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The Berkeley, Wilton Place, LONDON, SW1X 7RL

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The split-level brasserie space within Knightsbridge's Berkeley Hotel has played host to the sweeping winds of culinary fashion over the last couple of decades, but its present incarnation as Pierre Koffmann's Gascon foothold in well-heeled London is easily its classiest. Autumnal hues of green and brown against slate-grey compose a relaxed ambience, with a discreet glass-fronted kitchen affording views of the brigade at work in the pass. Fluent service from a French team inspires confidence, and Koffmann's refined interpretations of the cuisine of southwest France combine rusticity with presentational elegance. When did polenta get so sophisticated? Never more so than when Koffmann's rich creamy version turns up topped with sautéed girolles and an egg yolk in a rich chicken jus. Otherwise, lux things up with a starter of hot foie gras and chicory in Sauternes sauce, before moving on to grilled lobster in herb butter, herb-crusted lamb rack with parsnip purée and petits pois, or the magisterial braised duck leg with beans and black olives. Excellent pastry work is assured for a mirabelle frangipane tart served with milky sorbet and a little crème anglaise, or else wait the 15 minutes or so for a perfectly risen pistachio soufflé with matching ice cream.

Further information

Tel: 020 7235 1010
& 7107 8844
Please quote 'The AA'.
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Open all year.
Sunday lunch available.

Restaurant information

Cooking type: French
Chef: Pierre Koffmann
Number of seats: 120
Accessible for wheelchairs.
Steps for wheelchair: 4
Disabled toilets.
Children welcome.
Children's portions.


Restaurant price guide

2 Course lunch from: £22.50
3 Course lunch from: £26.00
A La Carte Dinner Main Course from: £25.00
Sunday lunch: £22.50-£26.00
Prices are for guidance only. Please check when booking for current rates.



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