La Petite Maison

Address: 54 Brooks Mews, London, W1K 4EG, United Kingdom
Telephone: 020 7495 4774

- Expensive

4.4

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
4.4
90%
Service
3.5
90%
Food and drink
4.4
90%
Value for money
3.9
90%
Ambience
4.8
90%
Location
4.2
90%

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.

Recommended for

  • Business travellers
  • Couples
  • Foodies
  • Celebrity spotting
  • People watching
  • Shopping
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