Without any ado, Eric Garnier, formerly of Knightsbridge brasserie Racine SW3 (and brother to Didier Garnier, owner of Chelsea restaurant Le Colombier), opened new restaurant Garnier on Earl's Court Road earlier this week.
Open seven days a week for lunch and dinner, Garnier offers traditional brasserie fare, including a weekday set lunch – two courses and coffee – at £16.50, (£21.50 on Sunday). For the summer months, Garnier is also offering a special two-course evening menu, priced at £21.50.
With new speakeasy-style cocktail bar Evans & Peel just around the corner, and nearby new bar, restaurant (and ping-pong venue), Ping (opening soon from the group behind Bungalow 8), things are looking up for dining-out in SW5.
Take a peek at the Garnier menu here:
Earl’s Court has seemed a second-rank restaurant destination in recent times, but – historically speaking – the area was something of a trend-setter. Nearby Ifield Road was home of the seminal Nick’s Diner, and Lou Pescadou, on the Old Brompton Road, was for many years one of the capital’s foremost French fish restaurants. And “the most famous gay pub in the world”, The Coleherne, was long a local landmark.
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