Situated in a Grade 2 listed building, in what was originally the London showroom of Wolseley cars. Having passed through the hands of Barclays Bank, it's now in the capable hands of Christopher Corbin and Jeremy King - ex of Le Caprice, The Ivy and J.Sheekey.
The menus offered work their way from Breakfast through Morning Cakes and Lunch to Afternoon Tea and Dinner. The former, including the likes of 'Duck Eggs with Ayrshire Bacon' is not to be missed, if you're in the area.
An 'all day' menu (available from 11.30) dominates - offering the likes of 'Chicken Soup with half a Salt Beef Sandwich'; and 'Welsh Rabbit' through various Salads (such as Nicoise) - to Plats du Jours, which follow the days of the week (Monday, Coq au Vin etc.); Oysters and 'Plateau de Fruits de Mers'.
Desserts offer 'Poire Williams in Red Wine', 'Cherry Clafoutis with Almond Milk Ice Cream' and the like.
The quality of their Sunday lunches has won them National award nominations - and although it's very busy, service is generally slick & organised.
- Food Style: Brasserie
- Lunch: Mon-Fri 7.00-24.00; Sat 8.00-24.00; Sun 11.00-23.00; mains around £12 to £35
- Dinner: all day menu starts at 11.30; Plats du Jours £18.50; mainsaround £12 to £40
- Seats: 150
- Wine: An impressive wine list, based on the French regions, kicks off at around £20, and has about half a dozen in the low £20's
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible
- Wheelchair access: Yes, including lavatory
- Nearest station: Green Park Underground
- Directions: See the map on this page.
- Parking: Street Parking
- Closed: some Bank Holidays
- Air conditioned