Mount St. Restaurant
Once you look past the Picasso on the wall, the Matisse behind you, and the silver butt plug-shaped salt and pepper shakers, Mount St. Restaurant is a totally normal place to eat. The Marylebone restaurant is from the people who own Hauser & Wirth gallery, so it’s little surprise that the beautiful, multi-coloured, terrazzo floor is, quite literally, a work of art, and everything down to the vibrant red furniture is an aesthete’s dream. What’s more surprising is that this place isn’t all looks. The omelette Arnold Bennett is a decadent, gooey, and cheesy mix of smoked haddock and egg. It’s a classic, and so too is the beef tartare. Both are made impeccably. Admittedly, the £96 lobster pie for two is almost too rich, but it suits the champagne-popping surroundings, and things like HP hollandaise sauce show there’s still a kind of levity at play. Of course, any restaurant with servers who point to a small Lucien Freud oil painting of prawns when you ask for more details on a starter, isn’t exactly down to earth. But that’s because Mount St. Restaurant is meant to make you feel like you’re at the very top.
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