A good French restaurant, with splendid views of London - especially from its outside terrace. It's prices, however, are geared to the business rather than private customer - the latter will need deep pockets unless prudent.
The menu blends traditional French classical dishes, bolstered by luxury ingredients such as Caviar, Foie Gras, Squab Pigeons and Turbot.
Starters such as 'Rillettes de Saumon Fumé'; 'Terrine de Foie Gras au Pain D'Epices'; 'Escargots au Beurre D'Ail'; 'Royal Baccari' and 'Langoustines Poêlées, Soup Légère de Pommes de Terre au Beaufort et Truffes' set the style.
To be followed by the likes of 'Coq au Vin'; 'Poitine de Veau Corrézien Braisée, Purée Truffée, Jus Gras à la Sauge'; 'Pigeonneau D'Anjou Rôti aux Epices Douce et Miel, Mendiant de Cuisses en Pithiviers'; 'Haut Bar aux Artichauts Poivade et Petits Légumes en Barigoule Safranée' and 'Tarte aux Oignons, Epinards, Camembert ey Oeufs Poché' listed amongst the mains.
They offer a splendid selection of French cheeses, or those with with a sweet tooth might be tempted by 'Vanilla Poached Pear with Warm Bitter Soft Chocolate Cake & Fudge-Cookie Ice Cream' or 'Tarte Fine aux Pommes et Glace à la Cardamone Rôtie'.
Service is slick and professional.
There's also a Brasserie offering dishes in a similar style.
- Food Style: French
- Lunch: Sun-Fri 11.30-14.30 (12.00 Sun); mains about £24 to £49; set L £29.50 (2 courses), £34.50 (3 courses), L Sun £26.50 (2 courses), £29.50 (3 courses)
- Dinner: Mon-Sat 18.00-22.00 (18.30 Sat); mains about £24 to £49; set D £29.50 (2 courses), £34.50 (3 courses)
- Seats: 150
- Wine: an impressive list of around 600 bins kicks off in the high £20's, and includes some prestigious bottles
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Nearest station: Bank Rail, Underground & DLR
- Directions: See the map on this page
- Closed: L Sat, Bank Holidays
- Air conditioned