Bonhams, one of the world’s oldest and largest auctioneers of fine art harbours a secret that its daytime bidders have been privy to for months… a sophisticated restaurant headed by Tom Kemble that was recently awarded its first Michelin star. The good news is that the restaurant has started opening for dinner from Wednesday to Friday. MD booked us a table and we left very satisfied.

The space is light and airy, with fine art (naturally) decorating the walls. The varied selection of the wine list was one of the things that attracted MD to this particular restaurant and he immediately orders a very special ripe Cinsault.

Light snacks of fois gras sandwiches and seaweed crackers topped with crab and grapefruit were delicate and well balanced.IMG_4854

The first course was Cornish turbot with morels in a beef jus. The meaty flavour of the beef jus worked surprisingly well with the moist flaky turbot and earthy morels.

IMG_4858The main meat course was clearly so good that I forgot to take a picture! Hopefully the bit of mystery encourages you to go and visit for yourself…Although a bit of googling will tell you that it was pigeon and rather tasty too!

Mango sorbet with coconut foam, passion fruit and basil was vibrant and refreshing. Followed by a very pretty but rather sweet and tart raspberry Feuillete.IMG_4861IMG_4865