The city of London is a great place to dine in style and the hundreds of restaurants that can be found scattered throughout the city cater to every taste and culinary style. Lovers of French cuisine will also find an outstanding range of establishments to choose from and what follows is an overview of five of the best.
Galvin Bistrot de Luxe
Baker Street is famous for its excellent dining establishments and this luxurious bistro is certainly no exception. All dishes are designed and prepared by Michelin-starred brothers Jeff and Chris Galvin and although the menu is not extensive, all dishes are prepared to perfection. Some of the highlights here include sea bass with a wafer-thin crisp skin served with braised cuttlefish and borlotti beans, lightly poached cod with mousseron mushrooms and black pudding and Valrhona chocolate delice with caramel ice-cream.
People who have a passion for attention to detail will feel right at home in this Devonshire Road establishment. A large number of exceptional modern French dishes are created here by leading chef Anthony Boyd and everything is perfect at La Trompette from the crisp white shirts and black aprons of the French waiters to the positioning of the wine glasses. The fixed-price menu makes ordering simple and among the restaurant’s signature dishes include roasted pork belly served with morteau sausage and trompettes and pan-fried black bream served with creamy mashed potato scattered with truffles and a sauce laced with anchovies, brown shrimps, tiny capers and tangy morello cherries.
Michelin starred Alain Ducasse is one of the leading French chefs of the day, which makes dining at the Dorchester a real treat. There is no menu here, and after being asked if they have any dietary restrictions, diners are brought culinary creations freshly prepared by Alain Ducasse according to his whims at the time. Make sure you are hungry as the meal is sure to include a large number of artistically presented dishes that are likely to include treats such as gougères, black olive tapenade and confit foie gras.