Location: West End
Price Range: £££
LFM Score: 4/5
Bebe Friendly Score: 2/3
Balthazar is a french brasserie set in the heart of Covent Garden. Lovely atmosphere and decor – great to take a date or your visiting guests from abroad. The food is of a high standard – the duck confit was as good as we have sampled in France. The afternoon tea was good value at £25 compared to the high end hotels such as the Ritz or Claridges; scones were delightful and the patisseries beautifully presented. The sandwiches were rather average and dry though.
During the day, the venue is casual enough for children however the acoustics of the room means it gets very noisy. There were large groups of ladies-who-lunch, sipping their tea and we felt slightly out of place in the grand settings. Highchairs available, tables a little tightly packed to house buggies. Staff were extremely helpful and friendly – top marks there.