La Petite Maison
54 Brooks Mews, London, W1K 4EG
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- Business travellers, Couples, Foodies, Celebrity spotting, People watching, Shopping, Trendiness
Expert review of La Petite Maison
The London branch of a celebrity hotspot in Nice, La Petite Maison has been bringing sunny Mediterranean flavours and a jet-set vibe to Mayfair since 2007.
In Nice, the ingredients served here would be local produce – baby artichokes, red peppers, courgette flowers, nicoise olives and plenty of seafood. London doesn’t have that luxury but chef Raphael Duntoye’s team do a brilliant job of transporting diners to the South of France. You’ll want two or three friends to share the signature roast black leg chicken with foie gras – it only needs a salad and potato gratin to accompany but there’ll be quite a wait if you don’t order some starters, which are served tapas-style. The wine list is mostly French with a few Italians underlining the Mediterranean theme; rosés are a strength, as is the availability of carafes.
The room buzzes like bees in a field of lavender. Tables are tightly packed with a glossy, expensively dressed crowd. All around are gauzy half-curtains, gilded mirrors, staff in waistcoats, white linens, and trademark table decorations of tomatoes, lemons and olive oil.
Not as warm as you might expect from a Mediterranean spot, but typically efficient.
Adjacent to the charming Lancashire Court shopping area, Brooks Mews is a surprisingly uninspiring strip of Mayfair with a broad view of a brick wall. Don’t worry – once inside you’ll feel you’re in Nice.
This is one of those ‘if you have to ask, you probably can’t afford it’ places. Expect to pay £55 per head as a minimum for a modest meal – and realize you’ll probably want to order much more.
More information on La Petite Maison:
- Price guide:
- French, Mediterranean
- 54 Brooks Mews, London, W1K 4EG
- 020 7495 4774
- Lunch, Dinner
- Opening times:
- Mon-Fri noon-2.30pm, 6-10.30pm; Sat 12.30-2.45pm, 6-10.30pm; Sun 12.30-3.30pm, 6.30-9pm.
- Accepts Credit Cards:
- Always essential