| Mayfair, Belgravia

Part of an international group of restaurants, eating here - particularly if you've scored an outside table - should be like eating somewhere very luxe on the Cote d’Azur. The food is light French Mediterranean and Niçoise cuisine. A recent addition has been a new oyster bar.

Restaurant details

53-54 Brook's Mews, London W1K 4EG
Nearest station: Bond Street
Telephone number: 020 7495 4774


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53-54 Brook's Mews, London W1K 4EG


Critic reviews - total score 7.5 out of 10

Critics' score: 7.5
Boo Murphy Vogue Estimated score
Reviewed on September 12, 2007
"Slight problem that everything was so good that even Ronald Macdonald would cage fight me 50 per cent of his beetroot salad. Carpaccio of Scallops is as far from a fishfinger as the seafood gets, and it was just brilliant: sweet, clean, delicate." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
Mark Bolland ES Magazine Estimated score
Reviewed on August 03, 2007
"...I think it deserves a gold star for being different. The food is fantastic, and the style is both distinct and natural enough to bring a real sense of pleasure." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
AA Gill AA Gill
Reviewed on July 29, 2007
"The Blonde had pre-ordered a whole roast chicken... The Blonde and Cami adored it, saying it was the perfect dinner and that it was all they ever wanted – ever, ever, ever wanted – to eat." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 6
Tracey MacLeod Independent
Reviewed on July 28, 2007
"It's the latest addition to the theme park of brand extensions springing up in London to cater for the influx of wealth washing through the city. And though, like Cipriani, it will probably win a fanbase among the inhabitants of Richland, it seemed plain weird to us." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
Larushka Ivan-Zadeh London Lite Estimated score
Reviewed on July 25, 2007
"...astoundingly, this airy and breezily unpretentious restaurant houses a very different attitude. There was not a dud among an irresistible list of Mediterranean delicacies." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 7
"Richard & Peter" Harden's Estimated score
Reviewed on July 24, 2007
"We visited before it became clear that this was going to be one of the most synchronised raves of the year, and we’d have to say the place struck us as thoroughly pleasant." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 7
Terry Durack Independent
Reviewed on July 22, 2007
"...the Niçoise cooking is simple and likeable; and I'll be back for more pissaladière, but without the sharing thing, thanks. It's just a pity the association with Nice doesn't extend to getting fresh Provencal produce, as I think Duntoye could do wonders with it." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 7
Jay Rayner Observer Estimated score
Reviewed by July 22, 2007
"In a city which appears to have skipped a season and moved straight from spring to autumn, La Petite Maison offered a wonderful blush of summer." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8.5
Giles Coren Times
Reviewed on July 21, 2007
"This is a great restaurant. An apparent acknowledgement by dirty old French cuisine that people have been going over in droves to Italian food for its simplicity and cleanness, and a realisation that it can learn from that and grow." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 4
Fay Maschler Evening Standard
Reviewed on July 11, 2007
"In a version of the Jewish joke, the turbot at £23 could have been more sparklingly fresh and there could have been more of it. The best dish, the star of the show, was the roast chicken served carved in a big dish with its carcass beside and its natural gravy around." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 10
Marina O'Loughlin Metro
Reviewed on July 04, 2007
"This isn't the most technically brilliant, fancy-shmancy cooking in London. But golly, it's good. Chef Raphael Duntoye has a sureness and lightness of touch that doesn't need bells and whistles." READ REVIEW