Review on Henrietta Bistro
The boutique hotel Henrietta in the heart of Covent Garden is operated by the Experimental Group with a sister hotel the Grand Pigalle in Paris, they also run cocktail bars in Chinatown and Joyeux Bordel in Shoreditch, as well as restaurant and wine bar Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels.
Combing two Victorian townhouses, the interiors have been created by award winning hotel and restaurant designer, Dorothée Meilichzon. The Henrietta Bistro is laid out over the ground floor with a first floor mezzaine. Walls are decorated with mirrors, plush velvet green seating and Vico Magistretti's classic Carimate chairs are set against dark wood quirky shaped tables, overlooked by the open kitchen.
Taking helm of the kitchen is Sylvain Roucayrol who showcases a menu inspired by the southwest France and the Basque country featuring snacks and plates, alongside larger, family style dishes. Typical dishes that appear on the carte include duck liver and smoked eel terrine with hazelnut and chargrilled bread and for those who prefer fish grilled Galician octopus with yoghurt and herb relish. When it comes to desserts you might see Ossau-Iraty with walnut cream or Crème Catalane.
Henrietta has a carefully chosen wine list and an impressive cocktail list from cocktail historians Jared Brown and Anistatia Miller.
Restaurant Opening Times
Breakfast: 7.00 - 10.30am (7.00 - 11.30am Sun)
Lunch: 12.00 - 4.30pm
Dinner: 5.30 - 11.00pm (5.30 - 10.00pm Sun)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express