Petit Fours emerged with a selection of handmade chocolates, and a cheesecake with a glazed vanilla maple syrup and a maple syrup middle. This was the sweet, unconfused end my palate was craving, so I felt back on track.
Krug Grande Cuvee,
Billecart- Salmon, Brut Rose 2006
Clos Floridiene, Wine De Graves, France, 2010
Grenovilles, Chablis, France, 2011
Macon – Uchizy, Les Maranches, Burgandy, France, 2011
Chateau La Gasparde, Bordeaux, France, 2011
Szamorodni, Dessiv, Hungary, 2012
Favourite Dish: Dover Sole – Potato, Parsley, Capers and Black Garlic.
Napkin Fold: Yes.
Menu to take home: Yes.
Meal for two, including wine, water and service: £650.
Final Thought: So amazing. I just loved it here. Arnaud is such a talented chef. I also adored the atmosphere – it was calm and relaxed yet refined, and I especially loved Elvis, who is the best sommelier I have experienced to date. His excellent pairings really showcased the menu and its ingredients to their full potential. I really do not rave about the wine unless the pairing is truly exceptional, which it was here, so please do not visit without doing the same, as you will not be disappointed. I really enjoyed my visit here. This is the second restaurant owned by Marlon Abela’s that I have tried, the first being Umu a few weeks ago and he should be very proud of both. I would certainly return for a romantic dinner date with my husband, as it ticks all the boxes for the perfect date-night setting.
Address: 27A Hay’s Mews, Mayfair, London W1J 5NY
Telephone: + 44 (0) 20 7499 3331
Hours: Monday – Saturday (including bank holidays) Lunch: 12pm – 2.30pm Dinner: 6.30pm – 10.30pm