Named after a 1935 Marcel Pagnol film, this smart restaurant specialises in the flavours of Provence. Expect an impressive glass-ceilinged dining room, open-plan kitchen + the contrasting background noise of cicadas!
On the food front, expect the likes of 'Salad Niçoise'; 'Seared Scallops with a Smoked Celeriac Emulsion & Poutargue'; 'Cassolette of Snails & Anchovies'; Foie Gras & Vin Cuit Terrine with Pickled Walnuts & Grapes' and Provençal & Corsican Charcuterie Platter' amongst winter starters.
Perhaps 'Pissaladière Nicoise with Caramelised Onions, Black Olives & Anchovies'; 'Grilled Beef Onglet with Gnocchi, Baby Onions & Red Wine Jus'; 'Roasted Pheasant with Jerusalem Artichokes & Chestnuts'; 'Chicory, Goats Cheese & Port-Reduction Risotto' plus Daily Fish Specials on the mains.
Those with a sweet tooth made then be tempted by 'Warm Black Chocolate & Nuciola Tart with Pear Sorbet' or 'Rice Pudding with Apricots, Pistachios & Muscovado Tuile' - whilst cheese lovers are offrered a selection of Goat & Ewe varieties.
Their set price menu's offer particularly good value for money.
Service is both friendly & professional.
- Food Style: French
- Lunch: Mon-Fri 12.00-14.15; set L £21.50 (2 courses), £26.50 (3 courses); mains about £12 to £22
- Dinner: Mon-Fri 17.45-22.00; set D £29.50 (2 courses), £34.50 (3 courses)
- Seats: 65
- Wine: an all French list focuses particularly on Provence & Corsica, kicking off at around £20
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible
- Nearest station: Chancery Lane Underground
- Directions: See the map on this page
- Closed: Sat & Sun, most Bank Holidays