Muse

“Stunning multi-course tasting menu inspired by childhood memories.” - AA Inspector

LOCATION

LONDON SW1, LONDON POSTAL DISTRICTS

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Muse is all about memory and inspiration. Dishes here tell stories – mostly stories from Tom Aikens’ childhood. The restaurant is hidden away in a Belgravia mews, a series of compact, intimate spaces over two levels. The intimate setting – there are just 23 seats – and open kitchen provide an unparalleled opportunity for diners to fully immerse themselves in the experience. Every element has been considered, from the 3D unfolding menu right down to the delightful selection of treats guests take away with them. Meticulous kitchen skills and sourcing from Aikens’ trusted suppliers and careful consideration of every element of food, service and decor ensures Muse steers firmly away from the gimmicky or generic. On the first floor you can sit by the marble chef’s counter and watch the team (and maybe Aikens himself) calmly constructing the dishes. The look of the dining rooms is distinctive, with brass edged tables in swirling marble, and comfortable, stylishly upholstered banquettes. Service is chatty and well informed, the atmosphere is very relaxed and informal, and dishes are highly seasonal. This is one of the best restaurants in Britain, so rest assured you’ll be experiencing precise, elegant cooking where flavours are bang-on, with great purity and intensity, and attention to detail is remarkable. Everything looks completely stunning, and dishes are named for the story they evoke. A sensational lamb dish, ‘As fresh as a daisy’ celebrates the joys of spring with tender loin, barbecued belly, and shoulder topped with beautiful new season peas, while ‘Conquering The Beech Tree’ – a signature dish, explores Aikens’ first memory of fearlessness – climbing the copper beech tree in his parents’ garden. Sometimes you have to take risks, after all, and he and the team are continually pushing the envelope, taking risks to discover new flavours, techniques and creative innovations.

Awards, accolades & Welcome Schemes

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5 Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence
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AA Notable Wine List
Muse
38 Groom Place, Belgravia, LONDON SW1, LONDON POSTAL DISTRICTS, SW1X 7BA

Features

Opening times
  • Open all year
Food and Drink
  • Cuisine style: Modern British

About the area

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The UK's capital was founded by the Romans shortly after they invaded in 43AD. Since then it’s evolved into one of the greatest cities on earth. From a bloody, squalid history to the vanguard of fashion in the Swinging 1960s to the buzzing metropolis it is today, London has something for everyone. There are very British pursuits like the Oxford and Cambridge boat race, changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace and an impressive collection of traditional English pubs. And that’s not to mention world-renowned arts venues, galleries and museums, award-winning theatre and unrivalled shopping – all found within a few Tube stops of each other.

London’s royal history is not to be missed. Visitors can roam around one of Britain’s finest medieval castles and royal prison, and learn about the final days of Anne Boleyn at the Tower of London or, for the less bloodthirsty, visit the Queen’s London home, Buckingham Palace. Don’t miss out on exploring the capital’s Royal Parks – from St James’ Park and Hyde Park in the centre to the majestic Hampton Court and wilderness of Richmond Park in the southwest.

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