Fine dining from the Brittany coast
Where? Sheraton Tower Hotel, 101 Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 7RN (020 7290 7101)
Smart postcode, smart dining? Although the restaurant is attached to The Sheraton Tower Hotel, which isn’t the most beautiful of buildings it has to be said, don’t be put off. The restaurant had a revamp last year and makes up ten-fold for the concrete exterior. Resident chef Pascal Proyart has injected a serious passion for seafood into the restaurant, delivering exquisitely put together dishes.
So not just for hotel residents then? Absolutely not. It may not be super central, but it’s the perfect stop-off after a hard day’s shopping at Harvey Nichols.
And so to the premier plat… In actual fact, diners are strongly recommended to opt for the three scaled-down ‘petits plats’ portions in order to leave room for dessert. With a long list of mouth-watering options, it’s hard to no where to start. Top tips? Warm Norwegian red king crab with sauce vierge and plump cockles or seriously indulge with the caviar of white sturgeon and freshly smoked Norwegian Arctic char.
What else should we squeeze in before dessert? The Pan-fried Norwegian scallops teamed with warm, runny quail eggs is serious comfort food. Other highlights to look out for include the pan-seared langoustine and duck foie gras as well as the red mullet bouillabaisse with small Brittany shellfish.
These delicate portions have definitely left space for dessert In that case look no further than the frothy coupe Liegeoise of dark Manjari chocolate and salted caramel ice-cream. The little surprises of honeycomb pieces are heavenly and salted caramel ice-cream could well be this summer’s favourite – it’s a winner.