Le Gavroche

Mayfair
French

This winning, fine-dining establishment from the Roux family has staked its claim on the world culinary map ever since it opened in 1967: In fact, the spot was the very first restaurant in the U.K. to receive a single Michelin star (in 1974), two Michelin stars (in 1977), and three Michelin stars (in 1982). (As of 1993, the restaurant holds two stars.) Currently led by Michel Roux Jr. and head chef Rachel Humphrey, the place offers a stunning dining experience, paired with artworks from Picasso and Chagall. Try the cheese soufflé; Scotch beef and foie gras; and something from the dessert menu. Lunch here is also a fantastic (less gouging) option. Couples should request a booth to the side.

Le Gavroche
43 Upper Brook St.London, England
44-20/7408-0881

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