Food and drink
Very good, though I always tend to feel I’m paying a high premium for the location (eat in the downstairs oyster bar for a cheaper, more casual meal). The restaurant menu is modern European with plenty of French accents in tribute to its heritage. You’ll find foie gras, escargot, tête de veau and duck magret but also roast grouse (in season) with bread sauce, game chips and damson cheese, and fish and chips.
Elegant yet fun. Well-heeled locals and their families come on weekends, while weekdays see a business crowd and ladies who lunch.
Perfectly professional and adept.
A landmark in the heart of South Kensington.
Come at lunchtime for the best value in the restaurant. The set menus have a decent choice of dishes and are £29.50 for three courses; go à la carte and main courses alone are £19.50-£27.50. In the oyster bar, house terrine with toast is £7.50, crab salad is £12.50, fruits de mer platter £29.50 per person, and a bottle of house white £17.50.
- Business travellers
- Culture vultures
- Mature travellers
- Escaping the crowds
- People watching
- Special occasions