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2 for 1 at Silk Restaurant @ Courthouse Hotel

The combination of Silk's classic courtroom setting and innovative Asian-fusion cuisine, offers a fine-dining experience with unique appeal at this central London hotel.

The 2009 Michelin-recommended restaurant, which in its former capacity as courtroom no. 1, witnessed the trials of Oscar Wilde, Mick Jagger and John Lennon, is now a destination for more culinary pursuits.

This Soho restaurant features an inspired seasonal menu of exotic pan-Asian flavours from across the ancient 'Silk Route'. Signature dishes include scallops seasoned with Kaffir lime leaf on strawberry salsa & refreshing chilli, cilantro coconut froth and tamarind glazed duckling and blood red orange & butternut squash with duck leg confit.

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Silk Restaurant @ Courthouse Hotel
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" Good food, good atmosphere, good service, good value. Can't fault anything."
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"Good Food
Great atmosphere, food was great too."
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Huw said "Excellent service- reasonable food
We booked very last minute but this was no problem and we were welcomed by the very friendly..."
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Katherine said "Intimate venue for a special meal
If you are after an intimate environment for a special meal, this is the right place to come. The..."
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"27.03.11   Ambience - unique Food - excellent Staff - very attentive  Price -..."
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"Came here with my bf. But very unluckily, he doesn't like Asian food very much. I did enjoy..."
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"We visited silk on a Saturday night. As advised earlier we arrived early, got a lovely bottle of..."
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"FAB restuarant! HIGHLY recommended You cant go wrong with this offer - the restaurant itself..."
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"Formerly the number one court room, the atmosphere at 'Silk' is a wonderful..."
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"Excelent food. Well presented without the usual show-off. Very friendly staff. The environment is..."
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"This was a truly wonderful and impressive experience. Set in an unusual magistrates court, the..."
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"A superb dining experience. The unusual location provided interest and certainly acted as a..."
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  • " Good food, good atmosphere, good service, good value. Can't fault anything. "
    Posted 1 year, 7 months, 21 days ago...
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  • "Good Food
    Great atmosphere, food was great too. "
    Posted 1 year, 10 months, 22 days ago...
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  • Huw said: "Excellent service- reasonable food
    We booked very last minute but this was no problem and we were welcomed by the very friendly staff.

    The service throughout was top-notch- comparable to some Michelin star restaurants we've been too.

    The food was reasonable, for the Tastecard price, but not as good as the service. I had a Lamb Biryani and, whilst nicely spiced, the rice was greasy and the lamb dry. The side order of naan bread was also dry.

    However, the setting is impressive (an old court room) and this, coupled with the great service, made it a very good spot for a central, unplanned meal in the middle of the week. "
    Posted 2 years, 3 months, 27 days ago...
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  • Katherine said: "Intimate venue for a special meal
    If you are after an intimate environment for a special meal, this is the right place to come. The service was spot and the menu, being Asian fusion, is so diverse. Delicious ingredients done with style and attention. The original prices are quite high so having a tastecard discount brings the bill down to a more affordable level. My bill came to £25 for person for 3 courses and a glass of wine. I will definitely return. "
    Posted 3 years, 1 month, 26 days ago...
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  • "27.03.11   Ambience - unique Food - excellent Staff - very attentive  Price - Reasonable (with offer) Recommend? - Definitely     H4 "
    Posted 5 years, 5 months, 28 days ago...
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  • "Came here with my bf. But very unluckily, he doesn't like Asian food very much. I did enjoy it. Especially the mango pudding. It's more like an Asian fusion restaurant. Good food, good location and exquisite decorations. Friendly waiters. Dian   "
    Posted 5 years, 11 months, 18 days ago...
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  • "We visited silk on a Saturday night. As advised earlier we arrived early, got a lovely bottle of wine at the bar and sat in a renovated cell. This was strange but very enjoyable. We were able to take this bottle into the restaurant with us. The restaurant was impressive and very unusual. The service was excellent (although we were the only people dining). The food was exceptional, perfectly cooked and beautiful flavours. This was much better quality than your average restaurant. Quantity was not that impressive but they rarely are at restaurants such as this. Unsurprisingly it was reasonably priced but not cheap and they do add a service charge to the bill, however, you can see what you get for the money. As a guide the final price was about £60 for a bottle of wine, 2 mains and 2 starters. Silk is definitely worth a visit but only on a special occasion. Matt & Rach "
    Posted 6 years, 3 months, 4 days ago...
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  • "FAB restuarant! HIGHLY recommended You cant go wrong with this offer - the restaurant itself is interesting and different, the staff cannot be faulted and the food is amazing (if you like thai/indian fusion food) . This is a gem on taste! Victoria "
    Posted 6 years, 4 months, 20 days ago...
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  • "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. V.P. "
    Posted 7 years, 7 months, 21 days ago...
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  • "Excelent food. Well presented without the usual show-off. Very friendly staff. The environment is also great, in a room that you keep wondering if it was a capella or a court-room. Arrive 1/2 hour earlier and have a drink in the Hotel Bar. Nice, you can get a jail-cell to share with friends. Beware of the toilets ;o)Gerson "
    Posted 7 years, 7 months, 21 days ago...
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  • "This was a truly wonderful and impressive experience. Set in an unusual magistrates court, the exquisiteness was reinforced by the attentiveness of the staff and the cuisine. Highly recommended. The lavk of patronage is unfortunate and questionable.Hayden "
    Posted 7 years, 7 months, 21 days ago...
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  • "A superb dining experience. The unusual location provided interest and certainly acted as a talking point without detracting from the comfortable, intimate restaurant atmosphere. The staff were attentive without being intrusive or fussy and were able to tell us details about both the food and the Court Room itself. So far so good! Then the food arrived-Fantastic! Beautifully prepared, perfectly cooked ( including notoriously difficult scallops, Roe dear, steak and Sea Bream ALL perfect) and carefully presented. The flavours were a delightful infusion of quality ingredients, herbs and subtle spices nothing overpowering but very distinctive. I can't recommend this restaurant highly enough and we will certainly be going again. Chris. "
    Posted 7 years, 7 months, 21 days ago...
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  • " Good food, good atmosphere, good service, good value. Can't fault anything. "
    Posted 1 year, 7 months, 21 days ago...
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  • "Good Food
    Great atmosphere, food was great too. "
    Posted 1 year, 10 months, 22 days ago...
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  • Huw said: "Excellent service- reasonable food
    We booked very last minute but this was no problem and we were welcomed by the very friendly staff.

