Pavyllon London is the flagship restaurant at The Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane, run by Yannick Alleno - arguably one of the most celebrated and decorated chefs in the world. Alleno holds a whopping 15 Michelin stars across a worldwide portfolio of 14 restaurants, including three Michelin stars at the world-renowned Alleno Paris au Pavillon Ledoyen.
Pavyllon London is Alleno’s first restaurant in the British capital, and he brings his signature contemporary French style to a luxurious, fine dining menu at one of Mayfair’s most prestigious hotels. That said, this restaurant will also embrace the more dynamic, relaxed fine dining atmosphere that embodies London’s restaurant scene - there’s a counter, for example, for those who want to get up close and personal with the chef, as well as an array of different dining spaces.
Another signature of Alleno’s cooking is the reinvention of classic French ingredients - he uses far less sugar, fat and salt than is traditionally used, believing that chefs have a responsibility to look after the health of their guests. He also combines lots of modern techniques with classic dishes, as shown in Pavyllon Paris dishes such as vegetable ravioli with spring extraction broth and perfumed oils, as well as his aiguillette of sea bass with a celery extraction sauce.
Whilst the menu is recognisably Alleno’s food and rooted in French gastronomy, dishes at Pavyllon London draw inspiration from seasonal British produce, making this a unique proposition. Still, expect plenty of luxury ingredients, as found in Alleno signature dishes like his ‘Perfect egg’ with Paris ham jelly, Isigny cream and caviar, as well as the famous Pavyllon surf and turf, combining Wagyu beef mille-feuille, blue lobster and choron sauce with toasted sesame oil.
Meanwhile, star sommelier Vincent Javaux has curated an expert wine list that includes some serious wines from the most prestigious winemakers in the world, alongside lesser-known family-owned chateaus.