Koffmann’s at The Berkeley Hotel

Returning to The Berkeley in 2010 was the start of a new chapter for legendary chef Pierre Koffmann.

Koffmann’s marks a new direction for Pierre. Serving light, seasonal dishes and French brasserie favourites, he embraces an informal Gascon style.

Local residents have been fast to catch on to the excellent value daily changing Menu du Jour, which includes dishes such as Pierre’s duck burger and risotto with spring vegetables. Longstanding Koffmann devotees will also recognise signature dishes such as scallops with squid ink, braised pig’s trotter with morels, and pistachio soufflé with pistachio ice cream.

A relaxed, informal style, with leather banquettes and rustic flowers, creates an atmosphere of convivial bonhomie. The open kitchen adds a touch of gastronomic theatre.

For parties of 8 to 14 guests, Koffmann’s offers a private dining-room (subject to availability) called The Camille Room. This private dining room has a sophisticated yet relaxed feel, with muted tones and lighting. The oval table is dressed with ivory linen.

The Koffmann’s private dining room is also the setting for a series of gourmet evenings, which take place during the course of each year, when Pierre Koffmann and partner Claire Harrison invite bon viveurs to join them for dinner at their own private dinner club.

Koffmann’s Dinner Club provides Pierre with the perfect excuse for cooking on a grand scale, inspired by family feasts in Gascony, the emphasis being on sharing dishes such as enormous pots-au-feu, suckling pig or a whole Pyrenean lamb.