Marianne, London’s smallest fine dining restaurant, will be celebrating the first day of spring with a six course gastronomic celebration of French cuisine.

Head chef Marianne Lumb will demonstrate her flair for classical, fine- dining with a light touch with dishes that include Velouté of French Jerusalem artichokes with jambon Noir de Bigorre & thyme; John Dory with French white asparagus & sorrel; Poulet de Bresse with Vin Jaune, morels & creamed potatoes and Chocolate mille-feuille, Agen prunes, vanilla & hazelnut praline.

This Gallic culinary extravaganza is priced at £85 per head. The dishes can be paired with a sommelier recommendation for an additional £75 per person (a deluxe recommendation is also available for £100 per head.)

Reservations can be made by calling 0203 675 7750 between 11am and  4pm, Monday to Friday. With just 14 covers available, early bookings are most definitely recommended.

Former MasterChef: The Professionals finalist Marianne Lumb opened her eponymous restaurant in September 2013 with a team of three and just one month later was crowned “London Restaurant Festival Chef of the Year.”

The intimate scale of the restaurant allowed Marianne to focus on precisely crafted plates of beautiful, seasonally led food that had the nation’s notoriously hard-to-please critics literally salivating. (“A complete treat” was how the Evening Standard described the experience.)

The team grew, and in 2014 the restaurant was placed at number 48 in the Sunday Times Top 100 (the highest new entry in London), whilst Marianne was one of only two women head chefs to make the top 50. By 2015 the eatery had risen to number 19 on the same list (number 8 in the UK for service).