There's a real Parisian 'bistro' feel to this excellent neighbourhood restaurant, set in a leafy area of Chiswick. Their house speciality is a whole Vacherin Gratiné in an Almonds and Truffle Crust - this is available (shared between two) as a starter during the cheese's peak season between November and February.
Other tempting starters might include 'Escargot de Bourgogne'; 'Oeuf Sur le Plat, Sauce Bordelaise' (baked duck egg with red wine and bone marrow) or 'Jerusalem Artichoke Soup with Foie Gras'.
Maybe to be followed by 'Ravioli de Potiron et Sauge' (pumpkin ravioli, sage and pine nuts); 'Lotte Rôtie et Ragoût de Moules au Safran' (monkfish with mussels and saffron) or 'Côte de Boeuf Grillée, Sauce Béarnaise.
Traditional French desserts such as 'Fondant au Chocolat, Glace Amaretto'; 'Ile Flottante' and Pain Perdu aux Prunes d'Agen' (an interesting twist on bread and butter pudding) - set the style.
Or finish with their good selection of French farmhouse cheeses.
Friendly, relaxing service.
- Food Style: French
- Lunch: Tues-Sun, 12.00-15.00; mains £15 to £26; set L £20 (2 courses) to £25 (3 courses); set L Sun £25 (3 courses)
- Dinner: all week, 18.00-22.30 (Sun 22.00); mains £15 to £26; set D Sun-Thurs £28.50 (2 courses) to £35
- Seats: 70, plus 15 outside
- Wine: an all French list, kicks off at around the £18 mark, and offers some interesting bottles from the regions
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible
- Nearest station: Turnham Green Underground; or Chiswick Park Rail & Underground
- Directions: See the map at the top of the page
- Parking: Street parking
- Closed: L Mon; some Bank Holidays
- Air conditioned
- Outside eating