La Petite Maison

Price guide: Expensive

54 Brooks Mews, London, W1K 4EG

Price guide: Expensive

The semi-open kitchen © Henry Lawford

By Jenni Muir, your London expert

I write for AA Travel Guides, Time Out. Read more
#34 of 115
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Expert overall rating:4.4 out of 5
Food and drink:
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Ambience:
4.8
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Service:
3.5
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Location:
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Value for money:
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Expert review of La Petite Maison

Few places in London manage to combine such wonderful cooking with a carefree ambience.

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.

Food and drink: 

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.

Ambience: 

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.

Service: 

Not as warm as you might expect from a Mediterranean spot, but typically efficient.

Location: 

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.

Price advice: 

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:
Expensive
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
French, Mediterranean
Address:
54 Brooks Mews, London, W1K 4EG
Telephone:
020 7495 4774
Website:
http://www.lpmlondon.co.uk
Serves:
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:
Yes
Reservations:
Always essential

Have you been to La Petite Maison? Would you recommended it?