Iconic black and white photographs by David Bailey line the walls, an old-school bar stocks every liquor under the sun and a pianist plays as you savour every mouthful of your beautifully-presented dish.
Le Caprice is a little bit special.
Suspended above a stunning flower arrangement, the numbers ’34’ sat quietly celebrating the restaurant’s recent birthday.
A cocktail show of our own: the barman made us his signature Lychee Martini.
Oh and the bathrooms were an Instagrammer’s dream …
Possibly the best fries I’ve ever tasted. I may or may not have devoured them all when Lois and Clare weren’t looking …
Just off Piccadilly and comfortably nestled behind The Ritz, Le Caprice sits quietly unassuming, providing a culinary haven away from the hustle and bustle of the busy London streets.
I had the pleasure of enjoying a late lunch here just a few weeks ago, with a few of the Fashion Sept girls – Lois and Clare. From the moment we walked in the door to the moment we stepped out again, our every need was catered to on a whim. We received a warm reception from the staff, who asked to take our coats and bags and then proceeded to seat us at a lovely table that had a full view of the restaurant, including the superbly talented pianist and the beautiful bar display (with far too many bottles to count).
Upon being given the menu, I have to admit I was a little nervous. There wasn’t a dish that immediately stood out to me as being suitable – being both vegan and coeliac can be problematic at times. However, our waiter couldn’t have been more accommodating. For a starter, I really wanted the pickled beetroot salad with quinoa chips which on the menu, is accompanied by goat’s cheese. Instead, I was brought a larger portion of the dish with extra beetroot and a delicious fruity glaze. It was so flavoursome and hand on heart – the best starter I’ve ever had. For mains, the chef put together a completely unique dish for me. I enjoyed a hearty plate of wilted spinach, pan-fried asparagus, mushrooms, leeks and courgette in a stunning garlic sauce topped with capers. And obviously – the two bowls of fries pictured above (much to Lois’ dismay). I was so impressed and so grateful for their careful consideration, as I know I’m not their typical customer. Both Clare and Lois enjoyed the classic Le Caprice burger, which I’m told was absolutely delicious.
The menu boasts an impressive selection of meats and fish, as well as an abundance of cheese-based dishes. With classic British, European and American favourites, you’re bound to find something that makes you salivate. And if you don’t – from personal experience I know that the staff would be happy to modify dishes to suit your tastes and requirements.
I insist you visit – if only for the Lychee Martini and the very Instagram-able bathrooms.
Love, Beth xo.
Disclaimer: all items marked with an asterisk have been gifted to me for promotional purposes.