The best bit of the "Lunch with the FT" column is looking at the bill: how much lunch costs in various restaurants. Unfortunately, it’s a graphic, which the clever chaps at FT.com seem to be incapable of reproducing. The article mentions that the journalist, Rahul Jacob, had grilled salmon; it doesn’t mention that the salmon was priced at £38. And that sides of potatoes and spinach were priced at
£5 apiece. Which would price a salmon with sides of potato and spinach at
£48, or just over $95.
Add in the 12.5% service charge, and you get to
£54, or $107.54. For a grilled salmon at lunch. Ah, London prices.