Located in Mayfair, among some of London’s most exclusive shops, hotels and restaurants, Bellamy’s Bruton Place brings classic French cuisine to the high-end area. Established in 2004, Bellamy’s management team comes from the well-loved Annabel’s, including Patron Gavin Rankin. The décor exudes a traditional brasserie aesthetic, with paintings of the French countryside and colorful dancers dotting the walls. A wine bar anchors the large dining room, filled with white tablecloth–covered tables.
In developing the menu, Pacoud has sought to offer a classic French Brasserie selection, made with some of the most highest quality ingredients available. Entrees such as terrine of foie gras, lapin en gelée, and salad of lamb sweetbreads are masterpieces of texture and taste. A well-curated selection of seafood includes rock and native oysters, sea scallops au lardons, king fish a la catalane and grilled tuna with sauce vierge. Entrees like crab soup and smoked eel mousse put an unconventional twist on some of the classics. For diners looking for something truly special, Bellamy’s also offers three selections of caviar.
The adjacent Oyster Bar offers French Belon and Fines de Claire Oysters as well. Also Maine and Scottish lobsters, Dorset Crab, Caviar and Bellamy’s famous ‘open’ sandwiches. For something a bit more hearty, the menu includes steak tartare (with pommes pont neuf), roast cannon of lamb and sliced entrecôte of beef.
Desserts such as the Tunisian orange-and-almond cake and Iles Flottantes are an ideal way to finish the meal. Bellamy’s also has an extensive French wine list. It is particularly strong in its selections from Bordeaux, Burgundy and the Rhone, and surprisingly affordable. The restaurant offers five different champagnes including Billecart Salmon Rose and Dom Perignon 2002. Visitors who would like to take a taste of Bellamy’s home with them can stop by the shop, where cheeses, meats and bottles of wine are available for purchase. Run by Richard Cooper, recently of Fortnum & Mason and Paxton & Whitfield, it offers whole dishes such as Fish or Cream of Leek and Potato Soup can be bought by the jar to be taken home, heated and served.
Bellamy’s Bruton Place
18-18a Bruton Place
London, W1J 6LY
T: 0207 491 2727