by Azzy Asghar
I have visited this restaurant, quite possibly, more than any other in my life – literally in the 100s of visits! For twenty years I used to live in Sloane Square and there is nowhere that is quite like Colbert.
Whether it be a casual breakfast, lazy lunch, relaxed dinner, power meeting, or gathering with friends, – Colbert suits for every occasion. Living 70m away it was my own private second office where I held all my meetings much to my guests’ enjoyment – never more so than when we were able to bag one of the much sought-after outside tables in the summer! This is the best people watching place in London – bar none!
Colbert always guarantees classic French brasserie food and relaxed service. This is as close as you can get to a dining-on-the-Champs-Élysées experience without hopping on Eurostar!
Colbert was, of course, inspired by the great boulevard cafés of Paris. It is an informal neighbourhood rendezvous which offers a classic Parisian all-day café menu. Colbert is open early for breakfast until post-theatre, seven days a week.
Designed by David Collins Studio, Colbert has the look and feel of a Parisian-inspired pavement café that has gradually expanded over the years from one room to occupy two further rooms. The restaurant interior is embellished with shining dark wood furnishing, red banquettes and a monochrome chessboard tiled floor. Custom designed glass chandeliers, Art Noveau decorative arches and a vast collection of original French artwork features across the restaurant, resulting in each of the rooms retaining their distinct character. This is one of the many great restaurants in the Corbin & King empire.
50-52 Sloane Square, London SW1
+44 (0)20 77302804