An interesting, corner-site, restaurant under the care and ownership of Nigel Platts-Martin and top-chef Philip Howard (who are also involved in The Square, Chez Bruce and La Trompette). Here the talented Brett Graham & Greg Austin are in charge of the stoves.
The high standards of its siblings is maintained - indeed, this is some of the capital's finest food - with an amuse-bouche preceding the starter.
Home-made pasta a speciality, with dishes such as a single 'Seafood Raviolo with a shellfish Sauce' or 'Lasagne of Rabbit and Wild Mushrooms with a Thyme Velouté' among the first course offerings. 'Scallops with Pumpkin Purée or Roasted with Liquorice' might be other choices at this stage.
Perhaps follow with 'Sea Bass with a 'vinaigrette' of raisins, pine nuts and cockles'; 'John Dory with Caramelised Onions and a Wine Reduction'; 'Roast Poulet de Bresse with Sweetcorn, Girolles & Summer Truffle'; 'Assiette of Hebridean Lamb with Green Tomato Juice, Spinach Purée and Aubergine Glazed with Miso & Garlic' or 'Bresse pigeon with Madeira consommé' to follow.
Desserts such as 'Sauterne Cream with Apricots and Vanilla Cream' or 'Crème Brûlée with Coffee Ice Cream' - might finish the meal.
- Food Style: French
- Lunch: Tues-Sun 12.00-14.00 (Sun 14.30); set L Tues to Sat £30 (2 courses), £35 (3 courses); set L Sun £50; mains about £30 to £32
- Dinner: all week, 18.30-22.30; set D £80; Tasting Menu £105 (10 courses); mains about £30 to £32
- Seats: 55
- Wine: As with all the restaurant in this group, the wine list is first class, but quality means money, particularly in London restaurants these days. House wines kick off at about £30, but there's a good selection by the glass and half bottle.
- Children's portions: When possible
- Wheelchair access: Yes (including lavatory)
- Nearest station: Westbourne Park Underground
- Directions: See the map on this page.
- Closed: L Mon, 24th, 25th Dec, 1st Jan. and some other Bank Holidays (please enquire)
- Air conditioned
- Outside eating