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This adorably pretty, 50-year-old veteran is like a faded film set – unashamedly romantic and defiantly, almost theatrically French. It’s always a ‘squeeze’ in the cluster of small rooms with their
quirkily rustic jumble of lace curtains, scuffed wooden chairs, retro china, flickering candles and baskets of dried flowers, but there’s more space out on the terrace flanked by potted olive
trees. The menu, written in French, offers a flavoursome run through the classics of ‘simple country cooking’ – onion tart, cassoulet, rabbit in mustard sauce and, of course, poule au pot continue
to work their magic. There are plenty of votes for the surprisingly well-priced wine list, too: the ‘quaffable’ house wine is dispensed in magnums, and you simply pay for what you drink.
Twinkly-eyed waiters know how to turn on the charm.
On the all too rare occasions that London is graced with a blue and cloudless sky, al fresco drinking and dining are on my immediate and essential agenda. So, when the weather is looking comme ca……may I suggest you pick up the phone to La Poule au Pot in Pimlico, muster up your finest franglais and book yourself a terrace table. You could even, if you’re feeling energetic and visiting on a Saturday, arrive slightly earlier to peruse the farmer’s market that takes place every weekend just next door on Mozart Square. I’ve never made it down time to witness said stalls, but the chat is that they’re goodies.Anyway,...
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This beautiful little French restaurant is nestled within the heart of Belgravia next to the old square in Ebury. It is easy to walk by La Poule au Pot especially in the winter at it is dark inside and has little promotion (it really doesn’t need it). In the summer however they have seats on the path way where people enjoy long afternoons of wine, cheese and friends (that is the life, no?).We walked into this small quaint restaurant and were greeted immediately by the waiter at a small wooden desk, he spoke French and we managed to get by (clearly he spoke English but it was clear it did not come naturally...
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