Established in 1991 with David Moore at the helm, Pied à Terre received its first Michelin star in 1993 and became a two Michelin star restaurant in 1996. Other awards include “Readers’ Restaurant of the Year” from the Good Food Guide in 2009, and four AA Red Rosettes in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011.
Chef Marcus Eaves took the reins in 2011 and within 5 months gained a Michelin star. In 2012, the restaurant again received 4 AA red rosettes and was also named number 2 in the UK by Zagat, with a food rating of 28/30.
With such a plethora of awards under its belt, it would be tempting to expect Pied à Terre to be a lavish venue, but with its unassuming glass façade on Charlotte Street it is actually relatively unassuming, with a modest décor to match.
The food at Pied à Terre, though, speaks volumes. With a range of menus to choose from - including a vegetarian taster menu - Eaves' style makes the best of seasonal ingredients, with exquisite flavours coming together to create beautifully presented dishes that range from the experimental (duck with verjus gel) to the classical (salmon with cucumber, radish and Wasabi).
Similarly, the wine selection is also outstanding, ranging from guarded vintage wines to varieties from less well-known countries. Such is the wine selection, in fact, that Pied à Terre was placed 3rd in the UK in the Hardens/Sunday Times Wine list.