Lunch at Bar des Prés, Mayfair
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- Published on Monday, 08 May 2023 11:28
- Last Updated on 08 May 2023
- Monica Costa
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In Mayfair, Bar des Prés is a trendy restaurant located next door to the iconic Tiffany’s shop in London. It offers a unique blend of Parisian and Asian cuisine, specifically sushi fusion with Parisian twists. The restaurant also has a vibrant atmosphere, with sleek interiors and a well-stocked bar that serves a range of cocktails. During my recent visit, I was impressed by the quality of food, service, and the overall dining experience. In this review, I will delve into the details of my experience, including the menu and cocktails.
In Mayfair, al Bar des Prés, chef Cyril Lignac aka TV star, has conceived a menu adding a French flavour that has always been favoured by the British Monarchs.
The menu at Bar des Prés is diverse, featuring an exciting blend of French and Asian cuisine. The sushi rolls are the main attraction of the menu, with several options to choose from, including classics like tuna and salmon and unique options like truffle wagyu beef. The rolls were expertly prepared and presented, with fresh, high-quality ingredients. The sushi rolls were accompanied by a variety of sauces and dips, which complemented the flavours well.
Aside from the sushi, the menu also featured a range of small plates, including steamed buns, dumplings, and edamame. The steamed buns, in particular, were a standout dish, with soft, fluffy buns filled with succulent pork belly and topped with pickled vegetables. The dumplings were also delicious, with a tender outer layer and a flavourful meat filling.
For main courses, the menu offered a variety of options, including grilled meats, fish dishes, and vegetarian options. The standout dish for me was the sea bass with asparagus, which was cooked to perfection and accompanied by a delicious sauce. The portion size was generous, and the dish was beautifully presented.
The cocktail menu at Bar des Prés is creative and unique, with a range of interesting options to choose from. During my visit, I tried The Sour Crown, the coronation-themed cocktail, which was inspired by the Queen’s coronation in 1953.
The cocktail was made with gin, champagne, Darjeeling tea and a variety of spices, including cloves and cinnamon. It was served in a vintage glass and garnished with a gold leaf, which added a touch of glamour to the drink. The cocktail was well-balanced, with a subtle sweetness from the champagne and a spicy kick from the spices.
The atmosphere at Bar des Prés is chic and modern, with sleek interiors and dim lighting. The restaurant is designed to create an intimate and cosy dining experience, with comfortable seating and a warm colour palette. The music played in the background was upbeat and modern, which added to the overall vibe of the restaurant.
The service at Bar des Prés was impeccable, with friendly and attentive staff. The staff were knowledgeable about the menu and offered excellent recommendations. The food was served promptly, and the staff checked in regularly to ensure that everything was to my liking. The staff also took the time to explain the origin and preparation of each dish, which added to the overall dining experience.
I would highly recommend Bar des Prés for anyone looking for an original dining experience in London.
Monica Costa founded London Mums in September 2006 after her son Diego’s birth together with a group of mothers who felt the need of meeting up regularly to share the challenges and joys of motherhood in metropolitan and multicultural London. London Mums is the FREE and independent peer support group for mums and mumpreneurs based in London https://londonmumsmagazine.com and you can connect on Twitter @londonmums