"Formerly the number one court room, the atmosphere at 'Silk' is a wonderful amalgamation of history and spice. This can be seen through the oak panelling, judges bench and witness stand, add to this sumptuous red tones and a beautiful vaulted glass ceiling.
The menu is a mixture of Chinese, Thai and Indian food. A special feature at 'Silk' is that if you can't decide just what to choose, the waiter can arrange to have mini platters made up from both the starter and dessert menus. In the end, we opted for a min! i platter of prawns samrot and king scallops. The scallops were very succulent while the prawns had a sticky, herb glaze which was just scrumptious.
For the mains, we had the duck and the tiger prawns. I was a little disappointed with the prawns as they were a bit bland. The duck breast, on the other hand, was very tender and the Penang sauce accompanied it beautifully.
Unfortunately, the desserts were not up to the standards of the starters or mains. We opted for a mini platter of four desserts of which only one, the white chocolate and passion fruit fondue served with berries, is deserving of a mention. Steer clear of the kiwi & basil sorbet.
'Silk' tends to focus on quality rather than quantity, however, the portions are of adequate size if you intend on ordering three courses.
There were a few finer points which we believe could be improved upon. Firstly, we found the chairs rather bulky and uncomfortable. Secondly, for ! some odd reason the same song was on repeat which, after an ho! ur of di ning can be rather annoying. Last, but not least, £5.50 for a bottle of still water is quite extortionate.
The highlights of our evening was both the samrot prawns and the duck, add to that very attentative wait staff and 'Silk' served to be a rather enjoyable, intimate affair. We will definitely be returning. Plus the 2-4-1 is also a nice incentive.
All in all, we would rate our experience at 'Silk' 7/10.
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