Bellamy’s Restaurant, the Franco-Belgian brasserie on Bruton Street in Mayfair, is an institution along with Caviar Kaspia it remains only one of two restaurants (not counting Hotels or Clubs) to be visited by HM Queen since her coronation.
For one week only starting last night (Monday 3rd August to Saturday 8th August). Bellamy’s will host their annual cabaret week with this years production of ‘Summer in the City’. Songstress and actress Rebecca Grant best known for her roles in BBC dramas and her stage credits include Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Bombay Dreams will return this year and will be accompanied by West End conductor Tom Wakeley on the piano.
We went along to experience this musical and culinary extravaganza, founder Gavin Rankin himself warmly greets us (a lovely touch). As we settle into our seats a Bellini starts our foodie adventure, followed by a three-course dinner menu that included Oeuf Mimosa, Cold Crab & Avocado Soup, Scallops and Roast Baby Chicken à l’estragon, created by Head Chef Stéphane Pacoud, who trained with Pierre Koffmann at La Tante Claire followed by 12 years at Annabel’s. For dessert we have a lemon tart and the Bellamy famous Marina’s Chocolate Cake (Marina Bayliss is Gavin’s mother and we’re told makes the famous chocolate cake and orange and almond cake).
After dinner Rebecca belts outs some classics from Ella Fitzgerald, Liza Minnelli and Audrey Hepburn’s famous ‘Moon River’ amongst others with Tom on the piano! It’s rare and delightful way to spend an evening in London in August and we for one can’t recommend it enough. It’s only on this week so recommend you book fast
Founder, Gavin Rankin says: “I have long maintained that it is cool to be in London in August, and here is one of the reasons. I am delighted to announce that Cabaret returns to Bellamy’s for its annual visit. Rebecca Grant and Tom Wakeley will present a brand new show performing a whole array of different songs”
Bellamy’s will host ‘Summer in the City’ from Monday 3rd– Saturday 8th August. The experience includes a Bellini on arrival, Dinner, plus half a bottle of wine from 8pm, followed by cabaret at 10pm all for just £65.
To book ‘Summer in the City’ please telephone 020 7491 2727 or e-mail email@example.com
Lunch, Monday to Friday: 12.00 – 2.30 PM
Dinner, Monday to Saturday: 7.00 – 10.30 PM