We have heard of this fashionable little venue in the heart of Mayfair so we wanted to know what all the fuss was about. It’s pretty quiet at lunch but we made the most – asking if we could dine in the bar area so that at least there was a bit more life. Our bar man was a bit nervous but did want to please. We asked him about the unusual name of Rextail but we are still unsure where this came from. If you now please feel free to comment below.

The restaurant is on the basement floor and is long and narrow, decorated with buffalo heads, cluttered objects and bright red seats offsetting the grey walls. It kind of worked but not completely. We ordered a couple of G&T’s to start and then a bottle of good red for our meal. We ordered from the set menu. Starter was agreed to be the German sliced ham (sorry I forgot the exact name on the menu) which was served on a wooden board with rocket. It was lovely and there was a generous selection although I did not think the ham. For main course, we ordered the salmon with roasted brussels and the pasta. The pasta was clearly homemade and cooked to perfection. My salmon was delicious but a little small to my liking. On the whole we were satisfied.

As we ordered a dessert wine the delightful waitress offered us a huge log of a dessert which was light pastry layered with cream. This was on the house – probably as we had drunken as much as we had eaten. But the staff were really lovely and although not keen on the décor and atmosphere the service and good food made up for this. As a result Sex Drugs and Bacon Rolls gives this place:

           Food                              Service                  Atmosphere

4 Stars4 Stars3 Stars


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