Petrossian is synonymous with fine caviar since the family first bought the rarefied delicacy to the heart of Paris in the 1920s. Today, the eponymous caviar brand is widely acclaimed by connoisseurs globally. The family counts boutiques and restaurants across Paris, Los Angeles, New York, and now London.
Coinciding with Petrossian opening its first UK Caviar Lab just outside of London, the House has opened its first London boutique in the heart of South Kensington and a stone’s throw away from the charming stores of Fulham Road, notably including other Parisian favourites Chanel and the iconic flagship store of JOSEPH.
A striking façade in Petrossian’s signature teal blue invites guests inside to explore the world of the still family-owned brand through an experiential boutique and charming café. A chic spot and already attracting the Chelsea set, the store exudes the savoir-faire and flair Petrossian is so well known for. Stepping inside, you enter to see the deli counter, which acts almost as a focal point for the space; foodies can rejoice with the full selection of Petrossian’s caviar, smoked salmon (sliced in front of you) and other delicacies all available to buy and enjoy in the comfort of one’s home.
For the café, it’s a quaint space and makes for the perfect pit stop to enjoy some fine food and a selection of champagne and premium vodkas. Plush seating spread across room for just 16 covers sets the tone. The tables overlook the enviable deli counter, and the natural daylight from the windows comes in adds a pleasant warmth to the overall experience.
As you might expect, caviar is championed across the menu, though let this not distract you from enjoying some of the other signature dishes (the tarama is made on-site and to die for), all of which are perfect for a light bite. An array of Instagrammable dishes await; think an oven-baked potato topped with a generous dollop of caviar or Petrossian’s famed croque served with either truffle, pata negra or, of course, caviar.
The food is cooked to perfection, and the knowledgeable service elevates the whole vibe; the staff are notably passionate about their fare, and you can certainly learn a thing or two about the different varieties of caviar served along the way.
With so many standout dishes on the menu and knowing that each is cooked to perfection, you’ll soon make Petrossian’s indulgent little café and boutique you’re new local. Hot food is served between 11.30am – 3pm with cold dishes and deli plates running until 7pm for an early evening meal.
Words by Jaz Grewal.