MAYFAIR, LONDON, U.K., Oct. 20, 2014 – The Greenhouse is a spectacular two Michelin starred restaurant in the heart of Mayfair that sets fresh standards for greatness in a city full of cutting edge restaurants.
With impeccable cuisine, brilliant service, and an overwhelming aura of culinary purpose, The Greenhouse delivers far more than just a memorable dining experience. It breaks new ground in defining the limits of the possible.
From the moment of arrival the staff is friendly, attentive, and gracious. The setting is relaxed and comfortable, highly charged with anticipation, but without the intimidating sense that might often accompany an acclaimed two Michelin starred establishment.
Chef Bignon got his first Michelin star at The Greenhouse in March of 2012, and received its coveted second star just this year, heady honors and accolades bringing grand expectations that, delightfully, are more than lived up to. Today Executive Sous Chef Robert Lechowicz is the guiding hand in the kitchen, executing Chef Bignon’s vision with clarity and panache.
Crispy veal sweetbreads encrusted with cobnuts with a citrus sherry emulsion is a sensational encounter with the otherworldly, perfectly singed, meaty and tender.
Chef Arnaud Bignon has created much more than a restaurant. He has driven the expression of Haute Cuisine in London to extraordinary new heights while wrapping the experience of it in an accessible, lovely, light filled environment.
At the Greenhouse the dining experience is a visual and culinary joy, the staff is exceptional, the service is flawless, but at the pinnacle it is the supremely innovative cuisine that lingers in the mind long after the meal is done.
Joel Berliner is a travel writer based in Los Angeles @JoelBerliner
All photos by Alison Reynolds @BigAlPeoplesPal