Review on Jean-Georges at The Connaught
Jean-Georges at The Connaught was launched in July 2017, in the space formerly occupied by the Espelette brasserie in the luxury five star hotel, located on a quiet corner in the heart of exclusive Mayfair village. An elegant venue that's been been created by critically acclaimed French chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, holder of three Michelin stars for his Jean Georges in New York, as well as numerous other prestigious restaurants around the globe.
Billed as a relaxed neighbourhood restaurant, it's set at the front of the hotel overlooking fashionable Mount Street and the 'Silence' water feature by Japanese architect Tadao Ando. The light and airy restaurant has a neutral palette with contemporary curved seating set against marbled table tops. Flooded with natural light from the wall-to-ceiling windows that incorporate beautiful stained glass by artist Jean-Michel Othoniel.
Offering flexible all day dining from breakfast, through to lunch, afternoon tea and dinner, the menus showcase Jean-George's signature Europe and Asian dishes alongside updated British and Connaught classics. Open the slate with tuna tartare, avocado, radish and ginger sauce before a main course of beef tenderloin, glazed and roasted carrots with miso mustard sauce, then bring the curtain down with a dessert of chocolate caramel peanuts, chocolate streusel, caramel sauce and caramelised peanut ice cream.
Service is exemplary, both friendly and precise, while the wine list includes an impressive 6,000-bottle cellar and there's also an assured cocktail menu.
Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Anshu Anghotra
Restaurant Opening Times
Breakfast: 7.00 - 11.00am
Lunch: 12.00 - 6.00pm (Afternoon Tea 2.30pm & 4.30pm)
Dinner: 6.00 - 11.00pm
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express