Dining here is a good, solid eight-star experience every time — it rates ten if you factor in reliability and consistency, location, and the contrast with most of the other places in the vicinity (which tend to be either trashy or pretentious). It's one central London restaurant where I've never felt cheated, never let down. The atmosphere is okay, as far as it goes — it doesn't really have an atmosphere, other than dignified and peaceful. The service is agreeable enough, and quite prompt. The food itself ranges from very, very good to truly excellent, and it's affordable on a tight budget. The location must be just about the most convenient, easy-to-find spot on the planet. It's the ideal place — in my experience, the only place — to meet friends from out of town, or go in a group after a nearby event. You can be sure no one will get lost, everyone will rave about their meal, and no one will wince when the bill arrives. It's not only a good restaurant, it's a necessary restaurant.