A few years earlier we visited LE GAVROCHE, headed-up by Michel Roux Jr (I have also had a photo taken with Michel but the camera was far from flattering and took a nasal shot so I spared you the ordeal).
Le Gavroche is set in the heart of Mayfair and offers some of the most exquisite French food I have ever tasted. The decor is classic French, green walls, white Linen and heavy red upholstered chairs. The menu regularly changes and so it hard to make recommendations, but they are well known for the cheese souffle which is always on the menu. My husband had this when we went, he is a big cheese lover, and has never had a better souffle since. I opted for a mackerel dish, which comprised of mackerel presented/cooked in a number of ways (I really do think that Fresh Mackerel is under appreciated).
The occasion was to celebrate my mother in laws birthday, with the best part of the evening being that she managed to order the most expensive dishes on the menu. Yes, they do have quite an old fashioned view and give only the men menus with prices. For the mains me and my husband both went for the rack of lamb, and my mother in law opted for the veal. Everything was superbly presented and the flavours well executed. We then shared the dessert platter followed by tea/coffee. The platter is always a good option when you feel like trying a bit of all the dessert on the menu. The staff were kind enough to package up the left over dessert for us to take home (by this point we were quite full).