Three of the Best

Brasseries

Ideal for breakfast, lunch or dinner, visiting a brasserie is rarely a bad idea.

A good brasserie is a place you feel at home. It should be traditional but not fusty - somewhere you can visit time and time again with a client, friend or partner (though generally not all at the same time). Here are three of the best.

 

HUSH 

Superb Mayfair-based brasserie Hush has recently expanded into Holborn. Visit either branch for attentive service and some quirky dishes hidden among the more traditional fare (look out for the pulled pork and Yorkshire pudding starter).

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Drinks-wise, Hush boasts a strong wine list and a very moreish house cocktail (champagne, grand marnier, orange bitters and violet liquer). They’ve recently set up a film club, too – grab a (strong) drink, wrap up warm and enjoy a range of films, screened outside on their terrace.

hush.co.uk | 020 7659 1500

 

WALLACE COLLECTION RESTAURANT

It’s difficult to eat in more opulent surroundings. Peyton and Byrne's elegant dining room is hidden behind the beautiful Wallace Collection. Head chef Ivan Simeoli is equally proficient with meat, seafood and vegetarian (there's an entire meat-free menu). The room is buzzing at breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea, whilst dinner - which is only served on Fridays and Saturdays - is one of London’s best-kept secrets.

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wallacecollection.org | 020 7563 9505

 

BELLAMY’S

Tucked away in Bruton Place, Bellamy’s is run by ebullient London restaurant veteran Gavin Rankin, who diligently sources the wine himself.

A bustling and friendly dining room frequented by a high number of regulars (always a good sign), Bellamy’s was described by Esquire’s own Agony Uncle A.A. Gill as a place one could eat “once a week for the rest of your life”. They serve a notably good steak tartare, and there’s a dedicated oyster bar (pictured above), if that’s your thing.

bellamysrestaurant.co.uk | 020 7491 2727