Hg2 : The Hedonist


Not much is left to remind you that this was once The Archway Tavern save the stained-glass window of a Robin Hood-type. Tucked behind Lancaster Gate it reopened as this rather plush brasserie last year; red leather banquettes and Art Nouveau-style mirrors combining nicely with the original high ceilings, dark carved wooden-panelling and iron staircase. Although some sad sods no doubt lament the passing of what was previously a bog standard boozer, the locals should be pleased with Angelus’ arrival in an area that’s not exactly generously blessed with decent restaurants. Thierry Thomasin, previously head sommelier at Le Gavroche and latterly of Aubergine, runs the rather polished show here with chef Olivier Duret turning out brasserie deluxe dishes such as his now trademark foie gras brûlée. The wine list, as you’d expect considering Thomasin’s CV, does not disappoint.

4 Bathurst Street,
Lancaster Gate,
W2 2SD
+44 20 7402 0083
Opening Times
10am-11pm (Sundays closes 10pm)
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