January 2016: William Halsall joins Le Caprice as head chef. He was most recently senior sous chef at 34.
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“Sooooo smooth, soooo suave” – this “effortless” ’80s brasserie tucked away behind the Ritz has always “eschewed culinary heights”, and even if its “classy comfort food” is a tad less excellent under Richard Caring’s ownership it’s “the front of house staff and overall buzz which make it so special”.
“Like Ol’ Man River, just keeps rolling along!” – this “understated” ’80s brasserie, behind The Ritz, “always make you feel like a million dollars”; its “robust” comfort food “won’t let you down”, but it’s not as dazzling as it once was – the “people-watching” is the more reliable sparkler.
“Still with its old pizzazz and magic” – Richard Caring’s ’80s-minimalist “super-staple”, behind the Ritz, “continues to deliver at a very high level”; old-timers, though, can’t quite avoid the feeling that “standards have fallen” since yesteryear.
Le Caprice Restaurant Diner Reviews
"GOOD AMBIANCE AND FOOD AS ALWAYS"
Arlington Hs, Arlington St, London, SW1A 1RJ
lunch noon - 3 pm, dinner 5.30 pm - midnight
Last orders: 11.30 pm Mon-Sat, Sun 10.30 pm