There are two: Brasserie Thoumieux, which you walk through to get to the hotel, and Restaurant Sylvestre, the more formal restaurant upstairs – a favourite with the critics, so you're best making dinner reservations when you book your stay. Here, diners feast on fine organic fare by noted chef Sylvestre Wahid (who previously worked in Baumanière's kitchen). Book a table by the chef's station to watch the pretty dishes come together.The brasserie is as you’d expect: dark green-and-red complexion, long, narrow dining room, banquette seating, mirrored walls, brass fittings and classic French fare – foie gras, paella, entrecote de bœuf and the ilk.
Upstairs in a little room close to the restaurant, the light, bright, white bar is designed with intimate post-dinner brandies in mind. Faux leopard skins and low marble tables dot the small space, and a marble-topped bar takes centre stage.
The restaurant stops serving food at 10pm.
Items from the brasserie menu can be ordered to your room between 7am and midnight.
Let the walls, floors and furnishings hog the prints, and stick to classic pieces in monochrome and neutrals. Jil Sander, Calvin Klein and Cos will deliver the sleek simplicity required.
You’ll be so grateful to have nabbed a table (seats get booked up around three weeks in advance), you’re unlikely to be fussy. That said, corner tables offer the most privacy.