This first floor restaurant over the Conran shop - and considered by many to be the best owned by Terence Conran' stable, is above the furniture shop and delicatessen (under the Conran banner). Although narrow, the dining room is light and airy - with quiet views over Marylebone churchyard.
The style of cooking is focused and modern - starters such as 'Scallops with Cauliflower Beignets and Puree' (a much found current combination) or 'Sauteed Frogs Legs with a White Wine Veloute, and a caramelised Garlic Puree' set the tune; perhaps follow with 'Lobster and Macaroni Carbonara' (rarher pretentiously described as 'native' and 'hand-rolled' - in their order), or 'Denham Estate Venison (braised shoulder and roast saddle) - a style developed in this country by John Kenward in the '70's, when it was difficult to persuade customers that there wasn't a mistake giving two textures of meat/game.
Desserts are excellent, as head chef Andre is a specialist - cheeses also.
- Food Style: French
- Lunch: all week, 12.00-14.30; Set L from £24.50 (2 courses), £28 (3 courses); set L Sun £30 (3 courses); mains about £15 to £39 (a bar menu is also available)
- Dinner: Mon-Sat,18.30-22.30; Pre Theatre set D (18.30-19.00 then from 21.00); from £29.50 (3 courses; set D from £60 (3 courses); Tasting Menu £75 (6 courses)
- Seats: 80, plus about 20 outside
- Wine: An enormous wine list, has been carefully chosen, and kicks off in the high £20's, with an excellent selection by the glass.
- Wheelchair access: Yes (including lavatory)
- Nearest station: Baker Street Underground
- Directions: Near the north-end of Marylebone High Street. See the map on this page.
- Parking: Street Parking
- Closed: 24th-26th Dec; 1st Jan, Good Friday, Aug. Bank Holiday
- Air conditioned
- Outside eating