An absolute must-visit restaurant located on a picturesque street in London’s upmarket Chelsea area, Le Petit Beefbar deviates from the usual steakhouse style, surprising guests with a lavish but comfortable ambience and a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. With sister restaurants in glittering locations ranging from Mykonos to Monte Carlo – the restaurant is an ode to the highest quality of meat, serving the best cuts of beef in the world through a comforting, luxurious menu created by Founder, Riccardo Giraudi.
Upon arrival at Le Petit Beefbar When you enter through the large velvet curtain that divides the inside of the restaurant from the quiet, picturesque Chelsea street, you get an instant sense of luxury, style and the warmest of welcomes from the ever accommodating staff.
The restaurant’s modern yet luxury atmosphere was immediately apparent as we walked in, with a bright, uplit horseshoe bar dominating the front of the room. As soon as we were shown to our cosy table, we were greeted by the bubbliest waitress, Chloe who asked with enthusiasm what drinks and flavours we typically enjoy. After a few minutes of cocktail chit chat, Chloe disappeared and swiftly reappeared with two of the most delicious cocktails (mocktail for me), which we were able to enjoy in the stunning cannage chairs as we sat under the beautifully decorated skylight, taking in our surroundings of a nostalgic ambience that transports you to another era.
The meal itself, began with a show as a beautiful plate with a cloche was presented in front of us. Wispy clouds of sweet-smelling smoke billowed into the air when the waiter lifted this, finally clearing to reveal two bao. The softness and mild flavour of the buns contrasted well with the tender jasmine tea-smoked Wagyu beef, crisp jambon d’entrecôte, and peppery Asian barbecue sauce inside. My husband was in bao heaven! The ceviche rosado was next, a seabass ceviche served with sweet potatoes, avocado, raspberry and quinoa, which was light, fresh and packed with flavours but not overly filling – the ideal way to start a meal.
The menu variety of main courses at Le Petit Beefbar is one of the best in London and ensures that everyone can find something to their liking. For our main course we both ordered the Prime New York Strip – an Angus steak that is 180 days grain fed and a dish that one could never be bored of as the meat was seasoned and cooked simply yet perfectly, medium rare, and delightfully tender and flavourful. The steak was served with most creamy and delicious mash I have ever eaten and a boat of La Sauce Beefbar, a collaboration with the Relais de Paris restaurant in France. It was a slightly sweet, buttery, truffley marvel that was rich and light at the same time, perfectly enhancing the meat.
As much as Le Petit Beefbar is a must visit dinner spot, it is also equally loved as lunch venue, especially now that working lunches and long afternoon catch-ups with friends are back on the menu. Guests can enjoy a new capsule menu of the restaurant’s signature classics. The daytime menu will include an affordable set menu for £28 that includes a Baby Spinach Salad and your choice of Sliced Tagliata Steak, Steak, Frites & Sauce, or Keto Bowl, as well as classic Beefbar dishes. The Steak Baguette, Posh Schawarma (300 days grain-fed Wagyu & Angus shawarma), and elevated Cauliflower Steak are among them. Other items on the menu include Homemade Beef Fat Chips and salads, as well as an Artisanal Savoury Panettone, and La Sauce Beefbar, a hero serve made from butter, herbs, truffle, and an extract of the ‘Sauce Originale Relais de Paris.’
Overall the service was just as superb as the food, with every member of the staff being incredibly knowledgable and excited about Le Petit Beefbar brand and food, the atmosphere inside was electric, elegant yet relaxed and we departed Le Petit Beefbar with our minds set on returning to experience the rest of the menu and with it being one of our new favourite restaurants in London.