The only French place we dined at was Bar Boulud located in the Mandarin Oriental in Knightsbridge. The last time we were in London (about five years ago), the French places we went to were abysmal. Thus, we stuck to a well-known entity and were not disappointed. I appreciated the open kitchen (which seems to be a trend here). As with most places in the UK we experienced wonderful service. We did have to re-remember to ask for the bill.
Highlights of the meal included:
|In true French fashion, napkins were labeled.|
|View of the open kitchen.|
|Sausage Lyonnaise en Croute.|
|Salade de Roquette with rocket (arugula), olives, and fresh mozzarella.|
|Tartare de Boeuf. Very traditional. Very rich. This was the smaller size.|
|OMG (or Mon Dieu)! The warm Madeleines were delightful.|
We enjoyed very traditional French dishes well executed. The best item was dessert - a mound of fresh-from-the-oven Madeleines. So. So. Good. And we had so many that we asked to take the rest back to our hotel room to enjoy with some late-night tea.