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Bagatelle Group's Executive Chef Provides Expert Tips for Dining and Drinking Around His Luxury Restaurant

Chef Rocco Seminara

The Bagatelle Group’s Corporate Executive Chef, Rocco Seminara is responsible for bringing the French Mediterranean to Mayfair, with his carefully curated menu at luxury restaurant, Bagatelle London.

The world famous restaurant group is famous for embodying the French joie de vivre lifestyle at its global destinations.


Chef Seminara (previously Hôtel Martinez in Cannes, Hôtel de Paris in Monte-Carlo, and trained by Alain Ducasse) heads Bagatelle’s menu globally, bringing its Mediterranean, seasonal dishes to the cosmopolitan crowd. 

After spending two decades perfecting his craft alongside the legendary Alain Ducasse, Chef Seminara emerged as a prominent figure in the culinary world, with a commitment to precision and constant exploration.

He is passionate about technical creativity, vibrant flavours, precise plating, sourcing exceptional products from quality suppliers and favouring short supply chains, to preserve the authenticity of ingredients. 

And he turns this discerning eye to the other exceptional drinking and dining destinations around Bagatelle, to bring us his guide to the best places to wine and dine like Bacchus himself.

Bagatelle London

Bagatelle London, 34 Dover St, London W1S 4NG



HR Higgins

A particular favourite of mine is H.R. Higgins. They offer a wide range of beverages, their atmosphere is warm and welcoming, and it's the perfect place to relax and enjoy a great coffee.

H.R. Higgins, 79 Duke St, London W1K 5AS



There is an enormous amount of choice in Mayfair for breakfast, but Richoux is one of my preferred places to go to for a classic English breakfast. It recently closed down its historic St James's restaurant to relocate to Soho, and I look forward to visiting the new destination.

Richoux, new location to be announced soon


Em Sherif

Em Sherif is a Lebanese restaurant offering high-quality cuisine with a varied menu and delicious dishes. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming.

BAO Soho is another favourite for lunch. They offer authentic Taiwanese cuisine and delicious dishes. The atmosphere is lively and dynamic - a great place to dine with friends.

Em Sherif, 87-135 Brompton Rd, London SW1X 7XL



When I'm not eating at my restaurant, I like to immerse myself in the ambience of Mayfair. Sabor is one of my top choices. They offer lively Spanish cuisine with a convivial atmosphere. Gymkhana, on the other hand, is because I really enjoy the spiciness of Indian restaurant dishes. Their cuisine offers a nice variety of dishes, making it a place to have a cultural evening experience. These two restaurants both offer a unique culinary experience in Mayfair.

Sabor,35-37 Heddon St, London W1B 4BR




Nestled in a replica WWII shelter, Cahoots' retro atmosphere transports you to 1940s London. The bar is decorated with period furniture, oil lamps, and propaganda posters, creating a unique and warm atmosphere. The music is tailored to the theme, and the servers wear period uniforms. They offer a large selection of classic cocktails as well as original creations.

Cahoots, 13 Kingly Ct, Carnaby, London W1B 5PW


La Fromagerie

If you're a fan of authentic French cuisine, I highly recommend visiting La Fromagerie, a cheese shop and deli located in Mayfair. They offer an incredible selection of high-quality French cheeses and regional products. You can also enjoy their cheeses at their upstairs café-restaurant, which offers a charming atmosphere. It's a true hidden gem for French gastronomy enthusiasts in London.

La Fromagerie, 2-6 Moxon St, London W1U 4EW

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