Ormer, housed in the plush Flemings Hotel and headed up by executive chef Sofian Msetfi, has become a staple of the area. Having been awarded four AA Rosettes, a place in the Michelin guide and many other accolades, Ormer is well-established in London's fine dining scene. Msetfi brings his elegant flair to the table in the form of a variety of tasting menus - including vegetarian, vegan and pescatarian options - as well as breakfast in the mornings. As one might expect from a Mayfair restaurant of this calibre, there is an extensive wine list featuring some of the finest bottles in London.
Breakfast at Ormer includes a wealth of classic, light and indulgent options. Alongside a full continental featuring cured meats and cheeses, smoked salmon, baked Viennoiseries, fresh fruit salad, cereals and yoghurts, you can also find plenty of cooked options, such as brioche French toast, omelette Arnold Bennett, and baked eggs 'en cocotte'.
Msetfi's tasting menus are centred around seasonal ingredients sourced from Ormer's dedicated suppliers, as well as produce from its kitchen garden in Essex. Drawing on a wealth of influences and cooking techniques, dishes include the likes of Sicilian tomato peas, broad beans and vanilla, cured Cornish mackerel with sesame, kombu and spiced nage, and roast Anjou pigeon with mushroom and lime. All menus begin with a selection of canapes, and finish with a 'petit bun' and sweets. While the dessert section of the menu includes the likes of Caramelia and malt ‘gateaux’ with honey vinegar and Madagascar vanilla ice cream.
Two tiers of wine pairings are available - signature and prestige - although diners can choose their wines for themselves thanks to a comprehensive list. Bottles from Ormer's cellar, sweet and fortified wines, and pink, orange and biologically aged wines are all on the menu.