Review on Bonhams Restaurant
Bonhams located in the heart of Mayfair, one of the world's oldest and most prestigious auction houses launched its signature restaurant in 2015. Tucked away in Haunch of Venison Yard behind Bonhams' main saleroom, its been designed by architects Lifschutz Davidson Sandiland, spread over two floors with a wine bar on the ground floor and a dining room on the first. The restaurant has a minimalist décor that exudes an understated elegance, with prints of Old Masters adorning the walls.
Talented chef Tom Kemble has been appointed to lead the kitchen having honed his culinary skills in kitchens such as Hedone in Chiswich and Faviken in Sweden. The menu presents a carefully balanced choice of exciting innovative dishes strongly tied to seasonality, blending French technique with Italian and Scandinavian produce. Open your account with Cornish crab with cucumber, fennel, blood orange and pistachio before a main course of haunch of Sika deer
with chestnut and juniper purée, Crapaudine beetroot and cime di rapa. Close the show with desserts in the shape of Amalfi lemon cream, meringue, basil jelly and yoghurt sorbet or Floating island, citrus anglaise, chocolate sorbet and sea salt caramel.
To complement the menu diners can expect an exceptional wine list overseen by Master of Wine and Head of Bonhams Wine Department, Richard Harvey, and sommelier and Vintners Cup winner, Charlotte Edgecombe. Bonhams Restaurant will also be purchasing wines from sales taking place at the auction house, enabling guests to experience some of the world's great wines at affordable prices. The restaurant has two Enomatic machines dispensing up to 16 wines by the glass, ensuring they are maintained in perfect condition, including Domaine de la Romanée Conti Richebourg 1995, Château Cheval Blanc 1982 and Screaming Eagle 2011.
Bonhams Restaurant is currently open for breakfast and lunch, with coffee drinks and light refreshments available throughout the day until 5.00pm, but there are plans to open for dinner in the future. It was the proud recipient of a prestigious Michelin star in the 2016 edition of the Guide.
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Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 2.30pm Mon-Fri
Dinner: 7.00 - 9.00pm Fri
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express