Angelus states that it is `far more than a stunning interior and mouth-watering brasserie de luxe, Angelus is one of London’s last secret spots`.
After our visit, we would happily agree and this London Luxury brasserie is one secret that is too good to keep to ourselves.
It`s a very nice, cosy restaurant with a real French feel about it. It is very tastefully decorated, with French influence and detail. We were offered water and given the menus. The seating around the walls are banquette seats which is always comfortable.
The sommelier said he would bring the wine. He brought a Sauvignon Blanc which was very good, so we stuck with that all evening. He filled our glasses as soon as they emptied (quite a few times!!!)
The waiter offered a very nice selection of breads, with butter. He kept offering this bread basket all the way through the meal until we declined – having had two pieces each!
My partner chose the Ballotine of pheasant, foie gras mousse, spiced prune puree and pistachio and I chose the Marinated Loch Duart salmon, herb créme fraiche and caviar. I advised that I couldn`t eat any dairy and the manager said he would check with the head chef.
For main courses, we ordered Roasted Stone Bass, smoked garlic and lemon mash, confit chicken wings, red wine jus and Millefeuille of wild mushrooms and artichokes, Puy lentils with balsamic vinegar.
Again the manager said he would check with the chef and get back to me on my choices. He did that and advised that the chef would leave the créme fraiche off my starter and that the mushrooms for my main course would not be cooked in cream. Very understanding and much appreciated by me!
My starter was delicious – the salmon was marinated beautifully and was very tasty. The pheasant dish also looked very good. `Pink` pheasant stuffed with pistachios. All the dishes had excellent presentation.
My main course was superb – just right up my street. Vegetarian at its best. The layers of Millefeuille were perfectly light with tasty mushrooms, artichoke on a bed of Puy lentils.
When we arrived, there were two other people in the lounge area. By 8pm the restaurant was almost full – it seats around 32 (with the option to eat in the lounge area also, which is quite dimly lit, but very intimate). We left the restaurant at 9.30 by which time the restaurant was full and buzzing with atmosphere. There was a good mix of people – tables of two, three and a party of ten.
On departure I spoke to the `manager/owner`, He was very polite and professional – as were all the staff.
So all in all a very impressive London luxury brasserie, well placed close to Lancaster Gate tube station, situated in a nice neighbourhood street. We will be returning.
The interior is very relaxed and comfortable and it was very tastefully decorated for Christmas. The staff are all very attentive and the food is good – a great evening!
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