London is a theatre for culinary experiences and with a selection of 4 of the best, we explore some of the exquisite places to enjoy and savour some of the best British flavours.
The Ritz London, 150 Piccadilly, London W1J 9BR
Considered by many to be one of the most exquisite dining room in the culinary world, the Michelin-starred Ritz Restaurant serves up some fine dishes in what is simply a spectacular setting. Dazzling chandeliers, lofty marble columns and soaring windows overseeing London’s Green Park are just some of the things you will find at this legendary restaurant. The food is not bad either. Beef Wellington prepared with Perigord Truffle and Wild Mushrooms at £85 or Wild Seabass with Sentiment of Sea served with Oscietra Caviar and Braised Leeks at £95 are just a few of the premium British cuisines available to order. The man responsible for creating the menus, Executive Chef, John Williams MBE, is passionate about using the best seasonal British ingredients. Be prepared to sample some of the finest and freshest ingredients found in the British Isle and served at the capital.
The Berkeley, Wilton Place, Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 7RL
Serving up contemporary British cuisines to ‘evoke and create memories’, Marcus (previously known as Marcus Wareing at The Berkeley) is worth a visit for both its delightful décor and sumptuous cuisines. The menu offers flexibility to choose up to five courses, the only thing you’ll have to worry about is whether you go for the warm, chocolate, salted caramel or the toffee peanut and milk chocolate nougat. For more exclusive dining options at Marcus, both the Chef’s Table and The Salon provide the most elegant and impressive dining experiences with front row seats at the theatre of food.
Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London, 66 Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7LA
Providing uninterrupted views of Hyde Park, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, takes a historical approach to gastronomy. From Powdered Duck Breast () made by Braised & grilled red cabbage, spiced umbles & pickled cherries at £38.00 and Roast Turbot & Green Sauce () made from Braised chicory, parsley, pepper, onion & eucalyptus £44.00 illustrates British Heritage from a historical perspective. Forget about hors d’oeuvres; envisage starters with the names of Meat Fruit, Roast Marrowbone and Rice & Flesh.
4. The Square
6-10 Bruton Street, Mayfair, London W1J 6P
The Square’s reputation supersedes its as one of the best places for an excellent culinary experience. Savour the taste of steamed fillet of Turbot, a roast of John Dory and new seasoned lamb harmoniously served with classic flavours that have become signature to each dish made. After the mains, finish things off with black forest gateau, wild strawberry shortcake or a selection of sorbets. Oh la la.