Papillon, 96 Draycott Avenue, London, SW3 3AD Tel: 020 7225 2554

Chelsea restaurant Papillon re-launches this month with a new head chef and a new brasserie-style menu.

Soren Jessen, owner of both Papillon and 1 Lombard Street, has introduced a new kitchen team to Papillon. Tom Hempstead heads up the kitchen, supported by award-winning chef Herbert Berger, both formerly of 1 Lombard Street.

The restaurant interior and front of house staff remain unchanged. However, Papillon’s new menu will feature classic French brasserie cuisine, including: smoked duck breast, foie gras and gizzard confit salad with lardons, green beans and mushrooms from Perigord, Bouillabaisse and Sole bonne femme. In the evenings the menu will include traditional dishes, such as entrecote steak with bone marrow and red wine sauce or whole grilled line caught sea bass with fennel and Pernod.

The intention is to offer customers simpler, but classic French dishes with Papillon’s new menu and Both Tom and Herbert are committed to delivering this. This sounds like an interesting development and one that is worth investigating. For more information about Papillon why not visit their site at