Thought by many to be London's most romantic restaurant - especially when the weather allows them to open the retractable roof.
If you enjoy dishes based on a modern French style, you should also enjoy the products of the kitchen.
Starters such as 'Roasted Chestnut Mushroom & Madeira Soup'; 'Hand-Picked Devon Crab & Smoked Anchovy Mayonnaise'; 'Slow-Cooked Quail Breast & Foie Gras with Crisp Pastilla' and 'Braised Shoulder of Loire Valley Rabbit with Sweet & Sour Radish & Wholegrain Mustard Mousseline' set the style on a winter menu.
Mains, such as 'Pan-Roasted Maine Lobster with Sweet Spices, with Armagnac & Tarragon Caesar Sauce'; 'Slow-Cooked Fillet of Cornish Cod Rougaille with Vermicelli, Shellfish & Iberico Sauce'; 'Roasted Les Landes Corn-Fed Chicken Leg Stuffed with Morteau Sausage, Ratte Potatoes, Raspberry Onion & Alsace Bacon Sauce'; 'Roasted Suckling Pig Shoulder with Ginger-Glazed Bok Choi, Pommery Mustard & Tarragon Sauce' and 'Hand-Rolled Fresh Pappardella with Seasonal Wild Mushrooms & Parmesan Reggiano' might follow.
Those with a sweet tooth might be tempted by the likes of 'Dark Valrhona Chocolate Fondant with Blood Orange Sorbet' or 'Hot Confit of Braeburn Apples with Sweet Biscuit Rum & Raisin Parfait' - cheese lovers should be happy with their European artisan selection.
No children allowed during the evening.
- Food Style: French
- Lunch: all week 12.00-14.30; set L £25 (2 courses), £30 (3 courses); set L Sun £25; mains about £23 to £48
- Dinner: all week 17.00-23.00 (Sun 22.00); set D £25 (2 courses), £30 (3 courses); mains about £23 to £48; Tasting Menu £65 (5 courses); Pre-theatre Mon-Thurs 17.00-18.00 from £27.50 from (2 courses & half bottle of wine);
- Seats: 70
- Wine: an impressive & well-chosen list kicks off in the high £20's - but prices rise steeply thereafter
- Children's portions: Children at L only
- Nearest station: Covent Garden Underground
- Directions: See the map on this page
- Closed: 24th & 25th Dec.
- Outside eating