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This “gorgeous”, “very small, but comfortable and cosy dining room” is “so private” within a luxurious St James’s hotel. It deserves to be better known thanks to its “genuinely kind, helpful and passionate” staff and – last but not least – William Drabble’s “first rate cuisine”.
“To hell with the cost!” – this “charming restaurant attached to a St James’s hotel” is often nominated for business entertaining but deserves more attention generally, as William Drabble’s “highly accomplished” cuisine is “remarkably good”. Top Tip – “excellent value set lunch”.
The “nooks and crannies” of this “quirky” but “sumptuous” St James’s room add to its possibilities as a business or romantic venue; best to visit for the “good-value lunch”, though – evening prices for William Drabble’s “high-quality” cuisine can be “alarming”.
William Drabble’s “masterful” cooking – with real “artistry and substance” – arguably deserves a wider audience than it finds in this “niche” St James’s chamber; the “opulent” but “odd” parlour-style setting inspires mixed views, though – “intimate” to some tastes, but too “staid” for others.
Seven Park Place by William Drabble was launched in September 2009 and was awarded one Michelin star only one year after opening and four AA Rosettes. In Seven Park Place William Drabble has created his own inimitable style menu, influenced by classic French cuisine but made using the best British ingredients and taking inspiration from the seasons. Of course, like any great chef, William has his signature dishes, poached native lobster tail with cauliflower purée and lobster butter sauce springs to mind, but his continuing love of good food ensures that each dish he creates is as exquisite as the next. To reflect the style of his menu William was heavily involved with the design and decor of Seven Park Place, an elegant and intimate space, with only 26 covers and nine tables. The restaurant uses rich colours and natural fabrics in bright, jewel inspired colours, to produce a stunning backdrop for the perfect dining experience.