Set in the swish Berkeley in Knightsbridge, this restaurant is run by veteran French superchef Pierre Koffmann. Never paying heed to trends, fads, or fashion, the ducal clientele here enjoy such signatures as stuffed pig's trotters "Tante Claire" with sweetbreads and morels, or delicately seared scallops with a smudge of black squid ink. Culinary godfather to many of London's top chefs—from Gordon Ramsay to Tom Aikens—Gascon-born Koffmann showcases 35-odd-years experience
and the best of regional Gascony cuisine in a cute, carpeted, and well-appointed basement setting. Alongside a stream of minor British royalty, be sure to experience other gastro goodies like snails with garlic and parsley, wild duck à l'orange, Gascon apple tart, or signature pistachio soufflé with pistachio ice cream.