RestaurantsLondonMayfairW1K

survey result

Summary

£130
£££££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

It’s primarily as an afternoon tea haunt that this Mayfair base for the NYC star-chef attracts attention in our diners’ poll, for its “excellent sandwiches and beautiful pastries that almost look too good to eat” (“staff always ask us if we would like more… we always do”). At other times, this plush conservatory serves a pretty conventional brasserie menu (with little hint of the south east Asian specialities that established JGV’s Manhattan reputation), and on which one of the most popular items is, curiously, pizza.

Summary

£109
£££££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

French-born, NYC-based mega-chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten is playing the British at their own game with a “most delightful and luxurious afternoon tea”“perfect, memorable cucumber sandwiches” – served at his all-day conservatory brasserie in Mayfair’s Connaught hotel. The room itself, as plush as you might imagine, is “very impressive, very romantic, with impeccable service”. For more substantial meals, though, his diverse menu inspires a range of reactions – mostly positive but including the odd disappointment.

Summary

£114
£££££
2
Average
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

It’s as a site for an exceptional afternoon tea – with fusion-flavoured finger sarnies adding some brio to the traditional experience – or a “chic brunch” that this posh brasserie, in a conservatory addition to Mayfair’s most upper-crust of hotels, excites enthusiasm. When it comes to star NYC-chef, Jean Georges Vongerichten’s “unusual” main menu – from pizza to caviar via truffle cheeseburger (and minus the SE Asian notes for which the chef is most famous) – it can seem like a “stunning and relaxing” experience… or merely “overpriced”, “tired and lacking flavour”.

Summary

£114
£££££
2
Average
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

It’s as a site for an exceptional afternoon tea – with fusion-flavoured finger sarnies adding some brio to the traditional experience – or a “chic brunch” that this posh brasserie, in a conservatory addition to Mayfair’s most upper-crust of hotels, excites enthusiasm. When it comes to star NYC-chef, Jean Georges Vongerichten’s “unusual” main menu – from pizza to caviar via truffle cheeseburger (and minus the SE Asian notes for which the chef is most famous) – it can seem like a “stunning and relaxing” experience… or merely “overpriced”, “tired and lacking flavour”.

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Restaurant details

No dress code

Prices

  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 125.00 Dinner only 6

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£23.00 £38.00 £7.00 £20.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £45.00
Filter Coffee £5.00
Extras  
Bread £0.00
Service 12.50%
The Connaught, Carlos Place, London, W1K 2AL
Opening hours
Monday7 am‑12 am
Tuesday7 am‑12 am
Wednesday7 am‑12 am
Thursday7 am‑12 am
Friday7 am‑12 am
Saturday7 am‑12 am
Sunday7 am‑12 am

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