This is the first London restaurant for Blumenthal, the chef who holds three Michelin stars for his innovative cooking at the Fat Duck, in the village of Bray. The focus is on historically inspired British cuisine and the food is superb. “Meat fruit” and “tipsy cake” are among dishes that diners keep going back for.
Where In the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, with floor-to-ceiling windows looking over Hyde Park.
When It’s difficult to get a table any time and marginally less difficult for lunch. Take what you can get.