Brasserie Chavot offers a French inspired menu created using the finest produce from the British Isles and France.
The Parisian inspired dining room has white tablecloths, red banquettes, a beautiful mosaic tiled floor and extravagant chandeliers.
Executive chef Eric Chavot is highly acclaimed and has worked with iconic chefs including Pierre Koffmann and Raymond Blanc. He opened this Michelin star Brasserie in 2013 and It’s conveniently located on Conduit Street, Mayfair, which is just off of Regent Street, perfect for a pre/post shopping spree slap up meal.
My husband and I were on a date night. We had already decided what we were eating before we had even got to the restaurant. Brasserie Chavot is famous for their soft shell crab. I love soft shell crab too so there was no doubt I was going for this. My husband and I always tend to order different dishes, I’m not sure why, I think we like to compete for food envy but my husband was already envious before we’d even ordered so he too went for this as a starter too.
So was it as anticipated? Omg yes! Deep fried Light crunchy batter on a succulent soft shelled crab served with gorgeous whipped aioli, the ultimate food porn, smartly served on a grease proof French newspaper, c’est magnifique!
For our main course we both chose the classic Brasserie dish of steak frites! Again my husband didn’t want to risk food envy, because If you’re ordering steak and chips from a Michelin star kitchen you know it’s gonna be très bien.
The Beef ribeye comes with either a choice of echalotes (shallots) or bearnaise sauce, but we went for both. The steak is also served with a side of watercress. Pommes frites were ordered separately and we also ordered an additional mixed leaf salad.
The steak was cooked to perfection, as expected gorgeously pink and tender. I spread the softened shallots on top of the beef and dipped each cut into the bearnaise. We were also offered ketchup and mayonnaise, which I’m ashamed to say I used for my chips. My husband is a condiment-a-holic he will literally have some sort of condiment with every meal eaten at home. So to have all these lined up on the table was a real pleasure for him.
The watercress side was coated in a Roquefort blue Cheese dressing, it was so delicious. The chips had been triple cooked so were soft inside but crisp and crunchy. Quite honestly this was the best steak, chips and salad I’ve ever had!
Although we were absolutely stuffed we still found room for a dessert.
Surprise surprise we actually ordered different desserts. I went for the Chocolate and pistachio pot de crème.
Hubby went for the Baba au rhum with creme Chantilly
The desserts were very generously sized. We were both very happy with our choices. My husband’s dessert looked huge, but he had no problem scoffing it in about 10 seconds, I barley got a taste. I savoured mine, and it was a delicious combination of smooth rich flavours and textures. As my husband and I are used to having small tasting menu courses we were pleasantly surprised by how big the dishes were, although we were almost in a food coma we definitely felt satisfied like we’d eaten a good meal.
We headed off and thanked the staff for their great service, they were very engaging and really passionate about the food and their chef, we did ask to meet him but to our chef stalking disappointment he was not in. So walked our happy bellies to the train station whilst reminiscing about the amazing food we just ate.