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Thornton's Restaurant

Thornton's Restaurant Review

Forget the stretched metaphors: if you're passionate about food, this place is a must. Kevin Thornton's cooking style is light, and his dishes are small masterpieces of structural engineering, piled almost dangerously high in towers of food. Dinner is a set, three-course menu and a highlight is the noisette of lamb with glazed turnips, woodland garlic, and bog-oak sauce. Desserts range from apple tarte tatin to prune-and-Armagnac soufflé; the cheese course is supplied by famed Sheridans of Dublin. The dining room is simple and elegant—there's little to distract you from the exquisite food. The Canapé Bar is the perfect spot for a pre- or posttheater snack with a glass of champagne.

    Restaurant Details

  • Reservations essential.
  • Credit cards accepted.
  • Closed Sun. and Mon. No lunch Tues. and Wed.
Updated: 04-09-2013

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