Racine: "The Best French Restaurant in London" Grand Caffe Concerto Knightsbridge Tip by londonbabe


Strangely enough, the chef at Racine, Henry Harris (ex Harvey Nick's 5th Floor), is English. But the food is classic French, executed with the best ingredients and served with style. The best meal I've had this year, anywhere, was dinner at Racine. Superb steak, served of course with french beans and fries, was tender, juicy and flavourful. And ohh .. the creme brulee ... sighhhhh
There have also been very favourable reviews of the house champagne cocktail - will have to go back and try it out!
The restaurant itself is kind of clubby and comfortable - dark wood, leather banquettes, tables not too close together.
Good for celeb spotting as well, as its Knightsbridge location means it's a local restaurant for stars who have the large amounts of cash needed to live locally.
Despite the posh location, the excellent food and the five star service, it's actually not that expensive. By London standards. The wine list has a reasonable selection under 25, so you can eat and drink extremely well for around 40 a head - that's 3 courses and a bottle of wine. If you drink more, well you'll have an even better time!

Address: 239 Brompton Road
Price Comparison: about average
Directions: On the same side of the road as Harrods, just before the Victoria and Albert.
Phone: 020-7584 4477
Price: US$41 and up
Rating: 5
Theme: French
Website: http://www.caffeconcerto.co.uk/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jul 16, 2005
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