World-renowned chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten has opened his eponymous restaurant, Jean-Georges at The Connaught, this summer. Overlooking fashionable Mount Street in the heart of Mayfair, the restaurant will offer all-hours, informal gourmet dining in a relaxed, contemporary neighbourhood setting. The eclectic, imaginative menus are inspired both by Jean-Georges’ experiences of the Far East and his signature use of South-east Asian flavours, whilst also featuring his distinctive take on British and Connaught classics, from fish and chips to traditional afternoon tea, influenced by his earlier working life and love of London. Sourcing the best of British ingredients, the menus will also reflect the simple farm-to-table, fresh-from-the-market approach long pioneered by Jean-Georges, and found at his restaurant at The Mark and ABC Kitchen in New York. Illustrating the way The Connaught balances its distinguished heritage with a passion for the new, the restaurant has been redesigned by contemporary interior architect John Heah. Wall-to-ceiling windows, accented with stained glass, create a light, vibrant mood that reflects the appealing colours served on the plates. Afternoon Tea at The Connaught To be served daily in Jean-Georges at The Connaught, afternoon tea is an elegant occasion that begins with a savoury bite which melts in the mouth, accompanied by a glass of champagne if you wish. Traditional finger sandwiches are served with classic fillings and a witty Jean-Georges twist, like smoked salmon with chipotle chillies. These are followed by fresh scones with clotted cream, home-made jam and lemon curd. Finally, exquisitely-crafted pastries and a fun chocolate fondue fit harmoniously into this most English of celebrations. There's a choice of teas too, to suit everyone’s taste.
The Connaught Carlos Place, Mayfair
Monday to Sunday: 07:00 - 11:00, 12:00 - 14:00, 14:30 - 16:45 & 18:30 - 22:15.