Review on Soutine
High profile restaurateurs Chris Corbin and Jeremy King have launched their ninth London restaurant called Soutine, located in the leafy north London village of St. John's Wood, just a short walk from Regent's Park. Once housing a branch of the Italian restaurant Carluccio's, the restaurant takes its name from the French-Russian expressionist artist ChaÔm Soutine.
A charming all day dining venue that takes inspiration from the great boulevard cafťs of Paris and artists of St John's Wood. The interiors with its splendid art nouveau details have been designed by Brady Williams to reflect the artistic spirit of the neighbourhood, home to the St John's Wood Art School between 1847 and 1911, as well as celebrating the heritage of the nearby Lord's cricket ground. A relaxed informal cafť and bar is situated at the front of the venue, with a more formal dining room at the rear with a stunning stained-glass skylight. Featuring impressive artwork throughout and a beautiful handpainted mural depicting scenes from the early 1900's decorates the staircase.
Taking helm of the kitchen is Maciej Banas, who formerly graced the kitchens of Fischer's in Marylebone and he presents predominantly French-inspired dishes with occasional Russian influences. Diners can look forward to classics such as steak tartare and eggs florentine, alongside plats principaux of confit de canard with braised puy lentils or pan seared fillet of sea bass served with tenderstem broccoli and sauce viege. To finish there's ice cream coupes, p‚tisseries and gateaux.
Soutine has a carefully chosen French wine list together with house cocktails like Libertine, Finlandia vodka, Camparia, grapefruit and lemon juices.
Restaurant Opening Times
Breakfast: 8.00am through
Dinner: 10.30pm (10.00pm Sun)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card