www.mylifeinrosetinteglasses.wordpress.com

    • Food & Baker
      September 23, 2016 / 9:08 am

      We do love our potato and we know what we expect hahaIt was still defo worth it, you never know, we may just book again to try get the conservatory! OMG YAS, you should go, you'd love it!Thank you lovely!Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💓Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💓

  5. Ashlee Mo
    September 23, 2016 / 3:46 am

    Love this post! Really happy for you both – congratulations on your 2 year anniversary ♡www.ashleemoyo.blogspot.com

    • Food & Baker
      September 23, 2016 / 9:09 am

      Glad you enjoyed it! Thank you so much!Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💓

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    August 7, 2017 / 5:20 pm

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