Les Platanes, opening on the 20th May, is the new French restaurant by Thierry Laborde and Anton Efimov.

Located in a nineteenth century townhouse on Bruton Place, a small cobbled street behind Berkeley Square, Les Platanes’ guests can expect to find exquisite French cooking in a casual yet refined bistro, perfect for a leisurely lunch or an intimate dinner.

Heading up the kitchen will be Thierry Laborde, one of the UK’s leading French chefs who has worked in some of London’s finest French establishments including Le Gavroche, Restaurant Le Louis XV, L’Oranger, and prominently opening Chabrot Bistrot d’Amis in 2011.

Anton Efimov will be Les Platanes’ operations director having previously worked in establishments including Mari Vanna UK, Raffles Townhouse, Chinawhite on Air Street, and Buta Kitchen LTD Azerbaijan.

The décor at Les Platanes will take inspiration from classic French bistros with a subtle and elegant colour scheme featuring cream walls with accents of teal and by oak wood flooring, complemented by recreations of great nineteenth and twentieth century artwork.