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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Classic French cooking with old school service

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At a glance

Tasting menu
Private dining
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access
Service charge
Credit cards accepted

Small, intimate and owner-run, this old-school French restaurant feels like it has been around for decades. As befits a traditional French restaurant, the wine list is hefty in both range and price and the food displays confident cooking skills, high-quality ingredients and the type of heavy saucing you rarely encounter this side of the Channel. Ribbon-thin sautéed calamari with vegetable julienne and confit fennel makes for a flying start, followed by grouse pie with spinach, mushrooms and a seriously intense grouse sauce. For fans of theatrical tableside service, the showstopping canard de Rouen à la pressé is worth a blowout. Leave room for classic puds such as tarte Tatin or Grand Marnier soufflé.

Opening hours

  • Closed: Christmas, Bank holidays, Easter
  • Days closed: Sunday to Monday
  • Closed for lunch: Saturday
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 3
  • Dinner served from: 6
  • Dinner served until: 10

Chef

  • Chef(s): Abdul Cisse

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Classic French
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 20
  • Wines over £30: 200
  • Wines by the glass: 10

Price guide

  • Starter from: £7
  • Main course from: £20
  • Dessert from: £7
  • 2-course lunch from: £24
  • 3-course lunch from: £28
  • 3-course dinner from: £42.50
  • Tasting menu from: £55
  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Assist dogs welcome

Additional information

  • Seats: 45
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 30
  • Off-site parking available: On street

Getting here

Nearest train station

Chancery Lane
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