Small wonder then it won the Time Out Eating & Drinking Award 2011 for Best New Fine Dining Restaurant
People in the trade have been talking about this opening for a long time, and they were right. It's wonderful.
None of the main courses being any more palatable, he raided the starters for lightly cured Shetland salmon with avocado and smoked herring roe cream. “Amazing
Given that this is a restaurant which boasts an – innovative – dessert bar, it was curious that it was only at the final stage that the meal showed any sign of faltering
The food is more exciting to look at than to eat
English Breakfast was a hell lot of deconstruction
But it was clever; the soft pearly squid chopped finely to resemble grains in a risotto, the crisp cauliflower sliced to bring to mind a CT scan of a brain
Despite a few slight goofs with service and the dud desserts, we enjoyed our lunch and I hope to return
Jason Atherton has put his heart and soul and his considerable imagination into it, and it shows
Atherton's (admirable) aim is to offer flexibility, but if the menu causes anxiety rather than freedom, then things need a tweak
But thankfully, the cooking is superb, and in this regard, it translates into an exceptionally elegant restaurant. No doubt Jason is well on course to win another michelin star
One Michelin Star
It's what restaurants are meant to be like
Not a classic French restaurant, then - and all the better for it
Such dishes you might describe as ‘variations on bistro classics’
Bruno’s back with a bang
Is great that Bruno is back — and at prices that are eminently fair
For me, not quite the all guns blazing return even though I do think there is genius in the cooking
I promise you'll still get your tip
And then there's the food which, for the most part, is good, in a very precise, French way.
Even less impressive is that the menu descriptions of bistro-style dishes didn't actually match what we were brought
They know what they're doing here, but perhaps they know it too well; I'm not vibing any blood, sweat or tears
Antunes’s food might be better suited to a stylish, intimate Mayfair restaurant but I’d happily crawl over Westminster Bridge to eat it again
But in the end, what counts for it – its cheeky, winning food – is more important
So embrace novelty, go out this week and drink a bottle of Croatian wine
It's all quite pricey, which makes the menu compris a bargain
Our guest’s meal was similarly a bit variable in realisation, but also most satisfactory overall
It’s tasty but it doesn’t have that extra sparkle to distinguish it from its tasty mates
So for now do not leave space for dessert.
If this degree of Frenchness could be concentrated and freeze-dried, Café Rouge would be buying it by the pallet-load
If you're in the centre of town with a total francophile you could do worse. But Chabrot could do better.
As a lunch venue, however, the attractively priced ‘deals’ look set to make this an amazingly useful addition to this ever-ritzier part of town
Chabrot is a lovely little Parisian/south-western French mash-up without having to brave easyJet
This tucked-away restaurant is just the sort of hidden gem to romance better halves, and to enjoy the company of close friends.
A lovely little place
One or more of the owners are usually on hand welcoming old friends and new customers to the sort of neighbourhood refuge you might have thought had disappeared. Certainly from Knightsbridge