Review on Silk Restaurant, Courthouse Doubletree by Hilton
In the building that once housed Great Marlborough Street magistrate's court, the aptly named Courthouse Hotel and Silk Restaurant now serves a very different purpose as a pit-stop for international travellers and business people.
It was here that legal wranglings of the Profumo scandal were played out and Mick Jagger was prosecuted for possessing drugs. There are still a few echoes of the past in Silk, a dark-panelled restaurant that still retains its original benches and dock, as well legal tomes in glass cases. The name is also a reference to the exotic Silk Road trade route - hence the presence of an ornamental Buddha and other artefacts from Persia, China and other parts of the Far East.
The kitchen follows a similar path, offering a choice of mezze/tapas dishes as well as an eclectic carte that might include Thai-style corn cakes with sweet chilli sauce, Makmali murgh tikka (with cream cheese, lemon thyme and a 'velvet' topping) and bavette steak Assado finished with a foie gras crust. To finish, expect anything from chocolate truffle with Szechuan pepper sorbet to paneer tian with makhni sauce.
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Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 3.00 - 5.00pm Tue-Sat Afternoon Tea
Dinner: 6.00 - 11.00pm Tue-Sat
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express