Here at OnIn.London, Madison is one of our favourite must visit places in London. We’ve always experienced amazing food, drinks and atmosphere whenever we’ve visited. This was our first time having dinner on a Saturday night though but we were open to the experience.
You would think that coming to a popular location like the Madison on Saturday night would mean that the intimacy of an evening meal might be comprised. We were pleasantly surprised to find this wasn’t the case. Don’t get me wrong, Madison was rammed. It was full of diners and party goers alike, yet staff still found the time to devote special attention to all restaurant diners. My friend and I also were able to enjoy our food and have delightful conversations during our time spent there.
In terms of food, our starters were fabulous. My friend opted for the healthier option of the Quinoa, Sweet Potato and Jicama salad. Whereas, I went for the more unusual option of the Courgette flowers stuffed with scallops and crab.
For our mains, I had the Honey Glazed Duck Roast and my friend had the Pork Ribeye Steak. Now the Madison certainly does not do things by halves and the portion sizes are pretty decent. You’re going to have to bring your appetite when you visit here, because I can guarantee you won’t leave hungry. While my duck was cooked to perfection, my friend found her pork to be a little tough. Though it wasn’t a deal breaker for her and the Ribeye didn’t last long on her plate. For our sides we chose the asparagus, truffle fries and the mac and cheese. Hands down the mac and cheese was the best side. Though the asparagus came a close second.
Given how filling our mains were, we made sure our desserts were of the lighter option. Sweet, tangy raspberry sorbet and a selection of macrons. Absolute perfection, though I’ll be trying the Madison’s cheesecake next time I visit. It sounded divine.
We recommend visiting the Madison, if you want lovely food, great service and a buzzing atmosphere surrounded by one of the best views in London. Who wouldn’t want to eat a meal while overlooking St Paul’s?