Gustav Brassaï (note the spelling) was a Hungarian photographer famous for his Parisian cityscapes. Curiously, this establishment chose his name but can’t use his correct spelling due to legal reasons. Technicalities aside, Brassaii knows how to refresh and nourish people.
The location is also good – you promenade through the pretty courtyard to reach the front door (packed in summer, so sharpen those elbows). The space has a factory feel to it, modern and airy. You hit the lounge and bar before the restaurant, so making an entrance means plenty of stiletto-strutting for the benefit of metrosexual men with manicured stubble.
It has a comprehensive wine list and an elegant and extensive menu that morphs into a late-night nibble selection, and the award-winning mixologist has dreamed up a tantalising cocktail list, like the spicy apple pie flavours of Autumn Shrub. Even better, the bottle service here includes tableside mixology.