After a long day of shopping, heading to Petrichor Restaurant at The Cavendish London was exactly what we needed : a relaxed atmosphere and great food.
The restaurant is located on the first floor of the hotel so from your table you can face Fortnum & Mason or Jermyn Street. I loved the feeling of being on the first floor and looking at those historical buildings while eating… extremely romantic too!
Petrichor is spacious and light with large windows, you cannot help but notice it is a really romantic place with its relaxing background music and the cosiness of the décor.
The restaurant was busy with many outside guests so do not feel that you have to be staying at the hotel for dinning there. There is a nice Pre-Theatre menu for the early bird dinners, 2 Courses for £15.50 or 3 courses for £19.50.
We were offered a lovely table by the windown over looking Jermyn Street and quickly had our drinks order taken. We decided to go for the Petit Chabils £8.00 per glass. The warm breads black olives, sundried tomatoes, parmesians and onions were a perfect little treat before our starters arrived…
We ordered a salad with braised duck leg, cucumber, spring onions lambs lettuce and a sweet plum dressing £6.50, really light and tasty! Who said salads are boring ? The second starter was a portion of mussels beautifully presented in a little casserole, sautéed in white wine with chilli oil and garlic. Instead of the same old fries, it was accompanied by a grilled sour-dough bread £8.00.
Petrichor is offering my long time favourite, Dorset scallops….Four pan fried king Dorset scallops with spiced sausage, avocado & tomato salad and spring onion dressing £20.00. The Head Chef, Nitin Padwal is definitely showing his culinary talent with this dish. The smell, colours and taste were just amazing and an invitation to delicately eat it all!
My guest ordered the slow cooked Devon Rose veal fillet, pink fir potatoes braised with onions and bacon in a red wine sauce £18.50. A posh Sunday Dinner…
The Restaurant Manager managed to convince us to indulge in some deserts and we were not disappointed, the British summer berry compote with a sparkling wine sorbet was just divine to look at and to eat. £7.00 The Profiteroles stuffed with hazelnut cream, chocolate sauce and crushed hazelnuts were sweet but not sickening.
Petrichor Restaurant @ The Cavendish London
81 Jermyn Street, St James’s, London, SW1Y6JF
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