    The service throughout was top-notch- comparable to some Michelin star restaurants we've been too.

    The food was reasonable, for the Tastecard price, but not as good as the service. I had a Lamb Biryani and, whilst nicely spiced, the rice was greasy and the lamb dry. The side order of naan bread was also dry.

    However, the setting is impressive (an old court room) and this, coupled with the great service, made it a very good spot for a central, unplanned meal in the middle of the week. "
    Posted 2 years, 3 months, 27 days ago...
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  • Katherine said: "Intimate venue for a special meal
    If you are after an intimate environment for a special meal, this is the right place to come. The service was spot and the menu, being Asian fusion, is so diverse. Delicious ingredients done with style and attention. The original prices are quite high so having a tastecard discount brings the bill down to a more affordable level. My bill came to £25 for person for 3 courses and a glass of wine. I will definitely return. "
    Posted 3 years, 1 month, 26 days ago...
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  • "27.03.11   Ambience - unique Food - excellent Staff - very attentive  Price - Reasonable (with offer) Recommend? - Definitely     H4 "
    Posted 5 years, 5 months, 28 days ago...
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  • "Came here with my bf. But very unluckily, he doesn't like Asian food very much. I did enjoy it. Especially the mango pudding. It's more like an Asian fusion restaurant. Good food, good location and exquisite decorations. Friendly waiters. Dian   "
    Posted 5 years, 11 months, 18 days ago...
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  • "We visited silk on a Saturday night. As advised earlier we arrived early, got a lovely bottle of wine at the bar and sat in a renovated cell. This was strange but very enjoyable. We were able to take this bottle into the restaurant with us. The restaurant was impressive and very unusual. The service was excellent (although we were the only people dining). The food was exceptional, perfectly cooked and beautiful flavours. This was much better quality than your average restaurant. Quantity was not that impressive but they rarely are at restaurants such as this. Unsurprisingly it was reasonably priced but not cheap and they do add a service charge to the bill, however, you can see what you get for the money. As a guide the final price was about £60 for a bottle of wine, 2 mains and 2 starters. Silk is definitely worth a visit but only on a special occasion. Matt & Rach "
    Posted 6 years, 3 months, 4 days ago...
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  • "FAB restuarant! HIGHLY recommended You cant go wrong with this offer - the restaurant itself is interesting and different, the staff cannot be faulted and the food is amazing (if you like thai/indian fusion food) . This is a gem on taste! Victoria "
    Posted 6 years, 4 months, 20 days ago...
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  • "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. V.P. "
    Posted 7 years, 7 months, 21 days ago...
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  • "Excelent food. Well presented without the usual show-off. Very friendly staff. The environment is also great, in a room that you keep wondering if it was a capella or a court-room. Arrive 1/2 hour earlier and have a drink in the Hotel Bar. Nice, you can get a jail-cell to share with friends. Beware of the toilets ;o)Gerson "
    Posted 7 years, 7 months, 21 days ago...
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  • "This was a truly wonderful and impressive experience. Set in an unusual magistrates court, the exquisiteness was reinforced by the attentiveness of the staff and the cuisine. Highly recommended. The lavk of patronage is unfortunate and questionable.Hayden "
    Posted 7 years, 7 months, 21 days ago...
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  • "A superb dining experience. The unusual location provided interest and certainly acted as a talking point without detracting from the comfortable, intimate restaurant atmosphere. The staff were attentive without being intrusive or fussy and were able to tell us details about both the food and the Court Room itself. So far so good! Then the food arrived-Fantastic! Beautifully prepared, perfectly cooked ( including notoriously difficult scallops, Roe dear, steak and Sea Bream ALL perfect) and carefully presented. The flavours were a delightful infusion of quality ingredients, herbs and subtle spices nothing overpowering but very distinctive. I can't recommend this restaurant highly enough and we will certainly be going again. Chris. "
    Posted 7 years, 7 months, 21 days ago...
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