Food and drink
Expect contemporary cooking firmly rooted in British ingredients and traditional recipes. I’m wowed by so many things they do: from the beribboned homemade potato crisps to the pickled herring served where others would hand olives, and the tiny lemon madeleines brought with a pot of chantilly cream for dunking. We loved the smoked partridge served with oatmeal, heather and whisky; venison tartar with quail eggs, English mustard and walnut dressing; smoked dark chocolate pudding. The meat cookery (Herdwick lamb, aged sirloin, Tamworth suckling pig) is second to none, and OMG OMG OMG the hazelnut mash – very likely the best mash on the planet. Put yourself in the hands of the affable sommelier when it comes to choosing wine – the list is sensational and it’s worth splashing out.
The restaurant has dark chocolate walls with shimmering Art Deco-ish fabrics and a diverse choice of art. The crowd mostly comprises people who live within the pop of a Champagne cork.
The staff are accomplished yet unintimidating. They are extremely knowledgeable too.
You'll find the restaurant in a series of tiny shop fronts on a corner of residential Kensington.
The set lunch is sensational value at £26 for three courses (Sunday) and £20 for three courses (weekdays). Otherwise the à la carte is £45 per person, and tasting menu £58.
- Business travellers
- Families with teenagers
- Mature travellers