If you want to have an entirely unique dining experience in London, then go to The Greenhouse in Mayfair run by Arnaud Bignon.
Everything starts as you stroll down picturesque Hay’s Mews. Soon you’ll arrive at a Japanese style garden, which will make you feel like you’ve just arrived at some chic club in Saint Tropez. As you walk through The Greenhouse garden, you’ll catch a glimpse of the dining room before you arrive at the reception. After a smiling welcome, your jacket will be taken and you’ll be lead to your table.
Food wise, it’s all about produce. The chef and his team take sourcing high-quality goods very seriously. You’ll taste the sweetest, perfumed melon from Italy in a simple sorbet served as a Trou NormandTrou normand, or "Norman hole", is is a small drink of Calvados taken between courses in a very long meal, sometimes with apple sorbet, supposed to re-awaken the appetite. . Or a humble Italian courgette, served with a purée of wasabi and summer truffle; shockingly fantastic. The quality of the produce must be the best in London. No doubt, some of the things that you will try will be for the first time in your life, like chioggia beetsThese red-and-white–striped roots are sweeter than other beets―and very beautiful. , or even plant extracts like chlorophyll.
A meal at The Greenhouse will really surprise you with flavours and concepts, but it is still very accessible dining. The service is talented, the decor conceptual and vibrant, and the view of the the garden is quite special.
While being known as a fashionable place to go, The Greenhouse has not been caught-up in The City hype of over-inflating prices to cash-in on their success. The menu is well priced and the experience is worth every penny.