Creating an authentic Parisian brasserie has been the holy grail for Sir Terence; here in theatreland, aged 83, he has done it — and gone one better...A shared dessert of chocolate delice with almond sorbet underlines that certain rightness about French cooking done with passion, not pretension, served in a dedicated manner as a birthright.
Set around an impressive central atrium that steals your attention with a twinkling light fixture running the double height of the two floors, the main restaurant is calm and distinguished – a haven from the buzz of outside – with diligent service that, whilst wholly unobtrusive, makes you feel really rather special. Make sure you ask your sommelier for suggestions – he’ll surprise you.
Over the spring and summer of 2015 it closed for an extensive refurbishment and has now reopened. The look remains very much French brasserie, with an updated menu of Gallic classics that ranges from steak tartare, fish soup and moules marinières to îles flottantes and crème brûlée – plus daily and regional specials. The global wine list offers 25 red and 25 whites...Classic cocktails are given a twist.