1 Kinnerton Street, Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 8EA - View on a map
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Petrus Restaurant In London
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Overall 10.0
Food 10.0
Service 10.0
Atmosphere 10.0
Value 10.0
Based on 1 reviews

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Zoe Williams - 6.5/10

Monday, June 28, 2010 - My beloved started with the pan-fried mackerel fillet with tomato chutney and nicoise salad. The fillet was fine - it had a crispy skin, but the filleting was incomplete and some remnants of gristly spine dented the romance a little. I had the pressed foie gras with confit and smoked duck, about which I would say it is in the nature of foie gras to be delicious...So far, if you were served food like this by a friend, in a regular house, you'd be a bit sheepish that they'd made such an effort, but you wouldn't be dazzled.


Marina O'Loughlin - 2/5

Wednesday, June 16, 2010 - The food is entirely fine. There's a now-cliched scallop and cauliflower combo with butter and lemon sauce poured from a teeny jug. Ramsay just loves his teeny jugs. Duck foie gras is served with layers of confit duck and a 'carpaccio' of pear that's somehow been reduced to a too-sweet mush. Meat dishes are assured but unmemorable...Ramsay's restaurants look like they've been created by a man who understands the criteria for Michelin upper-level billing but is trying to tick them off without real feel or flair.

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Exceptional food, both in terms of presentation and flavour. Outstanding service. An excellent setting for a memorable evening - we were not celebrating a particular 'special occasion' at the time, but the restaurant certainly made it feel as if we were!
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Sarah - View all reviews by this user
Overall rating 10 stars
Food 10 | Service 10 | Atmosphere 10 | Value for money 10
Monday, January 21, 2013

The food here is very accomplished, but it isn't spectacular and it isn't exciting - although the chocolate sphere dessert made us smile. It all felt very Gordon Ramsay: hard sell on the wine, overly formal service for our taste, throw lots of truffle and foie gras at the dishes to justify the high prices and then throw extra sweet amuse bouches at the customers after their meal to make them feel like it was good value for money (which we didn't, at least for dinner). Lots of Russian money in evidence the night we went. At the end of the evening we were invited down to see the kitchen which was fun and a nice touch. But all in all I just think the London restaurant scene has moved on and this place feels a little bit passé.
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Helen M
Overall rating 6 stars
Food 8 | Service 7 | Atmosphere 7 | Value for money 3
Wednesday, April 11, 2012

what the bloggers say

London Eater

London Eater

Monday, April 12, 2010 - Roasted langoustine tails with watercress soup and confit potato - The langoustines were fresh, juicy and had a muscular bite to it - incredibly sweet, and which balanced well against the lively soup. I liked this...Roasted beef fillet with braised shin, baked celeriac and Barolo sauce. As it was fillet, what it lacked in natural flavour was made up for with the accompanying components. Firstly, a densely braised shin of beef, delicately soft with a syrupy caramelised sauce, and on the side a well whipped, if slightly blase choice of celeraic puree. The red wine sauce seemed a little too runny, it looked as if olive oil was left in the mix as well for effect. Well cooked but it was a little boring.

The English Can Eat

The English Can Eat

Monday, April 12, 2010 - This is the first time I've eaten a properly Michelin star type meal. Another reviewer was bored by it but I wasn't. It may be old hat, perfectly cooked modern Franco-British food, gorgeous amuse-bouches, accomplished and smooth service, neither too obsequious, nor too cocky...My main course was the trout, crispy skin skyward, with wild mushrooms and sweet corn nestling underneath. This was accompanied by small silver dishes of broccoli with lemon zest and potato slices with rosemary sprigs. Everything was good.

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