When I visited: A few times from 2011-2012
Location: London, Mayfair
Team: Andy McFadden (Head Chef), David Moore (founding Director)
Rating in the Michelin Guide: 1 star (used to have 2 stars)
What to wear: Men – jeans or nice trousers and a shirt; women – jeans and a smart top or a smart dress
Ambience: Fun, posh European atmosphere
Course of the meal: Pan-Fried Fillet of of Lock Duart Salmon with Violet Artichokes, Cornish Squid, Baby Basil and Piquillo Peppers
If I could change one thing: More consistent service
When I first visited Pied a Terre (the sister restaurant of L’Autre Pied) I really enjoyed it and at the time it had 2 Michelin stars, which I felt that it thoroughly deserved in terms of the quality of food. Since then, unfortunately it has had a bit of a fall “de terre” and lost one of those stars.
I don’t wholly disagree with this decision of the all-knowing Michelin committee as on my last visit there I ordered a cocktail which they struggled to make (in fact we saw someone coming back to the restaurant with the orange juice from a supermarket!) but I do remember that the food and drink was very impressive apart from that, so I would still recommend a visit. Hopefully Pied a Terre will take the chance to improve and regain its former status in the future.