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An Ideal Husband | The Forge Restaurant

16 February 2011

Earlier this month I went to the Vaudeville Theatre on the Strand to see Oscar Wilde's An Ideal Husband, which was superb. 


Lindsay Posner's version of the Victorian melodrama is polished and stylised with a great cast delivering the ever-so-witty script.  In particular, Elliot Cowan played an excellent dandy as Viscount Goring.  It ends on 26 February so catch it if you can!


Afterwards we went to The Forge in Covent Garden for a post-theatre dinner.  Despite having lived round the corner I had never been before and was impressed.  We arrived late but the maĆ®tre d' was very polite and welcoming.  The interiors are lovely; spacious and roomy table layout, exposed brickwork, polished glassware, starched table cloths and atmospheric lighting. 


Fantastic wine list - we went for the Marsannay which was expensive but beautiful.  I didn't like the overpowering roast pumpkin with my duck confit, but otherwise the food was very good.  It was quiet at times and could do with a piano or something (although I think all places would be better with a piano).

I love the London restaurant scene and eat out most nights so I'm making an effort to go to new places rather than the same old favourite restaurants where they know our names and shake hands (our "Cheers" places). 

My very late new year's resolution: one new dining establishment a week.  In 2011: so far, so good.

The Forge, 27c Floral Street, London, WC2E 9BJ
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