As caviar becomes increasingly harder to find on a menu, critics have debated whether this luxury delicacy has fallen out of fashion. But ask any caviar connoisseur and they’ll tell you that true to its exclusive dining roots, eating good caviar just takes a little longer to source out. But once you do, it will be well worth the effort. Belini in hand, Marie Teather seeks out the best 5 places to enjoy caviar in London.
1 One-O-One Restaurant
Voted Best Fish Restaurant by Harden's Guide for five consecutive years as well as winning one of Harper’s Bazaar’s Coolest Restaurants awards, One-O-One’s Restaurant is a wonderful place to enjoy caviar, especially if you get one of the window seats – said to be one of the best window dining experiences in the world. Set in the Sheraton Park Tower Hotel, designers used the symmetry of a shucked oyster as their inspiration for the shapes and feel of the restaurant. Both the Caviar White Sturgeon and the Caviar White Sturgeon with smoked Norwegian Arctic Char with delight caviar fans.
101Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 7RN
As with any restaurant that is to provide to Mayfair’s exclusive diners, Scott’s seafood restaurant offers only the finest of caviar. Each of the caviar options ranging from Sevuga to Oscietra and Buluga are each served with bilinis and sour cream. Tables look on to the elegant oyster and Champagne bar with the full à la carte menu being served throughout the day from 12 noon. For those who can’t wait until dinner, an oyster and Champagne menu can be enjoyed from 3:30pm each day, while the seasonal dishes are sourced from the British Isles to create daily, weekly, and monthly specials.
20 Mount Street, London, W1K 2HE
020 7495 7309
3 Sobranie Bar and Restaurant
Situated on London’s Buckingham Palace Road, Sobranie Bar and Restaurant eludes Russian and eastern European style glamour and food. With a huge emphasis on using only the freshest seafood, meat and vegetables dishes are created with Eastern Europe influences and with solid nod to French refinement. Chose from red caviar or the smoked salmon and pair it with a Russuin Bilini.
8 Fountain Square, 123-151 Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1W 9SH
4 J Sheekey
In the heart of Covent Garden, J Sheekey is a fish and seafood restaurant offering the finest caviar, fish, oysters, shellfish, and other fruits de mer. Choose from the Sevruga, the Egg Benedict Royale or the simple Beluga each served with blinis and sour cream. Discreetly tucked away on St Martin’s Court, the eatery is a stone’s throw from many of the West End’s theatres making a great spot for pre- and post-theatre star spotting.
28-32 St Martin’s Court, London, WC2N 4Al
020 7240 2565
5 The Wolseley
Situated on what has been described as London’s most famous boulevards, Piccadilly, The Wolseley can be found inside an impressive Grade II Listed Building. A café-restaurant in the grand European tradition expect a monumental dining area—marble-topped tables, imposing black pillars, polished brass rails and huge chandeliers. Celebrities, fashion, media types, and retail workers can all be found eating from morning through evening. For caviar chose from the Sevruaga or the Beluga served with bilinis and sour cream.
160 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9EB
020 7499 6996