Obviouslyyou’ve seen Ratatouille but did you know that the restaurant in the film is based on the renowned two Michelin starred Taillevent in Paris? Well it is, and now the people behind it have arrived in London to launch Les 110 de Taillevent, a more relaxed bistro-style restaurant with 110 wines by the glass.
Located in a former Coutts bank building on Cavendish Square, the place looks very swish inside with high ceilings, marble floors, leather seats and a huge wall of wine behind the bar. We absolutely loved the concept and the menu layout which lists four recommended wines in different price points with each dish, so finding a perfect match was an absolute breeze. Each wine glass then comes with a circular card attached which you can keep and remember your favourites.
Food-wise its classic French bistro fare – steaks, grilled fish and foie gras for example. We started with langoustine ravioli in a rich buttery sauce, and grilled squid with smoky chorizo both of which hit the spot. For the mains, we had a whole roast sea bass and a perfectly cooked rump of lamb which came with an amazing meaty gravy that we ended up dipping the side of garlic potatoes in too. We finished off with a nice cheese selection and a lovely chocolate mousse with chocolate ice cream AND warm chocolate sauce.
We’re a little bit in love with Les 110 de Taillevent, especially for the wines and the way it makes it so easy to try something different. We have a feeling this place is going to do very well indeed.
16 Cavendish Square, London W1G 9DD