The restaurant is the latest offering from hotel magnate André Balazs, who owns the glamorous Chateau Marmont in Hollywood and the Mercer hotel in New York. Originally one of London’s first fire stations, the gothic Victorian building has been transformed by Balazs himself into a modern brasserie with high ceilings, hanging light fittings, large mirrors and an open kitchen. Guests are greeted by top-hatted doormen and escorted to their tables through a discreetly gated garden that doubles as a courtyard. The kitchen is headed up by chef Nuno Mendes, who has carefully created and curated a vibrant menu beloved by celebrities like Lily Allen, Kate Moss, Simon Cowell, Linsday Lohan, David Beckham, Bradley Cooper, Tony Blair and Orlando Bloom. Typical dishes include blackened salmon with sea kale and trout roe and crab-stuffed doughnuts. If you visit this restaurant, be sure to try their seafood dishes and cocktails.
1 Chiltern St, Marylebone, London W1U 7PA, UK
Tel. +44 20 7073 7676