The Brompton Bar and Grill offers stylish dining in suitably upmarket surroundings
Located a stone’s throw from one of our favourite luxury department stores, Harrods, The Sloaney recently discovered a plush haunt that offers a sophisticated dining option and also regularly hosts live Jazz performances. Although the saxophonist was absent on our recent trip, we were very impressed with the atmosphere at the Brompton Bar and Grill. Located on the Old Brompton Road between Knightsbridge and South Kensington, this venue is ideal for those seeking to take a break from browsing the designer stores and also lends itself well to post-dusk dining.
The wine list and cocktail menus are both extensive and The Sloaney team was particularly impressed to see St Emilion 2005 Pomerol available by the glass. As one would expect, this option proved a very good choice. Among the cocktails on offer are classics, such as Old Fashion and Moscow Mule, as well many Martini variations. The Brompton Lychee Sour is also particularly appealing and mixes gin with angostura and lychee juice.
To begin the meal, The Sloaney sampled the feature dish of Dressed Dorset Crab. The ample portion was the perfect size for a starter, with the accompanying toast adding extra substance. We also sampled the Crispy Duck Roll; the chilli and ginger dressing adding extra zing. Both starters were delicate, yet full of flavour and acted as ideal appetisers.
There is a wide selection of main courses available; including roasted and grilled options, but the fish menu is a highlight of this restaurant. Perfectly grilled halibut was presented as the fish of the day and we also ordered the lemon sole fillets. Both dishes were equally as good and ideal for a fresh, healthy, yet delicious dinner. Side orders are available separately and include creamed spinach, mixed greens and steamed, creamed or chipped potatoes.
The presentation is certainly worth noting and the main courses arrived at the table looking pleasing to the eye and very enticing. This was also apparent with desert and the Summer Berry Salad arrived as a healthy, well-presented pudding. The selection of Ice Creams are very appealing to those with a sweet tooth, especially the Honeycomb, which was thick and creamy, meaning a single dollop was more than enough to satisfy a sugary craving.
Subtly attentive waiters ensure there is a relaxing atmosphere and this restaurant is easily accessible to locals; those visiting from abroad should also pop by for a stylish bite to eat. The clientele is classy and both the wine list and menu are also reflective of the upmarket surroundings.