La Chapelle's architecture, just like its menu, perfectly balances the old and the new. The building is exquisite and vast with triple ceiling height, exposed brickwork and a glass balcony suspended in the air. The food is equally grand. The traditional and attentive service leads with confidence and warmth.
Rather than one heavy note of bitter dark chocolate sponge the fondant was a light and melting texture of glistening chocolate, which gave way to reveal a caramel glossy, sweet centre. The additions of soaked raisins, crisp honey comb and a heavenly banana ice cream were enhancing rather than unnecessary overkill.
La Chapelle is truly spectacular. Despite its grandeur it ultimately remains a warm celebration of the very best French flavours and ingredients.