If, like us, you were beginning to find the London dining scene somewhat lacking in French fancy, we have news: the prodigal son has returned.
Pierre Koffmann — of La Tante Claire fame, of last year’s Selfridges pop-up triumph, of the treble Michelin stars — has again set up shop inside The Berkeley hotel (in the former Boxwood Cafe), bringing his Gallic flair and unrivaled cuisine back to London.
This time his approach to the food is more laid-back. Koffmann will serve hearty French flavours like a cassoulet of snails with mash potatoe or potted foie gras with toasted baguette, followed by grilled lobster with béarnaise sauce, roasted rabbit with Dijon mustard, or braised beef cheeks.
Enjoy the view of the open kitchen, tableside meat carving and presentation finesse when the restaurant opens on Thursday (booking from today). But don’t fill up before the piece de resistance: Koffmann’s pistachio souffle.
Koffmann’s, in The Berkeley, Wilton Place, SW1X 7RL (020 7235 1010 or koffmanns.co.uk).
Photo: Courtesy of Koffmann’s