Pont St restaurant is located in the heart of Belgravia and also at the heart of the Belgraves Hotel. The restaurant offers all day dining and serves a varied menu, which has been compiled by the executive chef Sophie Michell. Sophie has an impressive career, she was Claudia Schiffer’s private chef, has worked with many celebrity clients and is also a top author, currently on her seventh book, you can read more on Sophie here.
Danny and I visited Pont St to try out their menu last week for dinner. You will find the restaurant just to the right as you walk in the Belgraves Hotel. We were greeted by the hostess and I couldn’t help but notice the Damien Hirst art on the wall. We were seated in a corner booth near the window and started with a glass of wine each and some warm hot bread and butter, while we browsed the menu. As I said the menu is varied and starters include crispy squid, salmon tartare and game terrine.
We decided to go straight to a main and I couldn’t wait to try the Belgrave bespoke burger. Which came with truffle mayo, onion rings and it also chunky fries on the side. In my head I pictured giant onion rings but when it arrived I was more than surprised as they were small onion rings on top of the burger, the perfect way to fit them in there. The burger was oozing with cheese, the usual salad and also caramelised onions. I asked for mine cooked medium and it was cooked very well, just the way I like it. A great tasting burger.
Danny ordered the chicken paillard which was grilled with a honey and lemon dressing and broccoli, as well as a side of spinach with olive oil and garlic. The chicken was moist and cooked well and paired nicely with the sides.
Desserts is when it got a little bit exciting, one of Pont St signature desserts are their doughnut balls. I ordered these and it was definitely the best choice. The waitress asked me if I’d like all salted caramel or half in half, of only Nutella, of course I went half and half. Out came five doughnuts, two filled with salted caramel and three Nutella. These were complemented with a mini vanilla milkshake. Danny had the salted caramel tart with honeycomb ice cream, which was nice and cold and a great way to cool down after the pepper flavours from the chicken. They both were delicious!
We finished off our evening sampling the cocktail menu, a Margarita Deluxe and an Il Diplomatico. I love a margarita and the deluxe was topped off with champagne, which I have never tried before, it made it a little sweeter and with a bit of fizz, a good twist to the classic. We enjoyed these over some petit fours chosen by Sophie.
Pont St has lovely food and fantastic service. For more info or to book visit www.pontst.com.