Discreetly tucked away amid imposing redbrick Mayfair mansions and approached through a sumptuous tree-lined, spot-lit garden, this elegant ground floor dining salon attracts well-heeled aficionados of top-class French haute cuisine. Feast on intricately arranged foie gras with fennel pollen, wild turbot with braised carrot and ginger, or Galloway beef with garlic and mange tout. A suave crowd comes for the attentive and achingly smooth service, the soft lighting, the
glassed-off private dining room, and the legendary 110-page wine list with over 2,000 bottles in all, including a Domaine de la Romanée-Conti 1929 from Burgundy (a cool £18,000) and a Château Lafite Rothschild 1870 1er Grand Cru Classé at a piffling £29,500.
Jun 25, 2000
Limited menu, 6 starters & 6 entrees For starters, the mushroom risotto was excellent and the special, sea bream was vey good even though it was served cold. For entrees, the lamb was tender, not too fatty but did not have much of the distinctive lamb flavor. We found this to be true of most of the lamb we had in the UK. The beef was excellent. The sauce was nothing like a gravy, lighter and with mushrooms. They accomodated one of us with strawberries
for dessert which was not on the menu. The cheese plate was excellent. The service was exceptionally good. The total bill for two with starters, entrees, one vegatable side order, two desserts and wine (about 25 pounds) was 120 pounds including the 12.5% service charge. Altogether a very pleasant evening.