New to toptable: Bistrot Bruno Loubet at the Zetter Hotel

Bruno Loubet is one of London’s original super-chefs. His talent was first recognised by Raymond Blanc in the ‘80s and at 29 he had already earned his first Michelin star. He opened several successful restaurants in London, including L’Odeon and Bistrot Bruno, before moving to Brisbane where he has lived and worked in high-profile eateries for almost a decade.

Now, Bruno has returned to London to bring his distinctive style of modern bistro food to the Zetter Hotel. Situated in Clerkenwell, his new neighbours include foodie hot spots like St John, Eastside Inn and Club Gascon. The restaurant itself is bright, airy and elegant – a suitably British backdrop for Bruno’s innovative French menu. The a la carte showcases his passion for hearty regional dishes, as well as a new-found love of spice and ingredients from Asia and North Africa. The classic techniques are all there, but there is a modern lightness of touch that will appeal to the new generation of foodies.

The menu includes dishes like guinea fowl boudin blanc; beef daube Provencale; and the classic Hare Royale with onion raviolo. British produce takes centre stage, with English rose veal on offer and fresh fish arriving from Cornwall each day.

The restaurant has already received a nod of approval from two notoriously hard to please food bloggers and the newspaper critics won’t be far behind. Book now and be among the first to rate and review this welcome addition to London’s gastro scene.