Alyn Williams at the Westbury
37 Conduit Street
London, W1S 2YF
Tel. 0207 183 6426
Food type: Modern French
Nearest tube: Bond Street/ Oxford Street
Website: Alyn Williams
The summer heat is still pretty unrelenting but I had to nip in to London for the sole purpose of having a morning suit tailored. Our wedding is not until next year, but I do like to be organised and not leave things to the last minute. When it comes to tailoring, there was only one destination I had in mind – Saville Row. I had an appointment for 10:30 with Dege & Skinner which would give me plenty of time until our lunch booking at nearby Alyn Williams at the Westbury for 13:15. Surprisingly, the whole process went very smoothly and by 11:30 I was done and dusted, with my measurements taken and a (chunky) deposit paid. So off we went to Selfridges
to kill some time for a bit of shopping before our lunch.
We arrived at the restaurant 15 minutes early, having decided that any more time spent shopping was a bad idea for our wallets. We were warmly greeted by our hostess and led to our table – a large one in the corner with a comfortable sofa. I had booked via their website using Opentable which offered the tasting menu at lunch with a glass of bubbly for £65. The same tasting menu would otherwise cost £70. To be honest I am not too fussed about the glass of bubbly and would have ordered the tasting menu anyways but I will not scoff at saving £5 (he says having placed a deposit for his suit). As a nice touch, they also have a fully composed, well thought out vegetarian tasting menu, not some random dishes cobbled together in a panic from the main menu with the meat element removed. There is also a set lunch menu on Saturdays at £35 which is excellent value. Do note that during weekend dinner, they only serve a tasting menu.