RestaurantsLondonMayfairW1
18-18a Bruton Place, London, W1J 6LY

survey result

Summary

£80
 ££££
3
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 haven of calm in an ever-changing world”: “they cater for the most conservative of palates (and the deepest pockets)” at Gavin Rankin’s “old-school, brasserie-style restaurant in Mayfair” (which had the rare privilege of hosting the late Queen Elizabeth on a couple of occasions). Its Anglo-French fare is “super reliable, if not exciting” and service “immaculate”. “If you like the kind of place where you still need to dress up a bit, this is it”, but “the ambience is set by its older, quietly-spoken crowd: don’t visit if you are planning a loud-laughing night!”. Top Menu Tip – “good value lunch menu; and staples such as iced lobster soufflé, smoked eel mousse and steak tartare”.

Summary

£69
  £££
3
Good
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“With its quietly thrumming ambience, well-spaced tables and unobtrusive service from staff used to looking after royalty”, this “eternally discreet” brasserie hidden in a cute Mayfair mews is a long-established favourite for a blue-blooded, establishment crowd (and “perfect for doing business in”). Elegantly suited owner, Gavin Rankin, smoothly commands the space – “his team are wonderfully welcoming” and “all this is supported by classic French food, an excellent and keenly priced wine list, and a set lunch menu that’s a bargain (ideal for when Finance put a cap on your entertaining budget)”. Top Menu Tips – “Martinis, oysters and staples like steak tartare are prominent”.

Summary

£63
  £££
3
Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“The epitome of civility” – former Annabel’s MD Gavin Rankin’s establishment Mayfair brasserie is “so reliable you cannot fault it”. Such is its blue blooded credentials that the Queen – who is never seen in restaurants – has dined here twice. Foodwise, there’s some “very deft cooking” and “always something of interest on the menu – but it won’t blow your socks off”. Prices for both food and the French-only wine list are – perhaps surprisingly – “very reasonable”, especially if you choose the “excellent table d’hôte” menu (two courses for £25).

Summary

£62
  £££
3
Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Everybody is smartly attired which makes a nice change” at Gavin Rankin’s (ex-MD of Annabel’s) “old-fashioned-in-a-good-way” bastion: “a picture-lined dining room”, tucked away in a quiet mews, which – to those of a blueblooded disposition – makes “a much more attractive choice than some of its flashier Mayfair rivals”. “Well-drilled”, traditionally-attired staff deliver “classic” – if “fairly simple” – Anglo/French cuisine and, in particular, the package makes “an excellent choice for a business lunch” (of the kind where “a couple of dry Martinis before you get started will not raise an eyebrow”).

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Owner's description

Bellamy’s was established in 2004 and is named after the club in Evelyn Waugh’s Sword of Honour trilogy of novels, which reassures our English customers. There is also a happy pun with the title Bel Ami, the novel by Guy de Maupassant, which amuses our French customers. Everyone else comes for the food and the wine list.

The management of Bellamy’s is made up of myself, Gavin Rankin (former Managing Director of the Annabel’s Group when under the chairmanship of Mark Birley); Chef Stéphane Pacoud (former second Chef at Annabel’s); and Manager Luigi Burgio (formerly Annabel’s barman).

The intention was to incorporate and modernise the best elements of the Franco Belgian tradition of the brasserie, although in Bellamy’s there is less beer and rather more wine than was found in the original nineteenth century models. The design throughout was the brainchild of the architect and designer Tim Flynn, who spent some time in Paris researching brasserie decoration. He has produced a brilliant and fresh concept throughout with no attempt at hiding in retro clichés or other obvious shortcuts.

Bellamy’s is a Restaurant with an unashamedly French wine list, with familiar names at reasonable prices reflecting my own prejudices on the subject. There is also a weekly table d’hôte menu which, at £ 24.75 for three courses, appeals both to the young and to the bit older who, like all the best parties, are happily united here.

We also have a daytime Oyster and Sandwich Bar; and an evening Cocktail Bar. Most of our customers are regulars and some of them have been kind enough to describe us as ‘a sort of club without a sub’. Membership is free and instantly open to all and, if you have not been here, we hope that you will join soon.

Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Always £30.50 £38.00

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£17.30 £33.30 £11.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £30.00
Filter Coffee £5.00
Extras  
Bread £0.00
Service 15.00%

Restaurant details

Yes
Highchair,Portions
Jacket required
65
5 years

The chef

Stéphane Pacoud - Head Chef

Bellamy’s Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Bellamy’s Restaurant in W1, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Bellamy’s restaurant.
Jeremy B
Received a different meal to the one ordere...
Reviewed 1 months, 10 days ago

"Received a different meal to the one ordered - too many staff with too little to do, so they stood around chatting to each other."

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Edwhite P
Great quiet location with classic cuisine a...
Reviewed 1 months, 20 days ago

"Great quiet location with classic cuisine and great service. Perfect for a weekday lunch. "

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Monday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 7 pm‑10:30 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 7 pm‑10:30 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 7 pm‑10:30 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 7 pm‑10:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 7 pm‑10:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 7 pm‑10:30 pm
SundayCLOSED

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