“Inspired by her childhood in Gascony, France, the chef Hélène Darroze offers a menu that says Sunday in the dining room at the Connaught hotel in London” — Paul Ebeling
Hélène Darroze at the Connaught is back on our short list for Top Mother’s Day restaurants in London with a newer, more playful vibe. The Pierre Yovanovitch redesign exchanges the restaurant’s very British style for a not-so-serious salmon pink, library-meets-Wes Anderson one. The result is a space which channels modern French elegance and emphasizes the inherent femininity of Chef Darroze’s creations.
Although not offering a special Mother’s Day menu, per se, the current à la carte menu provides more than enough to satisfy most palates.
The 5 (£120) or 7 (£160) course menu features a brown and spider crabs accompanied by pomelo, lampong pepper and “txangurro”, a celeriac, brioche, Vin jaune d’Arbois guinea fowl dish, sea bass with clams, citrus, chard and dashi vinegar, and a signature baba.
Special menu or not Hélène Darroze at the Connaught is our new Mother’s Day favorite.
The Connaught, Carlos Pl, Mayfair, London W1K 2AL. 020 7499 7070; the-connaught.co.uk
Have a happy International Mother’s Day!