It's no surprise that it can be difficult to get a table at this unassuming little Soho restaurant, and it typifies all that a bistro should be but so rarely is. A huddle of tables spreads over two floors with candles in wax-laden bottles and friendly unpatronising service. There have been complaints from early evening diners being hustled through - if worried about this, mention this when booking or choose to eat after 21.00, when your table won't be required again.
The menu changes a little each day, but starters such as 'Mushroom & Thyme Soup'; 'Bayonne Ham with Buffalo Mozzarella'; 'Moules Mariniere' and various terrines, set the style for starters.
To be followed by Steaks, Grilled Tuna, and French traditional dishes. Vegetarians have plenty of interesting choice.
Desserts might include 'Victoria Plum & Hazelnut Crumble' and 'Sticky Toffee Pudding'; plus there are top-quality cheeses from Neal's Yard.
- Food Style: Bistro
- Lunch: Mon-Fri 12.00-15.00 (Sat 12.30-15.30), Sun 13.00-16.00; mains about £14 to £25
- Dinner: Mon-Sat 17.30-22.45 (Sun 18.00-22.30), mains about £14 to £25
- Seats: 60, plus 4 outside
- Wine: an excellent list has modest mark-ups
- Wheelchair access: Ground floor only - so mention this when booking
- Nearest station: Oxford Street or Piccadilly Circus Underground
- Directions: See the map on this page
- Closed: Dec. 24th to Jan. 2nd; Easter, Aug. Bank Holiday Mon.
- Air conditioned
- Outside eating