5 William IV Street, Covent Garden, LONDON, WC2N 4DW
Terroirs is split over two levels: a ground-floor wine bar and a downstairs restaurant. You can eat what you like where you like. Provincial French cooking, with a nod towards the Mediterranean, is the style, based on quality fresh produce. Kick off with a dish of charcuterie - perhaps duck rillettes - and progress to a selection of 'small plates', which is a decent choice that includes, say, brawn with sauce gribiche and toast, prawns cooked in sherry, chilli and garlic or Bayonne ham with celeriac remoulade. Dishes are never over-complicated or ostentatiously novel, so flavours are forthright, which is as true of the handful of plats du jour as it is of the rest of the output. Among successes are lamb chops with anchovy, capers and chard, and roast partridge with lentils and salsa verde, while the fish dish of the day could be gilt head bream fillet with Jerusalem artichokes and wild mushrooms. An impressive line-up of well-kept cheeses awaits as a finale, with a short list of puddings extending perhaps to pannacotta flavoured with orange and Campari.
Tel: 020 7036 0660
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Days closed: Sun
Dates closed: Xmas, New Year, Etr, BHs
Cooking type: Mediterranean, European
Chef: Michal Chacinski
Number of seats: 120
Accessible for wheelchairs.
Steps for wheelchair: 5
A La Carte Dinner Main Course from: £17.50
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