Aubaine // Mayfair // London

In a nice courtyard just off Heddon Street, is one of the Aubaine group’s restaurants. Designed with large windows and furniture in gentle shades of grey, Aubaine gives you the feeling that you’ve left busy London for some elegant winter garden in the countryside.

Once at your table, a quick glance at the bar and your waiter with his oh so French brasserie style apron will make you think that you have actually crossed the channel.  You’ll be surrounded by all manner pastries that are usually hard to find in London.  So if you are a dessert person, you may find it difficult to stay focused on choosing a main course.  Though don’t worry, you won’t be disappointed by your pre-dessert dishes.

With a large choice of fish, seafood and meat, any non-vegetarian will find choosing easy and will be pleased by the reasonable prices.  Portions are well-judged and the classic cooking is perfectly executed.  However, even though the value of the starters is not quite as good, your level of happiness will certainly be restored with what comes next – dessert.

Honestly, you’ll find it hard to resist when the platter is arrives at your table, bearing a raspberry tart, mille-feuille, chocolate éclairs and macaroons; the good news is that there are no bad choices.  For one last special treat, order a Mariage Frère tea to enjoy alongside your pastries, it’s the perfect match.

So to conclude, Aubaine is the perfect pit-stop in Mayfair to get some rest on a busy afternoon of shopping – enjoy.

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