Fodor's Expert Review Le Gavroche

$$$$ Mayfair French

Masterchef Michel Roux Jr. works the floor in the old-fashioned proprietorial way at this old-school Mayfair basement institution—established by his father and uncle in 1967—which many still rate as the best formal dining in London. Roux's mastery of classical French haute cuisine hypnotizes with signature dishes like foie gras with cinnamon-scented crispy duck pancake or saddle of rabbit with Parmesan cheese. Desserts like the upside-down apple tart are expertly presented. Notable three-course set lunches are the sanest way to experience such flummery—with half a bottle of wine, mineral water, coffee, and petits fours thrown in.

French Intimate Prix-Fixe Lunch Dinner Pre-Theater Dessert $$$$ Historical

Quick Facts

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

020-7408–0881

www.le-gavroche.co.uk

Known For:
  • Swanky Mayfair basement setting
  • Relatively affordable three-course set lunch menus
  • Tasty souffle Suissesse
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Sun. and Mon., Closed Sun. and Mon. No lunch Sat.

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