This swanky steakhouse at the five-star 45 Park Lane hotel comes from Wolfgang Puck, a US celeb chef who found fame with A-list haunt Spago in Beverly Hills, before cementing it with regular stints on US television. This, his first London foray, opened to much fanfare back in 2011.
It's certainly an expensively-decorated room, with a dozen Damien Hirst pieces, acres of pale marble and soundproof floor-to-ceiling glass shielding diners from the Park Lane traffic outside. The food is focused on American steakhouse staples.
That means USDA prime cuts alongside Australian beef from Darling Downs in Queensland and A5 Japanese wagyu Kagoshima beef from Japan. South Devon Angus features, too. Elsewhere the menu offers dishes such as steak tartar, maple-glazed pork belly with Asian spices and grilled jumbo prawns with toasted chilli oil, soy, garlic, ginger, sesame and coriander. Expect a bulbous wine list, too.
Featuring great food in a contemporary and dynamic environment, the menu provides wide appeal with prime dry- and wet-aged beef, salads and succulent pan-roasted lobster, sautéed and roasted whole fresh fish. A carefully crafted wine list complements the menu with distinct international selections.
Breakfast and lunch menus are also available, showcasing Puck’s twist on American classics. At breakfast, choose from items such as blackberry buttermilk pancakes with whipped
maple butter and salt beef hash cake with poached organic eggs, crispy leeks and sauce béarnaise. For lunch, highlights include a steak and salad menu or the extensive a la carte menu. On Sundays, relax with brunch and a bloody mary, custom-made to your liking, as you listen to live music.
The restaurant occupies the ground floor with seating for 70 guests, while a striking central staircase leads to the first floor featuring a library and Bar 45, with bar-dining for 30. CUT at 45 Park Lane is decorated with Damian Hirst's 'Psalm' series, made using real diamond dust. It's the first time all 16 prints have been displayed in one space.
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45 Park Lane
|Opening hours:||7-10.30am, noon-3pm, 6-11pm Mon-Sat; 7-10.30am, noon-3pm, 6-10.30pm Sun|
|Transport:||Tube: Hyde Park Corner tube|
|Price:||Meal for two with drinks and service: around £110|
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