London has no shortage of excellent restaurants and the city hosts some fine examples of gastronomy taken to the next level. La Dame de Pic at the opulent Four Seasons hotel at Ten Trinity square is a venue set to impress the most discerning of diners. Anne-Sophie Pic is one of the World’s most decorated female Michelin star chefs and this truly beautiful restaurant is befitting of her culinary excellence.
Upon arrival at the Four Seasons hotel, we were instantly impressed by the tasteful grandiosity of the building. Deep carpets felt pleasing under foot and the tall walls featured an artistically crafted fresco set into the plaster. We passed garlands of fresh flowers to enter the central bar, featuring a grand piano at the middle of its lavish rounded room. This building was formerly the Port of London Authority headquarters and retains much of its original décor. La Dame de Pic features high ceilings and columns set with bevelled mirrors, bathing the restaurant with natural light. Guests are given plenty of space and seated on rich leather furniture. We got a glimpse of the intimate private room, which reflects the charm of the building and can accommodate 14 guests for a truly special dining experience. The venue is impressive without being stuffy and the warm, attentive staff are very relaxed and welcoming.
Anne-Sophie Pic has a reputation for producing exceptional dishes and we couldn’t wait to sample her creations. The restaurant features several menu options, ranging from a set lunch menu starting at a very reasonable £32 for two Michelin Starred courses, to an indulgent six course tasting menu, for those wanting a truly heavenly experience. We picked a four-course lunch option which featured a tour de force of cooking. The fresh cheese gnocchi paired with a velvety-smooth pepper emulsion and wild mushrooms was an amazing opener. The foie gras terrine was the richest we’ve tasted, melting on the palette with a pineapple and cardamom chutney. A Scottish scallop with smoked beetroot and grapefruit was cooked to other-worldly standards, converting a former beetroot avoider to rave about this course. A duck breast smoked with vanilla was the most perfectly cooked example we’ve tasted, with the fat beautifully rendered and the meat pleasingly pink and juicy. A delicate fillet of Cornish Brill was perfectly complimented by roasted cauliflower and a smooth coriander beurre blanc. Words cannot describe the deliciousness of the Chestnut Baba dessert, you simply must taste it for yourself.
La Dame de Pic is a luxurious restaurant we’d wholeheartedly recommend to our clients. This is a must for impressive lunches, elite corporate dining and private events where only the best will do. Flavour Venue Search is proud to work with many prestigious London restaurants and will gladly help you book your next event. Get in touch to learn more.