Review of our 5-course tasting lunch at Pied à Terre

We are delighted to be collaborating with the lovely people at buyagift again. This wonderful service allows you to find the perfect present for a loved one whether you are surprising them on their birthday, wanting to be their new hero on Christmas morning or simply looking to treat newlyweds to an unforgettable experience as a wedding present. Buyagift has something for everyone from amazing adventures, overnight stays at luxury hotels both here and abroad to fantastic dining around the country.

We’ve been fortunate enough to indulge in one of their offers and you can read below what we thought of the 5-course tasting lunch we enjoyed at Michelin starred restaurant Pied à Terre last week. This is one of the places for which you a purchase a gift card with buyagift. If you feel like you could do with a bit of treat yourself though then enter the amazing giveaway at the end of this post where one lucky reader can win a dining experience for two thanks to buyagift.co.uk.


The restaurant is located on Charlotte Street in fabulous Fitzrovia, London. Here you’ll find interesting galleries, fun bars and luxurious boutique hotels. You are also only a short walk from the West End if you want be entertained by the latest musical after your lunch at this fantastic French restaurant.

Charlotte Street housing Pied à Terre

The intimate yet light and airy dining room of Pied à Terre is the perfect setting for an experience of French cuisine at it’s absolute best. The attentive staff is at your service from the moment you enter through the glass doors, yet quick to judge whether you’ll need round-the-clock attention or would prefer for them to let you enjoy your lunch undisturbed. The beautiful surroundings is a well-balanced mixture of old and new with the spectacular art piece of golden quails catching your eye as you are seated.

Golden quails at Pied à Terre

Head-chef Marcus Eaves takes you on a culinary journey. It is a rare thing for Daddy Long Legs and I to be out without Caspian, so to treat my man to something so special as this was a wonderful gift for both of us. We were presented with the menu and asked if there was anything we’d like to change or if we had any dietary requirements. Everything looked delicious and we soon had a selection of bread to choose from and canapes served.

Menu at Pied à Terre

The menu changes daily and on this Wednesday we had the pleasure of the following:

  • Canapes
  • Mackerel Tartare, Smoked Eel, Apple, Kohlrabi, Horseradish
  • Cornish Hake, Hispi Cabbage, Purple Broccoli, Mussel Sauce
  • Mallard, Turnip, Chantarelles, Blackberries
  • Pre-dessert: Orange Yoghurt Mousse, Frozen Raspberries
  • Mango, Chocolate, Lime
  • Petit Fours

Starter at Pied à Terre





The mackerel and eel starter was divine, and we both agreed that the main course of mallard was our favourite though it was almost impossible to choose as everything was so delicately prepared and incredibly tasty. The caramelised mango with chocolate was the perfect finish to our meal with Daddy Long Leg’s calling the zinging lime sorbet eye-wateringly good!

To merely name it a tasting lunch doesn’t do it justice with the generous portion sizes and a lot of extras like perfect bite size petit fours to finish. You’ll leave with all your senses cared for after a visit to Pied à Terre!


Bite-size perfection!

The Michelin star awarded restaurant caters to busy business men and women looking to impress clients with a delicious lunch. The residents of the area who come in for the dreamy tasting menu, as well as the lovely ladies who have time and nannies on their side to indulge midday. The atmosphere was relaxed and we enjoyed this adult afternoon in this perfect location tremendously.


This experience would make a fantastic Christmas gift for anyone with a love of delicious food and excellent service. It’s £149 which includes the 5-course tasting menu for two and a glass of Champagne on arrival.


But if you’d like to win yourself a little gift and take out someone you care for then enter this fabulous giveaway to win a Dinner Date Smartbox*. All you have to do it follow the instructions given in the Rafflecopter widget below and remember that the more entries you unlock the higher a chance of winning! Good luck – or as they say in French bonne chance!

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  • The closing date is 00:00 am UK time on Sunday the 20th of November 2016
  • The prize is one Dinner Date Smartbox worth £59.99. No cash alternative
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  • Entrants must be 18 years or over
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NB! Please note we were given this smartbox to try in exchange for a review. All words and opinions are my own.