Ferdi-owners Alicia and Jacques Fontanier are no newcomers to trendy dining, their original Paris bistro is a supermodel hangout populated by one-name chanteuses like Kim, Gigi and Kendall. Located along a posh stretch of Mayfair, their London outpost is even more intimate. Inside, a cozy bistro features a long banquette bathed in moody amber lighting with wood paneled walls and buzzy vibe.
Once your reservation is secured via text, likely on your third or fourth attempt, the pretense of Ferdi gives way at the door. A wonderful bistro menu is infused with comfort food favorites and includes the acclaimed cheeseburger ordered with no modifications - or perhaps some London additions like the chicken curry that's a standout.
While guests come dressed to impress, Ferdi is remarkable casual and low-key from its comfort-food bistro menu to convivial staff that often on a first-name basis with patrons.