After a few years’ absence, Eric Chavot’s return to London was hotly anticipated. A protegé of Pierre Koffman, diners wanted to know if he still had the magic that won him two stars while at The Capital Hotel.
The reviews so far have been a bit of a mixed bag. Fay Maschler in the Evening Standard damned with faint praise, while in today’s Metro, Emma Sturgess positively dissed it. Guy Dimond did like it though, which is just as well as I shot these photos for Time Out.
All I can say is that of the dishes I’ve tried, they’ve all been wonderful, and Eric is a very warm and friendly guy.
Arriving for the shoot, I spotted Matthew Fort and Tom Parker-Bowles stumbling happily through the dining room on their way out. At least two contented customers then…