Caviar has long been one of our most favourite indulgent treats. Inherently decadent, the luxe food is best enjoyed alongside a glass of champagne—try both at these restaurants around the capital. Mother-of-pearl spoons at the ready.
Decimo, The Standard, 10 Argyle Street, WC1H 8EG
The signature dish at this stylish new Spanish restaurant, which sits atop the Standard Hotel in Kings Cross, is a soufflé-like Spanish tortilla, topped with 25g or 50g of caviar. Laden with diced potatoes and onion and replete with the requisite runny centre, the fluffy, rich tortilla is the perfect vehicle for enjoying the briny caviar.
Bob Bob Cité, 122 Leadenhall Street, EC3V 4AB
Like it's sister restaurant Bob Bob Ricard, this mirrored restaurant features two types of Russian caviar: Sturgeon and Oscietra. Served with perfect warm blini, caviar here is best enjoyed alongside a glass of their distilled, ice-cold vodka shots. However, their new 'Maximum Mark-Up' policy means their wines are marked up no more than £75, so each of the 120 champagnes is now offered at a truly bargain price. Indulge in their Steak Tartare Impérial, steak tartare topped with caviar and a soft-boiled quail egg, for a real treat.
The Connaught Grill, Carlos Place, W1K 2AL
Jean-Georges Vongerichten now helms the celebrated and newly reopened restaurant within The Connaught. A modern version of the classic grill, the menu features sophisticated interpretations of traditional items. The caviar offering, Imperial Oscietra, is served atop a warm potato blini with crème fraîche. Enjoy it with a glass of Billecart-Salmon, Extra Brut.
Bellamy’s, 18 Bruton Place, W1J 6LY
This brasserie has a member’s club-vibe, with consistent and appealing food. The suave interiors are the perfect environs in which to enjoy a serving of caviar: Bellamy’s has three options, Baeri, Caviar d’Aquitaine, and Oscietra. Each option is a lovely accompaniment for a glass of Ruinart.
The Wolseley, 160 Piccadilly, W1J 9EB
A European cafe in a striking former bank on Piccadilly, The Wolseley is an excellent choice for everything from afternoon tea to an occasion dinner. Their two types of caviar are served with either blinis or a baked potato; however, we prefer the excellent Lobster & Caviar Omelette, 'Adrian.' Aim to sit in a window booth in the front bar area, for a perfect view of the activity outside.
Scott’s, 20 Mount Street, W1K 2HE
Scott’s has long been celebrated for having some of the best seafood in London, so it’s no surprise that their three caviar options include Beluga. The most expensive caviar on the market, elusive Beluga caviar is typically served on toast to avoid distraction from its distinct flavour. Buttery and salty, the larger eggs are a rare treat.
45 Jermyn St, 45 Jermyn Street, SW1 6DN
At this beautiful restaurant in St James, the caviar is uniquely priced by the gram (10g minimum order per table), enabling guests to try more than one type should they wish. Served tableside from the trolley, guests can choose from classic accompaniments such as blinis, baked potatoes, or scrambled eggs. Enjoy it with a glass of their house champagne—which, we report with much enthusiasm, is Louis Roederer.
Wiltons, 55 Jermyn Street, SW1Y 6LX
In existence since 1742, Wiltons gained recognition for being the supplier of oysters to the Royal household. Their fresh seafood menu features no less than six types of oysters daily, for which caviar is an excellent friend—they too, have beluga, as well as Royal Belgian Oscietra and England’s own Cornish Salted Exmoor.
If you need help booking one of these unique places, or would like to order caviar to enjoy at home, enlist the advice of your luxury lifestyle manager.