Bon(hams) Appetit – Dine at London's Famous Auction House

Bonhams Auction House, the venue for high-class art, now has a restaurant

Like the classic cars, fine art and antique furniture that fill its auction rooms, the new restaurant at Bonhams brings real class to their recently refurbished New Bond Street headquarters.

With space for only 27 covers and a sleek and stylish décor, the restaurant and wine bar offers visitors an intimate yet comfortable setting for breakfast, lunch or an afternoon coffee.

Interior of Bonhams new restaurant, London, UK
Bonham's new restaurant is as sleek and stylish as many of the items in the famous auction house (courtesy Bonhams)

Under the careful guidance of 31-year-old Head Chef Tom Kemble, the kitchen produces creative, elegant and delicious dishes, to form a modern European menu focused on seasonal ingredients. Current stars include the Cornish crab starter and slow-cooked Cumbrian lamb main course.

Modern European cuisine at Bonhams restaurant, London, UK
Sample modern European cuisine at the new restaurant (courtesy Bonhams)

The wine list, curated by Bonhams' Master of Wine Richard Harvey, showcases some of the finest vintages from around the world, including Domaine Romanée Conti Richebourg 1995 and Screaming Eagle 2011. With the opportunity to see auctions in progress as they leave, diners just have to be careful not to drink one glass too many and buy themselves a Picasso on the way out.

Bonhams, 101 New Bond St, London W1S 1SR. T: 020-7468 5868.

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