12 March, 2014Food, London, Restaurants, Uncategorized on by : Reema Tags: balthazar, brasserie, Covent Garden, cuisine, food, french, London, nyc, paris, restaurants
Any global foodie will tell you how exciting it is when popular restaurants from around the world cross over to your city. Balthazar was an old favourite during my NYC days. The French brasserie opened in London almost a year ago and has been on my list of ‘restaurants to visit’ ever since. Finally made it to Balthazar for dinner last Friday with some friends visiting from Hong Kong.
Located in Covent Garden, Balthazar London is an exact replica of the restaurant in New York City. The famous owner, Keith McNally, spent a reported £14 million on recreating the original space – from the huge pillars and mirrors to the sepia lighting that warms the entire dining room making everything (and, everyone!) look beautiful.