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20 August 2014
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Espelette at The Connaught

0203 544 1655

The Connaught, 16 Carlos Place, London W1K 2AL

£75.00 French Mayfair, Oxford Street

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  • Wine: £29.00
  • Champagne: £60.00
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 7-10.30am (Sat-Sun -11am) 12N-3pm (Sat-Sun -2.30pm) 6-10.30pm

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Looking out over the fountains of Carlos Place, Espelette wraps around The Connaught as a bright conservatory lined with Portland stone & subtle yellows. A casual alternative to Hélène Darroze’s Michelin-garlanded flagship, this is no second-rate compromise; just expect less fuss & a simpler style. Salmon might be poached & offered with sides of exceptional skinny fries or Provençal tomatoes beneath crisp breadcrumbs, while luxurious Landes foie gras crops up in a plain combo with penne & wild mushrooms. Hélène’s influence also shows in the Bayonne ham carved tableside & in the delicate complexities of desserts such as New York cheesecake lavished in lime & white chocolate cream dotted with candied fennel & celery. Prices are some of Mayfair’s most punishing, although those on a budget can bask in the hotel’s distinguished luxe with a £41 afternoon tea.

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  1. Espelette at The Connaught

    The Connaught, 16 Carlos Place, London W1K 2AL
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    Clare D.

    Classy

        (4)

     
    • Food & Drink: 8
    • Service: 8
    • Atmosphere: 6
    • Value: 5

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  2. Espelette at The Connaught

    The Connaught, 16 Carlos Place, London W1K 2AL
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    Saintlysinner
        (1)

     
    • Food & Drink: 1
    • Service: 1
    • Atmosphere: 7
    • Value: 1

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  3. Espelette at The Connaught

    The Connaught, 16 Carlos Place, London W1K 2AL
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    GH
      Gold Reviewer  (77)

     
    • Food & Drink: 10
    • Service: 7
    • Atmosphere: 10
    • Value: 9

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  1. In our house, I usually have control of the TV remote and because of that there is normally some cooking show or other on the box. While watching one such show (I forget which one) the contestants had to prepare the cakes and pastries for an afternoon tea. The Better Half's interest was piqued....he loves anything sweet and since he has never experienced afternoon tea before, I thought it high time he did. Afternoon tea has become really popular here in London and there are lots of places offering some very quirky teas, but for his first I wanted TBH to experience the traditional type. The one that I chose was Espelette at The Connaught Hotel. English grandeur at its best, the hotel is over 100 years old. You can read more about the history here. Espelette restaurant where the afternoon tea is held, is a relatively new addition to the hotel. It's a beautiful room with light streaming in and we were seated by a window with plenty of people watching opportunity of the very affluent Mount Street...
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