This 'bistro-style' restaurant, is considered by many Francophiles to be one of the most romantic in London. To gain a table in the rustic dining room, with its closely-spaced wooden tables, lace and hop-clad windows and walls, booking is absolutely essential.
Prices are firm alround - but the atmosphere makes it worthwhile for many.
Expect to find the likes of traditional 'Escargot' (with garlic butter, but here 9 are served); 'Smoked Salmon stuffed with Crab' ; 'Le Foie Gras Poelé et som Verre de Montbazillac'; and 'Mediterranean Fish Soup' (with rouille etc.) among the starters.
Maybe 'Rabbit in a Mustard Sauce', 'Saddle of Lamb with Garlic'; 'Grilled Daurade Fillets with White Wine and Fennel'; 'Steak Frites' or the eponymous 'Poule au Pot' amongst the mains.
Desserts, such as 'Chocolate Mousse' and 'Crème Brulée' are again traditional, simple, but well executed. French cheese is another option.
Service is friendly, but can by stretched when the place is in full swing.
- Food Style: French
- Lunch: all week; 12.30-18.00 (Sun 15.30) set L from £23.75 (2 courses) to £27.50; mains from about £19 to £32
- Dinner: all week 19.00-23.00 (Sun 22.00); main courses from about £19 to £32
- Seats: 70, plus 40 outside
- Wine: An all French wine list, kicks off in the high £20's – but their house magnums offer good value
- Children's portions: No
- Wheelchair access: Yes, but not lavatory
- Nearest station: Victoria or Sloane Square Underground (15 minutes walk)
- Directions: At the southern end of Ebury Street, opposite Orange Square. See the map on this page
- Parking: Street parking
- Closed: 24th-26th Dec; 1 Jan
- Air conditioned
- Outside eating