I have always adored London, its culture, its energy and lifestyle. I naturally wanted to open a restaurant in London – to integrate myself into the community, discover a new way of working, a different sensitivity and a new type of creativity.Cyril Lignac
Situated in the heart of Mayfair, Bar des Prés is the first international venture from acclaimed chef Cyril Lignac and is an evolved version of the original Saint-Germain restaurant. A chic, cosmopolitan and vibrant concept that combines the French know-how, the London energy and Japanese individuality.
A playful combination of Franco-East Asian creations, the menu showcases exceptional, seasonal ingredients whilst respecting traditional techniques.
Expect dishes such as Green asparagus with caramelised miso; Crunchy crab & avocado galette with madras and exciting combinations of Native lobster salad, strawberries, elderflower and fresh almond. Enjoy elegant seafood dishes such as Tuna tartare with-or-without caviar and delicate sushi plates such as the Label Rouge salmon with avocado, jalapeño and sriracha. The menu displays Cyril Lignac’s signature and unique subtlety throughout, even with refined meat dishes such as the Satay fillet steak.
The dessert menu honours Cyril Lignac’s original training as a master pastry chef, whilst celebrating French classics such as Guanaja chocolate soufflé and Pecan praline mille-feuille
Our wine list contains over 250 bottles that highlight the variety and wealth of French grapes. From the terroir of Burgundy, to the soils of Bordeaux via the valleys of the Rhône, all are carefully selected to work in perfect harmony with the elegance of the dishes.
Taking cues from Paris and inspiration from the lively London neighbourhood, cocktails will combine favourites from the original Bar des Prés such as the ‘Belle Époque’ made with gin, St-Germain, cucumber, lemon and Champagne. New, signature drinks include the ‘Mayfair Sour’ made with Yamazaki whisky, lemon, ginger, coconut batida, tonka bean. Each joyous drink will be served in bespoke handmade glassware, exclusive to Mayfair.
Behind the deep blue facade of Bar des Prés Mayfair hides a discreet and charming space spread across two floors. Combining neutral tones, beige marble, taupe leather and wood creates a warm atmosphere for ideal for entertaining.
The signature counter dining bar, made of Italian Giallo Real marble will be the focal point of the restaurant and provides and interactive experience between the guests, bartenders and kitchen. Other design features include elegant custom-made furniture and vibrant peacock embroidered upholstery – a signature feature of the Parisian restaurant.
The tableware that is so essential to the concept is created by French ceramicist Émilie Brichard and her studio Malo, whose artisanal pieces showcase natural colours, fluid lines and untreated materials.
Born and raised in the Aveyron region of France, Cyril Lignac has always enjoyed the pleasure of a large table full of friends and family, so it was only natural that he decided to pursue a career in restaurants. His passion drove him to Paris, where he trained as a pâtissier, ice-cream maker, chocolatier and a chef – eventually working alongside Michelin-star chefs such as Nicole Fagegaltie, Alain Passard at Arpège and pastry chef Pierre Hermé.
In 2005 Cyril Lignac began presenting his own cooking show, Oui, Chef!, a French version of Jamie’s Kitchen and opened his first restaurant, Le Quinzième which eventually earned a Michelin star.
His TV career went from strength to strength with successful shows including Le Meilleur Pâtissier (a French version of The Great British Bake Off) and Tous en Cuisine, which launched during the Spring 2020 lockdown. His entertaining, yet educational approach to food had lead him to write many cook books, selling over 4 million copies. These numerous successes have made him France’s best-known chef and a favourite with the French public.
In 2008, Cyril Lignac revealed his entrepreneurial skills by taking over Parisian institution Le Chardenoux, before crossing the Seine to Saint-Germain-des-Prés and opening Aux Prés.
He then redeveloped another celebrated Parisian bistro; the Franco-Asian accented Le Bar des Prés; and cocktail bar, Bar Dragon. In 2021, Cyril Lignac is set to open Ischia – in the space once occupied by Le Quinzième – where he will reveal his personal, genuine vision of Italy’s rich gastronomic culture.
In parallel, he launched a “sweet adventure” in 2011 in collaboration with chef pâtissier Benoît Couvrand with La Pâtisserie & La Chocolaterie Cyril Lignac, which has since expanded to six branches.
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Open every day from 12 noon to 11 pm
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16 Albemarle St,
Mayfair, London W1S 4HW
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