The concept at the Cadogan is interesting. They use produce that won during the Great Taste of Britain contest and the menu changes frequently with celebrity chefs and food critics contributing to the design of the dishes.
When we were at the Cadogan the dishes were designed by the winner of Masterchef and a food critic of one of the larger news papers.
Overall, the dishes at Cadogan worked and were well priced. The highlights for us were the Pollack Baked in Salt Doug (9/10) and the chocolate dessert (8/10). Although the Cured Mackerel (6/10) starter was very fresh and summery, it didn’t pack enough of a punch for my taste buds to go alight. The Courgette Flower & Goat’s Cheese (7.5/10) was a much better starter. The Charred Rump of Beef with wild garlic & bone marrow risotto (7/10) needed more jus / gravy and the risotto lacked some finesse.
The service at the Cadogan was good and attentive. The interior is very old and stuffy (posh), which is not really to my liking, but others might like that sort of thing (we were definitely the youngest dinners there).
In total we paid £130, including 6 glasses of alcohol and service charge for our dinner at the Cadogan.
Overall rating of the Great Taste at the Cadogan: 7/10