London Restaurants

Le Gavroche

  • 43 Upper Brook St. Map It
  • Mayfair
  • French
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 08/18/2015

Fodor's Review

Famed masterchef Michel Roux Jr. works the floor and glad-hands all comers in the old-fashioned proprietorial way at this clubby Mayfair basement institution—established by his father and uncle in 1967—and which many still rate to this day as the best formal dining in London. Resplendent with magnificent shiny silver domes and unpriced ladies' menus, Roux's mastery of classical French haute cuisine hypnotizes all comers with signatures like foie gras with cinnamon-scented crispy duck pancake, soufflé Suissesse, roast venison with red wine jus, or saddle of rabbit with a crust of Parmesan cheese. Desserts like Roux's delectable chocolate omelet soufflé or upside-down apple tart are unswervingly accomplished. Notable three-course set lunches (£55) are the sanest way to experience such unashamed, overwrought flummery—with half a bottle of wine, water, coffee, and petits fours thrown in.

Restaurant Information


43 Upper Brook St., London, W1K 7QR, England

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Restaurant Details:

  • Closed Sun. and bank holiday Mon.
  • Reservations essential

Published 08/18/2015


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