Fodor's Expert Review Le Gavroche
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.
43 Upper Brook St.
London, Greater London W1K 7QR, England
- Swanky Mayfair basement setting
- Relatively affordable three-course set lunch menus
- Tasty souffle Suissesse