There really is something about sauntering down to St James’s. One almost feels whisked back to a time gone-by.
Avenue Restaurant is part of the wonderful D&D family and sits nestled into South St James’s a few doors down from Berry Bros & Rudd.
The inviting tall glass windowed restaurant and bar has been a regular of the St James’s suits, for years.
We started the visit with a glass of bubbles, always a nice welcome and perused the British Isles focused menu, with a wonderful offering including pescatarian, vegetarian and vegan dishes.
Chef Rudi Warner, who is Michelin-trained, has worked with Pierre Koffman and Ollie Dabbous among others.
Our starters consisted of hand-dived Orkney scallops with wonderfully fresh young peas and a slow roast Oxtail. Both dishes were recommended to us and were utterly delicious.
When we visited there was Live Jazz duo which provided a delightful backdrop. Dinner and entertainment is most definitely a favoured option post-lockdown; and a speciality of the group!
Our main courses consisted of:
The lobster is so delectable, with the lemon sole mousse being something we didn’t know we needed in our lives!
Both dishes paired with a bottle of Viognier.
Overall we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and would recommend for fun weekday dinners, late lunches and weekend brunch.
Images courtesy Mayfair Curated