William Drabble moved from Aubergine to head up this self-styled 'intimate' restaurant at the St James's Hotel and Club. The menu may be 'modern-French' but the provenance of the food is all British. The dining room has just had a major refurb from Russell Sage Studios, giving it a new bar area and extended dining room.
St. James's Hotel and Club, 7-8 Park Place, St. James's, SW1A 1LS London
"Drabble, 41, has spent more than half his life learning and executing his craft, and this accumulated skill was most obvious in one of the main-course dishes, a fillet of turbot with apple, mussels and chives. Its flavours were gentle and cohesive; it looked as pretty as any picture; and it seemed to sing of the sea." READ REVIEW
Michelle Court View London
Reviewed on March 24, 2010
"Seven Park Place’s decor may be a bit too much but, if you're looking to treat yourself, the food is just right." READ REVIEW
"Drabble can cook, much as Jenson Button can drive. He's top of the tree, championship level. Sadly, once again, the quality of his cooking is obscured by things which have nothing to do with it." READ REVIEW