We must admit we were a bit hesitant about meeting friends at the Sofitel St James for a drink as we remembered the faded Brasserie Roux with a very dark & small bar… What a surprised when we arrived ! The refurbishment totally transformed the bar to a warm, cosy yet trendy place with beautiful furniture pieces and seats. You will now find a fine London version of a Parisian Brasserie topped with its own Champagne Bar.
The restaurant part is still serving breakfast, lunch and dinner but added some fun with the Charcuterie Bar which offers Welsh & French charcuterie as well as French & British cheese. As expected the menu is mainly French with Normandy Onion Soup, Meurette poached duck egg with toasted baguette and Brioche with Lyonnaise pistachio sausage….
We will happily consider the St James Bar as our new little Boudoir… Ask Stefano the bartender to mix you one of his tailor made cocktails…
Sofitel St James
6 Waterloo Place, London, SW1Y 4AN
+44 (0)20 7747 2200
Pictures from Luxury Chic Travel and Sofitel St James.