Eat: MARC Restaurants
MARC Group (Marlon Abela Restaurant Corporation)
Take one multimillionaire who knows a thing or three about fine dining. Add prime locations in Mayfair and New York. Dress with bespoke interior design, handmade plates and fine artwork. Source the finest ingredients (whatever the cost). Add a few drops of the finest wine from Marlon’s private collection. Season liberally with talented chefs and understated service.
The Greenhouse (1 Michelin Star)
Creative French cooking set in a tranquil Mayfair glade. The 2500 bin list is one of the best in the world – take the platinum card.
27A Hay’s Mews, London W1J 5NY 020 7499 3331/3314
The most beautiful dining room in London overlooks Berkeley Square. The view of the immense glass cellar is breathtaking. Members only – are you?
28 Berkeley Square London W1J 6EN 020 7499 0363
Umu (1 Michelin Star)
London’s first Kyoto inspired restaurant which fuses tradition with drop dead gorgeousness. Serious second date contender if you are out to impress.
14-16 Bruton Place, London, W1J 6LX 020 7499 8881
Great rustic food and the Godfather of wine lists. Outdoor seating amongst Sicilian lemon trees – you can almost smell (Little) Italy from here.
41 Madison Avenue (entrance on 26th Street), New York (212) 545-8555
French country cooking down by the sea. The perfect romantic bolt hole just half an hour from downtown.
253 Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich CT ( 203) 661-3443