Richoux: British Comfort Food in a Comforting Atmosphere

Richoux (Mayfair location)

Founded in 1909, Richoux restaurants, famous for their patisserie, are open all day for breakfast, morning coffee, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner.  Such items include British comfort foods like bangers and mash, toad-in-the-hole, and English tea.  Located in four prestigious areas of London (Mayfair, St. John’s Wood, Piccadilly, and Knightsbridge), Richoux have become iconic eateries across the capital, ideal for pre-theatre meals, business breakfasts or afternoon teas.

I dined at the Mayfair location, and found the restaurant to be both wonderful and rather cozy.  The interior reminded me of a five-star bistro; dimly lit at night for the ambiance, save for of course a brightly lit glass case containing all the desserts, just like your neighborhood diner.  In a way, it had the best of both worlds.  A fancy little bistro, with the food choices of an all-night diner, all with an English accent!  A place this nice, I wonder why there isn’t one in America?

“The Most Important Meal of the Day!”

The food was wonderful.  For those of you who associate English cuisine with being bland, boiled, or uninspired, let me tell you something: You have not tried English food!  For breakfast, sample a tantalizing English breakfast complete with eggs, sausage, bacon, mushrooms, toast, and roasted tomatoes.  For lunch, sample some English favorties like Fish and Chips or Shepherd’s Pie.  By the way, don’t be so generous with the mustard.  It is so spicy, that even a spoonful will ignite your sinuses!  But do save room for dessert!

“Easy on the Mustard!”

“Save room for dessert…”

With so many choices, and in four convenient locations, Richoux is the perfect place to grab a bite in merry-old London!

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