Formed from a row of three Edwardian town houses, and still retaining many original features, this stylish restaurant offers a higher standard of cooking than its brasserie tag would suggest. The use of clever lighting and abundance of fresh flowers make it suitable for the smartest occasion.
The kitchen, under the leadership of Karl Burdock, bases its influences on the cooking of the Mediterranean and the French provinces, with the likes of 'Roasted Baby Beetroots with Crottin de Chavignol, Egg Beignet & Pine Nuts'; 'Cannelloni of Lobster and Freshwater Prawns with Cep Purée & Shellfish Velouté'; 'Seared Scallops with Herb Gnocchi, Morels, Peas & Broad Beans' and 'Roast Magret of Duck with Parfait, Foie Gras Ballotine, Artichoke & Truffle Purée' among the starters.
'Roast Fillet of Cod with Paella'; 'Roast Breast of Chicken with Lasagne of Wild Mushrooms, Spring Vegetables & Truffle Velouté'; 'Rack of Lamb with a Pithivier of Shoulder & Goats' Cheese with Carrot Purée & Baby Vegetables' and 'Squash encased in Puff Pastry with Feta & Pine Nuts with Celeriac Purée' listed among the mains.
If you still have room, you might be tempted by 'Valrhona Chocolate Mousse with Raspberries & Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Ice Cream' or 'Bay-Leaf-Flavoured Crème Brulée with Cherry Compote & Vanilla Doughnuts'.
To add to the fun, there's a separate cocktail bar, plus live jazz at lunchtime on Sunday.
- Lunch: Tues-Sun 12.00-15.00; set L £15.50 (2 courses) to £19.50; Sun L £29.50 (2 courses) to £36.50
- Dinner: all week 19.00-23.00 (Sun 22.00); mains £19 to £39
- Seats: 90
- Wine: a well-chosen list concentrates in France, kicking off in the low £20's
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Nearest station: Notting Hill Gate Underground
- Directions: See the map at the top of the page
- Closed: all Mon, Bank Holidays
- Air conditioned