Don’t get me wrong, this place is a sturdy 3*. Fantastic venue, front of house were absolute perfection. The food was a feast for the eyes, the detail and sheer amount was so impressive. HOWEVER, flavourwise, nothing on the £220 menu blew me away. You can serve sous vide salmon and veg on a gaudi painting and roll it in gold and have it sing to you, but it’ll still just be a lump of salmon. This albeit abstract theory applied with every dish. The snacks and desserts were my favourite but I’d say the dishes in between were trying SO HARD but the flavour wasn’t anything special. I’m comparing them to the fat duck, Ledbury and similar UK restaurants. It’s just not up there. There would be 50 elements on a dish, 44 of them pointless and the other 6 quite nice. I didn’t dislike anything, it’s just that maybe instead of spending 200 hours a week on vegetable garnish, why not perfect the meat and fish cookery, because the produce was phenomenal. Maybe it was my English palate- I always find foreign cuisine hard to relate to- had a similar experience at ABAC in Barcelona. The moral of the story is, if you’re British, you’ll probably prefer your own three stars to other European ones. Nevertheless a fantastic establishment worthy of all its accolades and success. Just not my cup of tea.