Perennially popular and consistently good, you can’t go wrong with a table booking at La Petite Maison. Whether you want to impress a business client, visiting family or a loved one, it will come up trumps.
As our current Best French restaurant, LPM wows every time. Inside, the décor is understated, all neutral shades of creams, whites and beiges. But the fine-dining white tablecloths and flecks of gold give it an elegance and class that shines through.
We visit on a weeknight, and it is, as expected, packed. The chatter rings out giving a buzzy, friendly atmosphere.
The food is simply outstanding. From the sweet, caramelised onions atop a wonderfully crisp pastry that forms the delightful pissaladière (onion tart), to exquisite lamb cutlets, perfectly pink inside their expertly charred exteriors, everything here will blow you away. Order a side of the intensely rich and creamy Dauphinoise potatoes and it will enhance your meal ten-fold.
For veg-lovers a pumpkin risotto is packed full of flavour, while our starter of crab and lobster salad is fresh and zesty with an ample helping of the meaty crustacean.
We love LPM, and if you’ve been, you’ll know exactly why. If you haven’t, what are you waiting for?
The bottom line
A multiple award-winner for a reason.
French culinary genius Yannick Alléno has his name over the door and the food here is worthy of a man who has three Michelin stars back in France. It’s a real destination restaurant, sitting impeccably in the One&Only The Palm. Décor and service are both superb. Food is delicately designed and plated but bursting with more flavours than it looks like is possible. It’s romantic and the food matches the ambience. The menu has no duds but hold back some space for a sweet ending – chosen from the “dessert library”.