A glass of Champagne is the ideal way to start any evening, and if you want to get serious about your fizz, we’ve whittled down the hottest restaurants in London who know a thing or two about pairing food with the finest French vintages. From contemporary Asian platters at Hakkasan to old school French dining at Le Gavroche, if you’re partial to a glass or two of Perrier-Jouët, these the places to indulge.
For a slice of New York elegance, head to 34 Mayfair to tuck into succulent slices of grilled steak and sumptuous seafood platters. Now is the best time to head there for a glass of Champers too, as diners will be treated to a limited edition Rupert Sanderson Champagne slipper, when they order a bottle of Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque Rosé. Wash down with either the Pear William Tarte Tatin & Vanilla Ice Cream or the Salted Caramel Torte.
34 Mayfair, Grosvenor Square
Bob Bob Ricard
With ‘Press for Champagne’ buttons on every table, Bob Bob Ricard guarantees a night of unadulterated, outlandish fun. Go traditional and sup Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut with creamy caviar, or mix it up with a bubbling and deliciously indulgent lobster mac and cheese.
1 Upper James Street, Soho
A charming boutique hotel with an award-winning menu to boot, this trendy Georgian townhouse boasts spectacular riverside views. The Bingham’s modern take on classic British cuisine will impress even the most discerning of diners. Be sure to start with a Kir Royal or Bellini cocktail before tucking into the most elegant of English suppers. Hearty classics on the menu include game terrine with spiced butternut squash and chutney; monkfish with crispy Parma ham, curried parsnip and caper and raisin dressing; and halibut with tempura oyster, clams and sea vegetables.
61 Petersham Road, Richmond
Galvin At Windows
With mesmerising views stretching right across London, Galvin at Windows is one of the hottest dining spots in the city. Tuck into tartare of Cornish mackerel with smoked pâté, Kalamata olive and cucumber, followed by potato gnocchi with wild mushrooms, cauliflower and hazelnut, washed down with a crisp glass of Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque 2007.
22 Park Lane, Mayfair
From dainty portions of dim sum to spicy Asian stir-fries, Hakkasan’s inventive Cantonese cooking sets the benchmark when it comes to high-end Chinese dining. Order a glass of Perrier-Jouët Blason Brut Rosé – fruity and elegant with hints of redcurrant, jasmine tea and orange peel – to accompany the Alaskan Royal King crab in black bean sauce or the Jasmine tea smoked chicken.
Various London locations
Old school French dining in all its glory, Michel Roux’s two-Michelin star Mayfair hotspot is the go-to restaurant for indulgent haute cuisine. Rooted in classical French cooking, expect many a decadent dish to appear on this mouthwatering menu. Some of our favourites to pair with a glass of Champagne include Coquilles St. Jacques Grillées et Minestrone de Palourdes - grilled scallops with a clam minestrone; Saumon Mariné au Citron Aigre-Doux Gelée à la Vodka – marinated var salmon with lemon and vodka jelly; and Soufflé Suissesse – cheese souffle cooked with double cream.
43 Upper Brook Street, Mayfair
Le Petit Sud
Nestled in the heart of Kensington, this quaint bistro bar is an oasis of calm away from the hustle and bustle. Full of French ambience, this provincial wine and tapas bar offers a selection of hearty, home-cooked dishes, full of fabulous French classics that change depending on the season. The antipasti and charcuterie sharing platters, however, feature all year, and come highly recommended with a chilled bottle of Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque 2007.
1 Palace Gate, London
Peppered with gorgeous, glamorous diners, Novikov’s swanky Mayfair hangout promises an evening of raucous fun, with an Asian-inspired menu that will leave your taste buds tingling. Pair a glass of fizz with the baby squid, Novikov duck salad and black truffle scallop.
50A Berkeley Street, Mayfair
Smith & Wollensky
New Yorkers love a glass or two of Champagne, so pop the Perrier-Jouët in Smith & Wollenksy’s Manhattan-inspired steak joint. Start with a glass of Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut and a few Carlingford Oysters, before tucking into a Whole North Atlantic Lobster, or the Charlie Smit shellfish platter.
1 – 11 John Adam Street