Tucked inside a beautiful boutique hotel in Mayfair, situates William Drabble’s Michelin starred Seven Park Place. An intimate and elegant fine dining restaurant, this is certainly a place to visit for so many reasons. My sister, my mum and I had a Saturday evening reservation booked and we were really looking forward to trying the menu as it has been awarded a Michelin star and 4 AA Rosettes and now I can see why.
We were welcomed by the most loveliest of staff and sat in the bar enjoying a cocktail and nibbles before we were shortly shown to our table. We sat back, ate, drank, chatted and laughed throughout the evening in which felt like a very relaxed atmosphere.
With only 26 covers and nine tables spread throughout. The restaurant decor is elegant and uses rich colours throughout the spacious restaurant.
The dishes are compiled using British seasonal ingredients and presented with classic French influence and are full of the most wonderful of flavours. It’s a la carte menu is priced at £75 for three courses or£65 for two courses. We started off with some warm fresh bread, shortly followed by some delicious canapes in which it made me very excited for what was to come. The sommelier chose three different wines for us for each course we had, from a very extensive wine list with over hundreds varieties from different countries. He was so passionate and knowledgable on each wine he talked to us about and selected the perfect pairings.
For starter I chose William Drabble’s signature dish, the poached native lobster tail with cauliflower and truffle butter sauce. The lobster was tender and tasted delicious, full of flavour and presented beautifully.
My mum and sister went for carpaccio of hand dived scallops with sweet lemon, white asparagus and monks beard. They described them as having a sweet unique taste and rich in flavour. They loved them.
On to the mains. My main course consisted of poached fillet of turbot, asparagus and tortellini of morels. I didn’t want this to end it, the ingredients went really well together and the flesh of the turbot was white and firm and full of succulent flavour.
My guests enjoyed their main of valley lamb and sweetbreads, smoked garlic royale, artichokes, broad beans and tomatoes. It was paired with the most fantastic wine.
The cheese board of dreams, it displayed a selection of 15 British cheeses from the nearby Paxton & Whitefield on Jermyn Street. We enjoyed a few different cheeses with grapes, crackers, nuts and some fig chutney.
On to my favourite part of a meal, the dessert. I opted for the apple and cinnamon soaked savarin, cider jelly, cinanamon poached apple and green apple sorbet. The flavours were sweet and tangy, like nothing I tasted before with lots of different textures.
My sister enjoyed pineapple roasted with vanilla, coconut sorbet and vanilla and rum caramel. This lasted minutes, she loved the crunchiness of the rum caramel thins, the coconut sorbet was refreshing and full of flavour. By this point we were all feeling very satisfied and comfortably full. The waiter shortly came towards us with a gold three tier dish containing coconut marshmallows, chocolate macaroon, jellies and some fudge. They all tasted incredible.
The whole dining experience was wonderful. We found Executive chef William Drabble food full of flavour and the dishes were comforting. The staff were really friendly and attentive, very knowledgable about the menu and the wine. Would I go back? Yes I would, for a special occasion or an evening dinner. It’s a hidden gem just a short walk from Green Park tube station.