A brasserie in all but its restricted hours, this good eaterie fills a big need in this expensive area. That of properly-cooked food in civilised surroundings at an affordable price - as long as you stick to their set meals.
In its time, the premises, opposite the Brompton Oratory, have hosted similar well-known restaurants of a similar type - namely The Brompton Grill (1945) and Brasserie St Quentin (1980).
The menu on offer is a mixture of French bistro-style and Modern British dishes.
Expect the likes of 'Ham Hock Croquettes with Sauce Gribiche'; 'Dressed Dorset Crab with Lemon & Mayonnaise'; 'Snails on Toast with Smoked Bacon, Girolles, Bone Marrow & Garlic Butter' and 'Celeriac Soup with Truffle Oil' amongst the starters.
Perhaps 'Brompton Fish Stew - bream, gurnard, salmon, clams & mussels'; 'Roast Cod with Braised Butter Beans, Chorizo & Parsley'; 'Veal Holstein - anchovies, capers, fried egg & lemon'; 'Roast Pheasant & Confit Leg with Celeriac & Apple Purée, Chanterelles & Salsify Crisps' and 'Rib Eye Steak' from a winter selection of mains.
There are puds such as 'Sticky Toffee Pudding with Clotted Cream Ice Cream'; 'Chocolate Fondant with Pistachio Ice Cream' and 'Rhubarb Crumble with Vanilla Custard' plus good cheeses to tempt you at the end.
- Food Style: Brasserie
- Lunch: all week 12.00-15.00 (Sat & Sun 15.30); set L from £18.50 (2 courses), set Menu Sun £19.50 (2 courses); mains about £9 to £25
- Dinner: all week 18.00-22.30 (Sun 22.00); set D until 19.30 £18.50 (2 courses), set Menu Sun £19.50 (2 courses); mains about £9 to £25
- Seats: 60, plus 4 outside
- Wine: an almost entirely French list kicks off at around the £18
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Nearest station: South Kensington Underground
- Directions: See the map on this page
- Closed: a few days at Christmas
- Air conditioned
- Outside eating