Sunday, 17 January 2010

Brompton Bar and Grill

243 Brompton Road
London Sw3 2EP

020 7589 8005

Brompton Bar and Grill is the successor to the old Brasserie St Quentin just opposite the Brompton Oratory and Holy Trinity Brompton and handy for a post lunch visit to the V&A; only we weren't up to it. We had eaten too much.

Sunday lunch at Brompton Bar and Grill as guests. I had jerusalem artichokes, girolles and poached egg £8 and their signature dish, brompton fish stew £14. We drank Merlot Mas de La Tour 2008 Languedoc £14.50. The decor was a modern take on simple french brasserie: black leather banquettes, wooden floors, framed cartoons on the walls. Ribbed aluminium lights low over the tables. White table cloths. A long bar in a rectangular space.

The artichoke starter was fresh and full of flavour with egg cooked just right: runny yoke mixing with the little mushrooms and firm artichokes . The fish stew was memorable and enormous, quite enough on its own. The fish stock was excellent flavoured with herbs, chilli, and full of fresh fish: salmon, white fish, mussels,clams. There was a rouille on top of a slice of toast to sink and blend with the fish and stock. This fish stew was on another planet from the one experienced at Cote Kensington.

A wine list starting at £10. A memorable main course for £14. And in Knightsbridge. Bravo!

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