- What's it good for?
Exquisitely presented French dishes made with seasonal produce, much of it sourced from the British Isles. Located within the famous Park Lane Hotel, this is a smart restaurant that will impress even cynical journalists. Attentive waiting staff explain the ingredients of the dishes with typical French pride. There is a new set menu for a quick working lunch at £45, complete with three courses, two glasses of wine and tea or coffee.
- Signature dishes
The raspberry and rose pleasure: plump raspberries filled with puree, balanced on a fragrant, light cream with wafer-thin white chocolate. And the tea infusion, an alternative digestif made from fresh seasonal herbs.
- Who's the boss?
It is run by head chef Jocelyn Herland and head sommelier Hugues Lepin, with Christian Laval as restaurant manager.
- Tips please?
For a 'no expenses spared' meal, book 'Table Lumiere' to dine in a sparkling white cocoon. This centrepiece is surrounded by shimmering fibre optics, screening your party from other diners but still allowing you to feel the buzz.
- Park Lane, London, W1K 1QA, 020 7629 8866.