1 Blandford St
London, W1U 3DA
Date of Last Visit: Saturday, February 14, 2009
The Victims: Stacey, Julie
The Damage: £50 each?
The Background: It's amateur night. (Also known as Valentine's Day.) So Stacey has suggested just us girls go out for dinner. It's a good plan. And she's picked Fairuz in Marylebone, which is very convenient for some quick shopping beforehand.
The Entrance: Fairuz is all romantically lit and glowing when we enter. I am surprised by the number of people who walk in off the street and try to get a table without a booking. Again, it's amateur night. What were they thinking?
The Food: Our only choice is the special Valentine's Day menu, but I convince our server to thrown in a little labneh too. The selection of hummus and aubergine and salads is nice. But just nice.
I order the vegetarian moussaka and it's cold and mushy. I like the rice though. When we finish our meals, they bring us this big plate of fruit. Those were definitely genetically modified strawberries because I've never seen strawberries so large and perfect before. This was the best part of the meal.
The Verdict: Eh. Although I did the think the table under the staircase was romantic-looking.