La Petite Maison

Restaurants, Spanish Mayfair
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La Petite Maison (Rob Greig / Time Out)
Rob Greig / Time Out
La Petite Maison (Rob Greig / Time Out)
Rob Greig / Time Out
La Petite Maison (Rob Greig / Time Out)
Rob Greig / Time Out

On a sunny day, La Petite Maison gives a decent impression of somewhere on the Côte d’Azur, with its cream pillars, spacious dining room and light flooding in through big windows. It’s a franchise of a renowned establishment in Nice, but unlike nearly all restaurants in France it doesn’t offer set menus to soften its prices (not shown on the otherwise-jaunty website, so they can come as a shock). If you’re bothered about cost, however, it’s fair to say you’re not at one with the chatty, multinational, Mayfair clientele.

Like its Gallic parent, LPM showcases French-Mediterranean cuisine and ingredients, in both sharing-friendly ‘hors d’oeuvres’ and main courses. The produce certainly delivered – gloriously juicy tomatoes – but on our visit the cooking was disappointingly short on flair. A Provençal classic of salt-cod and potato brandade, in croquettes, was too salty (surely a basic with salt cod is washing the salt off properly) and lacked the smoothness of a really good brandade. In pasta with squid, prawns and chorizo, central flavours were masked by crude (and un-French) hot spice.

Abundant staff ensure no one feels neglected, although the kitchen is a little slow. A properly grand wine list again focuses on southern France, with probably London’s best choice of quality rosés.



Venue name: La Petite Maison
Address: 54 Brooks Mews
Opening hours: Lunch served noon-2.30pm Mon-Fri; 12.30-2.45pm Sat, Sun. Dinner served 6-10.30pm Mon-Sat; 6.30-9pm Sun
Transport: Tube: Bond Street
Price: Main courses £15-£70
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A Pricey place but really is worth the money you can taste the quality in what you eat and even though it’s a Primo place you won’t feel like a reject or out of place with its quite chilled atmosphere. We took my mum here for her birthday and we weren’t disappointed at all the veal chop was like butter and the chips that they do are amazingly perfect fluffy and crispy. The octopus starter is another delicious dish finally sliced and marinated in a rich lemon oil that leaves you wanting more. The only thing we were disappointed with were the squid fritters they were chewy and had a funny after taste but other than that the rest can’t be faulted. They will even painstakingly remove each bone from your fish before serving. Would most defiantly recommend it.

A favourite. Mayfair pricing. Reservation system less eccentric than its Nice sibling. I generally eschew the meaty stuff for the lighter fare (unusual for me!)

We went for a lunch using Timeout deal. Inside is modern and service was cheerful. And even it is French, ravioli was excellent! It is hard for me to dine there for full course dinner but worth to try. If anything I shall complain, then seafood pasta was a bit salty for me.