St. James's Hotel and Club, 7-8 Park Place, St. James's, SW1A 1LS London
Latest critic review: May 24, 2013
William Drabble moves from Aubergine to head up this 26-cover, self-styled 'intimate' restaurant at the St James's Hotel and Club. The menu may be 'modern-French' but the provenance of the food is all British. The dining room has also had a suitably impressive overhaul to suit its new chef.
"Drabble, 41, has spent more than half his life learning and executing his craft, and this accumulated skill was most obvious in one of the main-course dishes, a fillet of turbot with apple, mussels and chives. Its flavours were gentle and cohesive; it looked as pretty as any picture; and it seemed to sing of the sea." READ REVIEW
"Seven Park Place’s decor may be a bit too much but, if you're looking to treat yourself, the food is just right." READ REVIEW
Jay Rayner Observer
Reviewed on December 13, 2009
"Drabble can cook, much as Jenson Button can drive. He's top of the tree, championship level. Sadly, once again, the quality of his cooking is obscured by things which have nothing to do with it." READ REVIEW