Celebrated London Dining: Céleste

Céleste at The Lanesborough announces its first Michelin star, one year on from the hotel’s extensive renovation.

Hailing a new culinary era for the hotel, Céleste combines French savoir faire, using only the best of British ingredients. The menu takes inspiration from London as a global capital for cuisine. Led by Chef Patron Eric Frechon – Paris’ most esteemed Michelin-starred chef and a key figure at Oetker Collection’s Le Bristol since 1999, and Executive Chef Florian Favario – previously Head Chef at Epicure at Le Bristol – Céleste is quickly becoming one of London’s most celebrated addresses.

The former right hand of Eric Frechon in Paris, Florian Favario now directs the Céleste team on a daily basis alongside Pastry Chef Nicolas Rouzaud who was also previously at Le Bristol under the leadership of the legendary Laurent Jeannin. With Frechon and Favario responsible forthe restaurant’s concept, menu creation and team management since its launch, Favario brings his wealth of experience and creativity which add to his generous, rigorous, yet refined gourmet cuisine.

Eric Frechon comments on this fifth Michelin star: “It is a real honour to be awarded a fifth Michelin star in my career, and at our new restaurant in London that only launched one year ago. It is of course a pleasure to share this star with Florian Favario, Nicolas Rouzaud and the kitchen and dining team.” Florian Favario adds: ‘I wish to thank my team who have spared no effort in delivering exquisite gastronomy and excellent service in Celeste. Experiencing outstanding food is an important part of a visit to The Lanesborough, and we aim to deliver the finest quality and an exceptional dining experience for our guests.’

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Report by lanesborough.com