Petrus Restaurant London is a one-Michelin Star restaurant in the Gordon Ramsay Restaurants group. Most of us are familiar with this celebrity chef but I did not realise the size of the empire. I counted 39 restaurants listed in the Gordon Ramsay Restaurants website. They are located worldwide and range from fine dining to casual restaurants. Petrus Restaurant in Knightsbridge is one of a handful that has Michelin star recognition.
Petrus Restaurant “creates elegant modern French cuisine using the finest seasonal produce and employing both classical and modern techniques”. It is named after Chateau Petrus, one of most expensive wines in Bordeaux (and possibly the world). It was no surprise to find a wine list the size of a book. The modern glass wine cellar takes centrestage in the restaurant. Here is a picture of the index to the wine list.
The Petrus restaurant has a simple contemporary feel. We were somewhat surprised that the restaurant was relatively quiet for lunch, with only a handful of tables being occupied. The mood was quite different from that at the other celebrity restaurant that we attended in London, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal. They have similarities – the price of lunch, famous chefs and Knightsbridge locations. But our dining experiences were somewhat different.
Petrus Restaurant Menu
Here is a picture of the Petrus Restaurant lunch menu. The three course lunch costs £55.00 per person.
A lovely amuse bouche was served at the start of our meal.
Our starters were mackerel with radish and herb dressing (picture above) and organic spelt ragout wild mushrooms and smoked cheddar (picture below). The pretty decorations were nice but the tastes of the starters were plain.
Our main courses were pork with summer beans and whole grain mustard (picture above) and sea bream with leeks and mussel cream. The sea bream was very good. The skin of the fish in particular was delicately crisp. We were not as enthusiastic about the pork which together the beans were rather bland.
The desserts were black fig tart with spiced custard (picture above) and Williams pear with soft meringue and lemon verbena. Both were pleasant desserts, although we had expected more from a Gordon Ramsay Michelin star restaurant.
Overall Rating: 3 TOPs
1 Kinnerton Street, Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 8EA
Tel: +44 (0)207 592 1609
Monday – Saturday: 12pm to 2.15pm and 6.30pm to 9:45pm
Sunday: 12pm to 2.15pm and 6.30pm to 9.15pm
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