Bar des Prés

A tantalising selection of Franco Asian cuisine is on the menu when Cyril Lignac's Bar des Prés opens in London later this year. Peter Gray reports.

London’s hospitality industry might be all but shut right now, but you can be certain that when it finally reopens it will have added another glut of must visit venues to its already impressive list.

Bar des Prés is a case in point. The restaurant, which is headed up by French chef Cyril Lignac, will be opening in the spring on the site of the old Indian Accent on Albemarle Street.

The name might not be familiar to Brits, but chef Lignac is a household name in France where the restaurateur owns four restaurants and hosts his own TV show called Oui Chef.

Described as a French version of Jamie Oliver, Lignac trained under the legendary French pastry chef Pierre Hermé before going on to achieve fame in his own right.

Lignac’s new venture is promising to offer London’s foodies a tantalising mix of Franco Asian dishes when it finally opens for business.

Madras curried crab with avocado; satay fillet steak and crunchy crab galette are just some of the dishes on the menu for Albemarle Street. 

The desserts don’t sound half bad either, with Lignac offering up his own take on French Toast as well as a moreish sounding vanilla and pecan praline mille-feuille.

And if cocktails are your thing, then you’ll love Bar des Prés’s selection with the venue promising a mix of ‘new creations and Parisian faves’ including Mayfair Sour (whisky, lemon juice, ginger syrup, coconut batida & tonka bean) and the Germanopratin (gin, St Germain, cucumber, lemon juice & champagne).

All in all, it looks like 14 Albemarle Street is going to be one of the hottest destinations in town come summer.

More information about Bar des Prés can be found here.

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-London's Best Events-
What: new restaurant
When: spring 2021
Where: Albemarle Street
Website: Bar des Prés