RestaurantsLondonSt James'sSW1Y

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High-ceilinged, chic newcomer – opened in September 2020 – that sits in a shiny new St James’s building (‘The Marq’). It’s a site which those with long memories may still recall as Green’s (long RIP). The longish menu of small plates and rather ‘haute’ brasserie dishes (with deserts from a posh trolley) is a witting homage to the grand brasseries of Paris, Lyon and Alsace. But the more substantial options are not served at prices we associate with the term ‘brasserie’. If you’re counting the pennies, head for the basement wine bar, Frank’s (see also).

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Summary

£87
 ££££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A modern, London take on a classic French format” – this high-ceilinged, “super-cool looking” newcomer opened in September 2020 and sits inside a “beautifully fitted out” new St James’s building (‘The Marq’ – on the site that once was Green’s, long RIP). The longish menu of “classic” small plates and more ‘haute’ brasserie dishes (with desserts from a posh trolley) is a witting homage to the grand brasseries of Paris, Lyon and Alsace – but the more substantial options are not served at prices we associate with the term ‘brasserie’. There’s also a basement wine bar, Frank’s (see also). Top Tip – as well as the expected wine list, there’s also a “fun cocktail selection, which is unusually comprehensive for a restaurant of this high level of cooking”.

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Maison François Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Maison François Restaurant in SW1Y, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Maison François restaurant.
J B
French brasserie fares a bit too heavy sauc...
Reviewed 3 months, 2 days ago

"French brasserie fares a bit too heavy saucewise. "

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Sam P
Certain aspects of the menu were incredible...
Reviewed 4 months, 5 days ago

"Certain aspects of the menu were incredible - see the roast chicken of TV acclaim. Other aspects were very good. The issue was more the variety - if you are not prepared to eat snails or offal, but you want meat, then the selection reduces quickly. It is also appropriately expensive for the area. Service was first rate in a beautiful, buzzy room. The downstairs bar was closed but it looks a very fun place to visit."

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Kerry R
terrific food. generous portions which is a...
Reviewed 5 months, 16 days ago

"terrific food. generous portions which is a nice change in london. wine list somewhat pricey--no decent selection less than £40/ bottle which is pretty outrageous."

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Kenneth W
Too self satisfied...
Reviewed 7 months, 13 days ago

"Too self satisfied"

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David M
Dear Sirs I tried to send comment yesterda...
Reviewed 11 months, 13 days ago

"Dear Sirs I tried to send comment yesterday via your website but not sure it went through. Oh dear, I am something of a connoisseur of fois gras and today's offering was not fresh and what little flavour it possessed was neutralised by a powerful cherry sauce. Similarly the black cod was tired and overpowered this time by a too salty lobster sauce. The tarte tatin pastry was stodgy and lacked crispness but somewhat ameliorated by a decent vanilla icecream. The fine chablis was oxidised due to being kept too long in the chiller. I did not complain as my dining companion is of a somewhat sensitive disposition. The staff were friendly and the decor a mixture of art deco lighting, Japanese style wood detailing and large expanses of terracotta paint, this last reminding me of many texmex establishments visited in the US. Regards "

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Pretheatre £30.00 £35.00

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£14.50 £34.00 £5.00 £7.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £29.00
Filter Coffee £4.00
Extras  
Service 10.00%
34 Duke Street St James's, London, SW1Y 6DF
Opening hours
Monday7:30 am‑12 am
Tuesday7:30 am‑12 am
Wednesday7:30 am‑12 am
Thursday7:30 am‑1 am
Friday7:30 am‑1 am
Saturday9 am‑1 am
Sunday12 pm‑6 pm

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