The team behind award-winning South Kensington restaurant l’etranger, has opened Meursault at l’etranger, a bar and 40-cover dining room.
The brainchild of Director Ibi Issolah (the original General Manager of the legendary Atlantic Bar & Grill), Chef Jerome Tauvron (Pierre Gagnaire and Alain Ducasse-trained) and Dorian Pryce (previously Bar Manager of the Atlantic Bar & Grill), Meursault is a younger and more spirited companion to its critically acclaimed sister restaurant.
Open daily from 5pm until late, Meursault offers a relaxed yet refined environment for any occasion. Sharing platters, luxurious cocktails, fine wine and Champagne set the tone in the lounge bar where you can enjoy aperitifs, post dinner desserts, a late night tipple or complete gourmet experience, echoing the cuisine of l’etranger.
Inspired by his French heritage and his love of Japanese cuisine, Jerome has created a versatile menu with wide appeal, executed by head chef Sang Keun, which includes a selection of lavish platters, sashimi, tartars and tempura to share. A la carte options include a selection of mini burgers: Wagyu beef, venison, Dorset crab and lobster, and other innovative dishes such as scallops and parmesan curd with truffle foam, sea bass tsukury with shiso salsa and crispy kelp, and abalone and foie gras toban yaki.
Unique to Meursault, the menu also features a vast amount of dessert including 10 macaroons (violet, salted caramel, Coca-Cola, …), 10 ice creams (apple pie, cassis, liquorice) and 10 sorbets (rhubarb, Granny Smith apple, Nashi pear and mulled wine, …).
Our cocktails feature prominently on the drinks list, alongside an international 1,600-bin wine list with eight available by the glass, including a different Meursault each week. Additionally, there will be a selection of sake available. The list also features a number of Prestige Champagne, Ruinart Blancs de Blancs and Dom Perignon available by the glass.
Meursault, the main character in L’etranger, the novel written by French existentialist and Nobel Prize winner Albert Camus, was the inspiration behind the decadent and elegant interior. With an emphasis on comfort and quality, the interior designed by Andy Martin, will feature natural stone, glass, leather, and marble detail, and a striking, intricately designed ceiling by award-winning illustrator Noumeda Carbone. Inspired by the Belle Époque, it incorporates 18,000 LED lights.