The Gastro-files: Baroque

Baroque, Mayfair, launched in October 2012 by Nightclub Entrepreneur Gerry Calabrese, has become the go-to destination for those looking for something a bit different in West London. Some of the biggest names in the music business have already performed there, including Mark Ronson, Marina and The Diamonds and Grace Jones.

Unashamedly decadent in décor, it’s theatrical and masterfully designed using golds, ruby reds and magenta pinks, with heavy drapes, Louis XIV chairs and antique mirrors. If you’re a Champagne aficionado, few places in London – Europe even, offer a wider range of top champagnes, including such rarities as Salon 1964 and Dom Perignon 1971 along with copious other vintages from throughout the last century.

It’s a foodies’ delight too, with an innovative sharing menu designed to reflect a 1960’s, luxurious Champagne life-style. Choose from cold platters brimming with fresh oysters, fruit de mer, and Beluga caviar £1000 for 100g.

And, follow this with a unique dessert assortment delivering a gastronomic slant on classics such as doughnuts, lollipops and cakes; designed to perfectly compliment the infusion cocktails Baroque is also fast becoming famous for.

Head chef Judy Joo’s (Fat Duck, Petrus, Iron Chef) aim was to “create a unique gastronomic experience that complements the club” – something which she has undoubtedly succeeded in doing.