Le Gavroche Restaurant
“Classical French gastronomy served with impeccable artistry” - AA Inspector
LONDON W1, LONDON POSTAL DISTRICTS
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For over half a century Le Gavroche has been synonymous with classic French cuisine while also playing its part in developing the UK’s own culinary identity, thanks to the A-list chefs who have learned the perfection of the traditional ways in its kitchen, then taken their own path. Situated in a smart Mayfair basement, the room sticks to a refined and graceful look that is entirely in keeping with the kind of flawlessly courteous service that has all but disappeared from London’s 21st-century dining rooms. Two generations of the Roux family have built a culinary empire on classical French cuisine of the Escoffier era, with discreetly applied modernist notes to tastes and textures, and Michel Roux Jnr, a genially familiar figure from foodie TV, is only too happy to make a tour of the dining room towards the end of service, dressed in his pristine whites, for the selfies. Dishes as straightforward as roasted sea-fresh scallops with fresh peas, pea purée, cured pork and crispy pork crumb are virtuoso displays of culinary artistry, while main-course saddle of Herdwick lamb with turnip, beetroot and fennel is the ultimate in meaty comfort food.
Awards, accolades and Welcome Schemes
Facilities – at a glance
- Seats: 60
- Private dining available
- Steps for wheelchair: 30
- Assist dogs welcome
- Days Closed: Sunday to Monday
- Lunch served from: 12
- Lunch served until: 2
- Dinner served from: 6
- Dinner served until: 10
- Wines over £30:
- Wines by the glass: 20
- Cuisine style: French
- Vegetarian menu
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About The area
The UK's capital was founded by the Romans shortly after they invaded in 43AD. Since then it’s evolved into one of the greatest cities on earth. From a bloody, squalid history to the vanguard of fashion in the Swinging 1960s to the buzzing metropolis it is today, London has something for everyone. There are very British pursuits like the Oxford and Cambridge boat race, changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace and an impressive collection of traditional English pubs. And that’s not to mention world-renowned arts venues, galleries and museums, award-winning theatre and unrivalled shopping – all found within a few Tube stops of each other.
London’s royal history is not to be missed. Visitors can roam around one of Britain’s finest medieval castles and royal prison, and learn about the final days of Anne Boleyn at the Tower of London or, for the less bloodthirsty, visit the Queen’s London home, Buckingham Palace. Don’t miss out on exploring the capital’s Royal Parks – from St James’ Park and Hyde Park in the centre to the majestic Hampton Court and wilderness of Richmond Park in the southwest.
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