Jean-Georges at The Connaught — London, UK
Some 15 years since Jean-Georges Vongerichten shuttered his legendary Vong restaurant at London’s Berkeley Hotel, the French chef has returned to the Maybourne Group, this time setting up shop in The Connaught.
In contrast to Héléne Darroze’s two-Michelin star fine dining restaurant on the other side of the property, Jean-Georges at The Connaught offers a more relaxed neighbourhood vibe with gourmet crowd-pleasers such as eggs on toast – albeit topped with caviar – and fish and chips on the menu.
Architect John Heah has transformed the Mount Street-facing room into a light-filled conservatory lined with stained-glass windows by Paris-based artist Jean-Michel Othoniel; low-slung curvy furnishings by B&B Italia and disk-shaped chandeliers, by French company Secante, that quietly change colour throughout the day. Food is fresh, seasonal and Asian-flecked, accompanied by an elevated pizza selection, like the black truffle offering, that will soon be available to take away.