It’s been a long while since the charismatic Eric Chavot quit the Michelin-starred world of Knightsbridge’s Capital Hotel, but he’s back in the high life again with this ‘tremendous’ self-named brasserie tacked onto the side of The Westbury hotel. Set in a ‘stunning’ room with mosaic floors, soaring Corinthian columns and glittering chandeliers, it feels more St Petersburg than St-Germain – although deep-red leather furnishings and big mirrors are reminders of the culinary theme. The long menu touts emphatically rustic, regional dishes without flimflam – deep-fried soft-shell crab with creamy aïoli, ‘delightfully flavoursome’ daube of beef, grilled côte de porc with honey and mustard (‘wonderfully smoky charred flavours’) or sea bream with tapenade dressing and fennel. For afters, the crème brûlée and profiteroles are hard to trump. Spot-on service, relatively painless prices and a wine list above the ‘brasserie’ norm complete a very reliable Mayfair package.
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