64 Goodge Street in Fitzovia is inspired by 'French cooking from an outside perspective' and is another creation of the Woodhead Restaurant Group, which also runs acclaimed restaurants like Quality Chop House and Portland.
The space has been stylishly transformed from its former function as a travel agent to its current role as a sophisticated, yet comfortable restaurant. The dark hardwood tables blend well with the olive-green detail and minimalist design, which perfectly matches the style of the cooking.
The a la carte menu has been created by chef Stuart Andrew who spent 18 months working in Paris in the earlier days of his career. The menu offers a modern and unique twist on French classics. The menu starts with classics - Bayonne ham and celeriac remoulade, and snail, bacon and garlic bon bons, for example - before delving into more Gallic flavours like a Provencal soupe au pistou, rabbit Nicoise, and scallops with lentils and beurre blanc.
Among the mains you can expect squab pigeon, Lyonnais sausage and beetroot, and lobster val-au-vent with sauce Americaine, but save room for desserts as well, which range from a fig leaf bavarois (a set cream not unlike a panna cotta) and peach and Beaujolais jelly.
There is a truly incredible selection of wines too, with page upon page to choose from. The list begins with aperitifs, followed by a selection of crémant and Champagne; you have the option to enjoy wine by the glass and carafe or by the bottle, with the white and red wines split into sections based on food-friendliness and robustness. There is even a cellar wine section which contains wines produced by some of the most prominent international winemakers.