Balthazar is an all day brassiere restaurant based in Covent Garden offering breakfast, lunch and dinner with a French influence.
Beautiful spacious interior with high ceilings makes a visit here a little special. We visited for a Bobbi Brown inspired afternoon tea – good value at £37.50 including a glass of champagne or a gin, elderflower and champagne cocktail.
Start off with a selection of sandwiches of classic cucumber, smoked salmon & lemon crème fraîche, grilled chicken & guacamole, egg mayonnaise & watercress and pastrami, pickle & mustard fougasse. Then move on to the freshly-baked raisin & plain scones served with Devonshire clotted cream & homemade strawberry jam.
The Bobbi Brown cakes were an absolute delight and such a clever invention – my favourite was the coconut and white chocolate powder. The staff were friendly and accommodating – especially when I asked for a couple of sandwiches without dressing. Lovely afternoon.