A smart and excellent restaurant belonging to the Alain Ducasse stable, that covers nine countries. Chef Chef Jean-Philippe Blondet is in charge of the stoves here, and traditional French Haut Cuisine is the name of the game.
Starters such as 'Simmered Duck Foie Gras with Mango & Dolce Forte Sauce'; 'John Dory Goujonettes with Coconut & Curry Sauce'; 'Scottish Langoustine Salad with Coral Jus' and 'Crispy Raw & Cooked Vegetable Tart with Fresh Herbs' set the style.
To be followed by the likes of 'Braised Halibut, with Swiss Chard and Aubergine'; 'Baked Sea Bass with Razor Clams & Parsley Shellfish Jus'; 'Seared Scottish Scallops with Ceps & Potato Gnocchi'; 'Duck Breast à L'Orange with Girolles & Turnips' and Fillet of Beef & Seared Foie Gras Rossini' among the mains.
Desserts are a masterpiece on a plate, descriptions such as 'Rum Baba'; 'Orange Cream Tart' and Lime Soufflé with Cream Cheese & Sichuan Pepper Sorbet' not doing them justice. Lovers of French cheeses are spoilt for choice.
Professional service is like a slick oiled machine. No mobile phones.
- Food Style: French
- Lunch: Tues-Fri 12.00-14.00; set L from £65 (2 courses – includes 2 glasses of wine) to £125
- Dinner: Tues-Sat 18.30-22.00; set D from £100 (3 courses), £120 (4 courses); Menu Jardin £115 (7 courses), Tasting Menu £140 (7 courses)
- Seats: 82
- Wine: an impressive list kicks off at around the £30 mark, and includes some prestigious French wines
- Children's portions: Children of over 10 years of age only
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Nearest station: Hyde Park Corner Underground
- Directions: See the map on this page
- Parking: Yes, enquire
- Closed: L Sat, all Sun & Mon
- Air conditioned
- Rooms available