Hélène Darroze at The Connaught, Mayfair

Two Michelin star restaurant in the pretty neighbourhood of Mayfair. The dining room is gorgeous. The service is excellent – formal without being too snooty. And the food is faultless.

First off, the dark & classy lobby

That gorgeous dining room

The exquisite tableware

Now that we have feasted our eyes, let’s eat!

Amuse bouche of tuile cigars: salted cod, chorizo, and anchovies with onions

Of course they do amazing bread *sigh*

Warm crusty loaf with two types of butter: plain and chilli infused

Hubby’s starter:

Lobster tortellini with chestnut, salsify, tarragon, and lemon

My starter:

Foie gras tart with celeriac, pear, and lemon thyme

Hubby’s main:

Confit cod, with black pudding, Jerusalem artichoke, and sorrel

My main:

Duck, encrusted with mixed spices and buckwheat, with beetroot and blueberry

For pre-dessert: bread ice cream with blueberry jam and olive oil

It was so delicious my hubby was tempted to lick the cup clean

but he didn’t

I stopped him

Hubby’s dessert:

chocolate galore!

with coffee ice cream & tonka bean

My dessert:

Raspberries with greek yoghurt & lemongrass ice cream

Petit fours to finish

…even though we’re stuffed to the brim at this point

(damn you delicious bread)

Coffee & tea to round off the night

And the cutest parcels to take home

These canelé beauties are significantly better than the ones I’ve tried in Bordeaux.

Maybe I didn’t try the best ones in Bordeaux.

Maybe these guys genuinely make it better.

Whatever, I loved this

Menu, location, etc: https://www.the-connaught.co.uk/restaurants-bars/helene-darroze-at-the-connaught/