Eric Chavot, the talented chef that has achieved a Michelin star for Brasserie Chavot, has a lot to answer for. Notably our uncontrollable lust to find more fine French cuisine since we recently visited his delightful restaurant in Mayfair.
Easy to get to, Brasserie Chavot is situated near Bond Street, which is just a delightfully festive part of town this time of the year (Christmas). Browse the local shops and boutiques, building up an appetite as you go, then spoil yourself silly with some of the restaurants French specialities (made with ingredients from the British Isles and rural France).
Clearly, so much care and attention has gone into the design and décor of the brasserie, you could be mistaken for feeling you are actually in the heart of Paris. High ceilings and rustic mirrored walls create a fantastic environment. The incredibly helpful (mostly) French staff are the cherry on the top. Their knowledge of the menu is next to none. They are also a very motivated, pleasant team of individuals dedicated to making your experience one to remember.
Definitely start with a cocktail when invited, these guys know their stuff. We had a superb Champagne and blackcurrant syrup number. Yum. You`ll need to take your time with the menu as there is ample choice, especially with the current `festive menu`, so many mouth-watering options.
We started with the crab mayonnaise as well as a beef Carpaccio with pickled mushrooms. Both were fantastic and come highly recommended. The mains were equally impressive, we ordered rump of Oisin venison, with honey glazed root veg as well as the new seasonal rump of lamb from the grill. We also ordered a bucket of fries each – what a feast we had. In fact we couldn`t finish, meaning we actually didn`t have room for what would have been a very special dessert I`m sure. The food is fantastic and exactly what you`d expect in a French brasserie. It can almost pass as fine dining, but for the portion sizes, which are perfect. The pricing is spot on, excellent value if anything. Our local Blanc Brasserie in Surrey is more expensive, and nowhere near as good.
Be sure to book early for Brasserie Chavot. It`s proving rather popular right now and tables are in demand.
So to sum up, this is a unique and refreshing foodie experience that we`d certainly recommend and we`ll definitely be back to try out the Spring menu.
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