World-renowned chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten has opened his eponymous restaurant, Jean-Georges at The Connaught, this summer. Overlooking fashionable Mount Street in the heart of Mayfair, the restaurant will offer all-hours, informal gourmet dining in a relaxed, contemporary neighbourhood setting. The eclectic, imaginative menus are inspired both by Jean-Georges’ experiences of the Far East and his signature use of South-east Asian flavours, whilst also featuring his distinctive take on British and Connaught classics, from fish and chips to traditional afternoon tea, influenced by his earlier working life and love of London. Sourcing the best of British ingredients, the menus will also reflect the simple farm-to-table, fresh-from-the-market approach long pioneered by Jean-Georges, and found at his restaurant at The Mark and ABC Kitchen in New York. Illustrating the way The Connaught balances its distinguished heritage with a passion for the new, the restaurant has been redesigned by contemporary interior architect John Heah. Wall-to-ceiling windows, accented with stained glass, create a light, vibrant mood that reflects the appealing colours served on the plates. Afternoon Tea at The Connaught To be served daily in Jean-Georges at The Connaught, afternoon tea is an elegant occasion that begins with a savoury bite which melts in the mouth, accompanied by a glass of champagne if you wish. Traditional finger sandwiches are served with classic fillings and a witty Jean-Georges twist, like smoked salmon with chipotle chillies. These are followed by fresh scones with clotted cream, home-made jam and lemon curd. Finally, exquisitely-crafted pastries and a fun chocolate fondue fit harmoniously into this most English of celebrations. There's a choice of teas too, to suit everyone’s taste.
Starters Scottish smoked salmon, Hass avocado mousseline / £21 Devonshire crab cake, fennel and frisée salad, sweet mustard dressing / £15 Iberico ham, rustic breads / £19 Onion soup, aged Gruyere / £10 Risotto with burrata di buffala/ £20 or black truffle from Perigord (3grs) / £38 Confit duck froie gras, dried fruit chutney, warm toast / £22 Mozzarella di Buffala with multicoloured beetroots / £15 Carpaccio of angus beef from Allens Mayfair / £17 Jerusalem artichokes confit, Basque ham and watercress / £9 Main Courses Fish and chips, homemade ketchup and tartar sauce / £24 Irish salmon, mizo sauce, Asian greensa and shiitake / £26 Scottish scallops and vegetables blanquette / £38 Milanese veal escalope, lime cream and zucchini spaghettis / £26 Guinea fowl, breast glazed with soya sauce, lemon-grass, peanuts and green vegetables / £22 Venison rack, green Pepper, celeriac, grand veneur sauce / £26 Cottage pie of Angus Aberdeen beef cheeks / £22 Duck foie gras from les Landes macaronnade with wild mushrooms and parsley / £24 From The Grill Dover sole, 500g /£47 mashed potato / green beans £6 Swordfish, 200g / £22 french fries / basmati rice £6 Fillet of Scottish Angus beef, 200g / £35 wild mushrooms / spinach £5.50 Welsh lamb chops, 250g / £34 watercress / £4 Salads & Sandwiches Classic Cesar salad £14 / with grilled chicken £22 / with tiger prawns £24 Niçoise salad with confit tuna ventrèche / £18 Club sandwich £19 / with Lobster £38 Beef steak sandwich with onions, mushrooms, Cheddar cheese and crisps / £22 Wagyu burger with green salad and crisps / £25 Dessert Any Dessert at £11.50 Texture banana, passion fruit and coconut crumble Lime cheese cake, and ivory cream Quince compote, chestnut Chantilly and almond nougatine Hazelnut praline cream, Jivara biscuit and lemon sorbet Ginger chocolate cremeux, yuzu jelly and crunchy biscuit Selection of pastries Champagne By The Glass 175ml Laurent-Perrier Brut / £15.00 Lanson Extra Age served by Magnum / £18.00 Bollinger Special Cuvée / £21.00 Laurent-Perrier Brut Rosé / £24.00 Dessert wines By The Glass 125ml 2006 Jurançon ―La Magendia‖, Clos Lapeyre, South-West, France / £12.50 2005 Château Castelnau de Suduiraut, Sauternes, Bordeaux, France / £14.50 2005 Vin de Constance, Klein Constantia, South Africa / £18.50 Cuisinière: Hélène Darroze Please note a discretionary service charge of 12.5% will be added to your account All prices are inclusive of VAT at the current rate of 20% Luncheon: Midday , 3pm ,, Dinner: 6pm , 10.30pm