Harden's survey result
A revival of a venerable name from the 1920s on a classic St James’s site (once L’Oranger, RIP), Joel Kissin’s bistro rates well for “excellent breakfasts”. Beyond that it is “just about OK” but there’s an issue: “there’s no need to charge their prices”. Its trump card is “the courtyard – a hidden joy for al fresco dining in the summer”.
Joel Kissin’s three-year-old brasserie (on the site that was L’Oranger, long RIP) revives the name of a famous 1920s fine dining Gallic basement in Covent Garden. Perhaps unsurprisingly given its swanky location it seems “slightly pricey” for what it is, but attractions do include “one of the best breakfasts in St James’s”, plus “a super little courtyard for outdoor dining in summer”.
Mixed views on Joel Kissin’s St James’s two-year-old, which revives the name of a famous French basement in Covent Garden and serves classic Gallic dishes. Fans proclaim it a “surprisingly chirpy and casual venue for SW1” with a “lovely courtyard” (and “excellent breakfasts” too), but one or two reports are dire, citing “dismal” results.
“Reviving the name of the very famous Boulestin”, Joel Kissin’s ambitious yearling occupies “elegant” premises “tucked away in St James’s”, and is “brilliant in warm weather” thanks to its “delightful private courtyard”; it’s “not cheap” though, and while the food is “trying hard”, critics feel it’s “lost its way”.
|Wine per bottle||£30.00|
5 St James’s St, London, SW1A 1EF
|Number of Diners:|
|Monday||11:30 am-5 pm, 5 pm-10 pm|
|Tuesday||11:30 am-5 pm, 5 pm-10 pm|
|Wednesday||11:30 am-5 pm, 5 pm-10 pm|
|Thursday||11:30 am-5 pm, 5 pm-10 pm|
|Friday||11:30 am-5 pm, 5 pm-10 pm|
|Saturday||10 am-5 pm, 5 pm-10 pm|
|Sunday||10 am-5 pm, 5 pm-10 pm|