Mayfair, Belgravia

Seven Park Place

Seven Park Place

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.

Critic reviews - total score 6.5 out of 10

Critics' score: 8
Nicholas Lander FT Estimated score
Reviewed on May 24, 2013
"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

Critics' score: 8
Michelle Court View London
Reviewed on March 24, 2010
"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

Critics' score: 5
Jay Rayner Observer Estimated score
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

Critics' score: 5
"Richard & Peter" Harden's Estimated score
Reviewed by December 10, 2009
"It was a sort of agreeable mush, but as our guest – one of London’s most inveterate diners-out – pointed out, pretty dull towards the end." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 9
Giles Coren Times
Reviewed on December 05, 2009
"I loved everything about Seven Park Place." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 4
David Sexton Evening Standard
Reviewed on October 22, 2009
"Seven Park Place by William Drabble is certainly a great improvement on Andaman by Dieter Muller but we again left feeling uncomfortable in more ways than one." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
Marina O'Loughlin Metro
Reviewed on October 21, 2009
"Our food is fantastic, from first mouthful – an amuse of rosy tuna, a fluff of avocado, teeny cucumber leaves and a thwack of basil – to last sip." READ REVIEW


Restaurant details

Address: St. James's Hotel and Club, 7-8 Park Place, St. James's, SW1A 1LS London

Telephone number: 0207 316 1600

Michelin star 1 Michelin star
• 4 AA Rosettes

Nearest station: Green Park

Opening times: Tuesday - Saturday: 12 - 2pm and 7 - 10pm

  • Bar area
  • Wheelchair access


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