My lovely wife and I used to go here a fair bit in our courting days but with one thing and other we are a little less extravagant than we used to be when eating out. However last Thursday we fancied a treat so decided to pop back to Bellamy's for a glimpse of our past. We booked on the day for an early meal at 7PM and we were in fact the first dinners there. We were shown to a nice big round table at the centre of the restaurant so we could admire all the coming and goings as the restaurant filled up.
The menu in Bellamy's is classic high end French which when done well like here is a knock out. My wife went for a nice prawn starter followed by her favourite dover sole. I decided to try the specials with a lovely warming soupe paysanne followed by herb crusted cod on a bed of beans. It was all delicious. Light but beautifully cooked, each moutful a pleasure. I washed this down with a glass of house red with my starter and a great dry white with the fish.
The highlight of the meal however was the lovely strudel my wife went for and my superb blackberry tart. Some real effort went into making two fairly standard deserts something very special. After this we relaxed with coffee watching our fellow dinners as the quaffed champagne, drank great claret , ate superb food and generally had fun. As this is Mayfair you get a very well heeled crowd but all very pleasant. The service was extremely good, efficient without being overbearing and we never felt rushed. The place was full when we left. This is a really nice restaurant for a special treat. I am already saving up for a return visit.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Food 9 | Service 9 | Atmosphere 9 | Value for money 8
Bellamy's is lovely, one of those special restaurants that makes all customers feel like a valued regular. The cooking is classic french but executed with style. They have a specials wine list where you can try some great wine at reasonable prices. Best of all they give you a big bowl of minstrels with your coffee.
This is another restaurant where I turned up in a very garish Hawaiian shirt, trainers and jeans and they didn't bat an eye lid and looked after us liked valued guests. It is expensive but well worth the occasional treat.