Under the same ownership as the nearby Café du Jardin (q.v.), this brasserie offers excellent food in a more intimate setting. Because of their position in the heart of theatreland, they also offer good value pre and post theatre menus.
Much of the menu overlaps that of its larger brother - so starters such as 'Escargots Bourguignon'; 'Smoked Salmon with Buckwheat Blinis, Chive and Sour Cream Dressing' and 'Lasagne of Porcini, Parma Ham and Truffle Oil' set the style.
Perhaps to be followed by 'Char-grilled Rib Eye Steak with Pommes Frites and Bearnaise'; 'Pan-fried Fillet of Sea Bass with Caramelised Fennel and Beurre Blanc' or 'Fillet of Veal Fillet with Mozzarella, Rosti Potato and Red Pepper Chutney'. In darker months there are a few game dishes - perhaps 'Breast of Pheasant with Wild Mushrooms and Roasted Parsnips'.
Desserts are traditional, and include the likes of Lemon Tart and 'Fine Apple Tart with Caramel and Crème Chantilly' - all perfectly executed. While those with a more savoury tooth can choose from their selection of British cheeses from Neal's Yard.
- Food Style: Brasserie
- Lunch: Mon-Fri 12.00-15.00, Sat 12.00-24.00, Sun 12.00-23.00; set L £11.95 (2 courses), £15.50 (3 courses); mains £13 to £17.50
- Dinner: Mon-Fri 17.00-24.00, Sat 12.00-24.00, Sun 12.00-23.00; set pre & post theatre D £11.95 (2 courses), £15.50 (3 courses); mains £13 to £17.50
- Seats: 60
- Wine: an interesting list, with some prestigious bottles, kicks off at £12.50
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Nearest station: Covent Garden
- Directions: See the map at the top of the page
- Parking: Street parking
- Closed: some Bank Holidays