A sophisticated, cosmopolitan and metropolitan Brasserie from Michelin-starred chef Michael Deane. It is extremely popular with local city types and ... More
A sophisticated, cosmopolitan and metropolitan Brasserie from Michelin-starred chef Michael Deane. It is extremely popular with local city types and in the evenings with the smart media sets. It has also played host to luminaries from the worlds of fashion, music and politics - listing U2, John de Rocha and former American ambassadors as patrons. Relaxed and informal, the Brasserie is ideal for a protracted lunch or a relaxing, good quality evening meal. As expected Deane continues to invent and create. Food ranges from simple pasta carbonnara, to Thai fish cakes, seafood risotto, anchovy cocktail with marie-rose sauce, smoked salmon and good mozzarella, tomato and olive salads. A bottle of house wine will cost around £15.
Myself and 5 other ladies dined in Deanes on a saturday in November. There is a limited menu but we opted for the 5 course tasting menu with tasting wines at 90 pounds stg a head. After the 2nd course we noticed that the wine potions were very small (about 2 tablespoons). The food portions were also small but we expected this. We pointed this out to our waiter who kindly topped up our glasses. The next course arrived with the traditional 2 tablespoons of wine. We complained again - this time to the sommelier who gave us a lecture on "quality v quantity". He acted very defensively and we all felt he reacted very badly. We left the restaurant 100 stg poorer,hungry, thirsty and grumpy. Only recommended for weightwatchers with large wallets who can discuss the merits of the wines with the arrogant sommelier.The food itself is superb but overall Deanes was an unpleasant experience.