This place has had a lot of hype around it, thanks to the fact famed chef Tom Sellers as the culinary director and it has the financial backing of the uber successful Reuben Brothers.
Plus, most people have seen that lush runway style entrance, which never fails to provide a decent Instagram snap or five – especially for the celebs who have already paid the venue a visit.
I was able to visit as part of my friend’s birthday celebrations and it was pretty much everything I expected. Cute, classy and perfect for a special occasion!
WHERE: 264 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, London, SW3 2AS. Just a short walk from South Kensington station.
VIBE: The decor is amazing, with lots of fairy lights on perfectly placed trees. It’s an open but cosy environment with some seats giving you a great view of all the action going on in the kitchen. I personally love being able to see that, but my friends did not so we moved tables.
The staff were super, duper friendly to the point where they actually took my phone away and charged it for me when I casually mentioned that my battery had died. Sadly, this did mean I didn’t have a camera around to take pictures of the lovely bar upstairs which provides a lovely view of the entire venue.
FOOD: The food was yummy! I chose to have the Seabass with oxtail and turnip, which isn’t a pairing I’ve seen before. The oxtail came in one small dumpling and I really, really wished there was more. It was such a tease! The meat was delicious and smothered in a rich sauce while the seabass was cooked to perfection.
I might have to find a way to make that pairing happen in my not so fancy home cooked meals one day. The fish dishes were the best judging purely on the size of them, while the lamb dish was so teeny I honestly think you might as well just wait till you get buy some somewhere else.
As expected with the standard “fancy” restaurant, you are getting a massive portion on your plate. The mains are pretty tiny and seem to be made so your Instagram looks lit rather than thinking about an actual portion size that will fill a guest up.
PRICE: All the main were between £20 to £40 so nothing surprising there, price wise. However your £5 side order of chips provided a very nice portion of thick cut chips that helps to fill up any hole left by the mains. Plus if you really have the cash to splash then all the starters are over £10.
I don’t drink wine but I could see the bottles were rather pricey, best stick to the house white if you’re on a budget. Meanwhile my Mai Tai cost a typical £18.
VERDICT: This restaurant totally delivers a great dining experience. I won’t be eating here every week or anything but it is a fab spot to have a special night out in London. Definitely worth a visit, even if it’s just because you want to slay for the ‘gram in the runway corridor 😉
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