A room enveloped in shades of pearlescent pink and dusky grey, with a spectacular crimson extrusion at its middle – it’s unclear if Gordon Ramsay intended to make his Knightsbridge restaurant so womb-like, but that’s the effect. And it’s not a bad thing: the chef shows his caring side in other ways here – with service, food and an overall experience that has remained near-perfect since the place opened in April 2010.
That red centrepiece is an open ‘cellar’, holding some of the extensive and indulgent wine list that reaches price levels few can contemplate. However, Ramsay realises his name draws those on a salaryman’s salary too, so it’s possible to eat and drink here with value. The set lunch still has a few of the luxe ingredients that characterise the carte and tasting menus: asparagus, aged beef, foie gras.
Food here is rich, for sure, but it’s plated with a light touch: roast cod and crushed potatoes rich in olive oil came with a punchy accompaniment of cornichons and brown shrimps; and a saddle of rabbit was sharpened by peas and mint oil. Special mention to the fine cheese board, which is a no-supplement option on the £35 three-course set lunch.
1 Kinnerton Street
|Opening hours:||Lunch served noon-2.30pm, dinner served 6.30-10.30pm Mon-Sat|
|Price:||Set lunch £35 3 courses; £55 2 courses, £65 3 courses. Set dinner £65 3 courses. Set meal £75 tasting menu (£160 incl wine)|
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Petrus should be on everyone's bucket list. You will experience a truly fine dining experience, where nothing is too much trouble for the attentive staff, together with a wonderful ambience. The various amuse bouche delicacies, although looking like mere morsels, really are beautiful. A world class restaurant, where service and quality go hand in hand, without being stuff or overbearing. I can't wait to return.
The service here is absolutely fantastic. My partner and I came for dinner and chose the 3 course menu rather than the taster menu. The food was brilliant, which was to be expected. The cheese course was brought to us by a French girl who really knew her cheese, she talked us through them and suggested some for us - laying them out in the order in which we should try them. She was definitely our favourite staff member of the evening - very friendly. There was an English girl serving who was a little sloppy with her table service, not clearing everything away from the table and she seemed to have a smirk or a frown on her face for most of the evening - not very professional! The wine was wonderful as was the man who served us. A lovely experience - I would happily come back.
4 courses £65 with a wine pairing: The Perfect Match
Enjoy a 4 course menu and a variety of specially selected wines to create the perfect match.Offer valid until Oct 31 2016
4 course set lunch menu £37.50
Enjoy 4 courses from our seasonal set lunch menu.Offer valid until Oct 31 2016