André Balazs’ latest offering attracts a distinctly well-heeled crowd. Housed in an old Grade II-listed fire station, Chiltern Firehouse’s industrial American feel is echoed in its terrific menu. Low-hanging filament lamps look down on the cavernous room, pulling together muted tones and marble-topped tables. The vast open kitchen is run by gourmet hero Nuno Mendes who aims to please with every course and crudité.

Unique, experimental arrangements are Nuno’s forte. A smoky chipotle pulp enlivens celestial steak tatare, crab-stuffed doughnuts push flavour boundaries and don’t get us started on the apple panna cotta. Each aspect of this hot new haunt has been so perfectly executed it’s no wonder A-list come flocking. Round off your evening with a tour of the adjoining hotel. Expected to open before July, it’s set be superb. 

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Top table: For a ringside seat, the tall chairs overlooking the kitchen; for a spot of romance, you can’t go wrong with the booths.

Dress code: The place is teeming with city slickers all jostling for a table. Dress to impress for more chance of jumping the queue.

 

1 Chiltern Street
020 7073 7676

www.chilternfirehouse.com

Chiltern Firehouse London Review, Discover and Escape 2014 celebrities, Cara Delevingne, Harry Styles, Rihanna, Sienna Miller, Kanye West, Lindsay Lohan, Bradley Cooper, Suki Waterhouse

Each aspect of this hot new haunt has been so perfectly executed it’s no wonder A-list come flocking.

Chiltern Firehouse London Review, Discover and Escape 2014 celebrities, Cara Delevingne, Harry Styles, Rihanna, Sienna Miller, Kanye West, Lindsay Lohan, Bradley Cooper, Suki Waterhouse