Former two-Michelin-starred chef Eric Chavot has confirmed details of his forthcoming restaurant, which will open in Mayfair on 11 March.
The former Capital head chef, who has returned to London after a three-year hiatus, will open Brasserie Chavot in the Gallery next to the Westbury hotel in Mayfair, which was previously occupied by the Connolly shop on Conduit Street.
The dining room will feature banquettes seating as well as a bar at the back of the room where seafood and charcuterie will be served.
Chavot is yet to release full menus but some of the dishes will include white bean velouté, foie gras boudin blanc; grilled sardine escabèche; venison carpaccio, pickled red cabbage; daube de boeuf, garniture grand-mère; sea bream with tapenade dressing and fennel; and gâteau Basque. The projected average spend of around £35 at lunch and £55 at dinner, with a focus on quality, not on netting Michelin stars.
The brasserie and the hotel are joined behind the scenes, but Chavot has been charged with running the 70- to 85-cover brasserie as an independent restaurant with his own team (20 in the kitchen plus three breakfast chefs) and budget.
Chavot, who left the Capital in 2009 after ten years at its helm, has returned to London following a two-year stint with the Weston family at the Windsor Club in Florida. Prior to the Capital, he was at Chavot in Fulham and Interlude de Chavot on Charlotte Street.