Fifteen years on from the launch of his New York Parisian-style brasserie Keith McNally returns home with a London branch of Balthazar, sharing the old Theatre Museum with the London Film Museum. McNally is an English ex-pat who has built an empire of stylish brasseries in New York - Minetta Tavern, Pastis, and Balthazar among them - which appeal to locals, A-list celebrities and tourists alike. Given his huge success in the States, the opening of his first London restaurant had the critics salivating in anticipation and Balthazar doesn't disappoint. The restaurant serves French classics such as bouillabaisse and cote de boeuf and there's a bakery serving cakes, quiches and pastries next door. Interiors are faded glamour, shabby but chic - right down to the toilets (a notable feature of the Manhattan restaurant), and service is slick with a high turnover of tables. From May 2013, afternoon tea is served - head pastry chef Regis Beauregard spent over a decade specialising in the subject at The Ritz - with platters of cucumber, smoked salmon and egg mayonnaise sandwiches alongside freshly-baked scones, tarts and pastries accompanied by Postcard Teas, herbal infusions and, ooh la la!, Champagne.
LondonTown.com - Balthazar Location Map
Further articles featuring Balthazar on LondonTown.com
London hosts the final of the Rugby World Cup at Twickenham Stadium on 31st October 2015, the Frieze Art Fair draws the world's most...
Here at LondonTown, we know a little something about the best places to eat in the city. It's not just the quality of the food...
This great British custom was started by the Duchess of Bedford in 1830 when she ordered a light meal to stave off hunger pangs...
The View from The Shard gives London its highest public viewing platform, the former Olympic Park re-opens as the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, the...
Tate Modern expands with the Oil Tanks, Balthazar tops a bumper year for new restaurants in London and The Shard becomes Europe's tallest building......
Discover what's on in London 2015 with our comprehensive guide to the best events. From theatre to art and music to sport, London 2015 has something for everyone - so read on to find out what London town has to offer.
Hotels near Balthazar
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £149† 39% off
Aldwych, WC2B | 2 minutes from Balthazar
Positioned between the City's Square Mile and the thriving West End, this grand, Edwardian Hilton hotel welcomes guests with a patisserie and champagne bar in the ... More
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £195† 25% off
336-337 The Strand, WC2R | 3 minutes from Balthazar
A luxurious 5-star hotel situated right in the heart of the city, ME London offers guests a lavish accommodation experience. Floor-to-ceiling windows provide the impeccable guestrooms ... More
Also in Russell Street
Our recommendations in the same street as Balthazar
What's On Today
Hotels near Balthazar
From cheap budget places to stay to luxury 5 star hotels see our special offers for Balthazar hotels, including ME London from 95% off.