Sister restaurant to the popular New York outpost, Bar Boulud London at Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park is the heart of Knightsbridge. The seasonal bistro menu includes an impressive selection of house-made terrines and pâtés, as well as a handful of signature sausages and burgers, adding an American touch to this French inflected bistro and wine bar.

The interiors are inspired by a contemporary take on the craft of winemaking with a sleek open kitchen and vaulted ceilings, while the deep, red-leather banquettes and zinc-topped bar create a comfortable and welcoming surrounding for a truly unique London experience.

The wine list focuses on Burgundy and the Rhône Valley, including many fine selections by the glass, as well as a wide array of draught and bottled beers. Two private dining rooms await those seeking a more intimate gathering.

Having heard so much about this restaurant, I was very excited to give it a go. The venue itself takes you to Paris and the seasonal menu is fresh and full of mouth watering options.

MEDITERRANEAN MEZZE – spicy hummus, tzatziki, babaganoush, taramasalata

GOUGÈRES – gruyère cheese puffs

DOS DE CABILLAUD – olive oil, poached cod, ratatouille Provençale

beef patty, iceberg, tomato, onion, pickle, sesame bun