Tiny Casse-Croûte is the brainchild of Hervé Durochat (manager of Spanish favourite José across the road), who has invested this engaging new venture with all the trappings of a proper Parisian bistro – think patterned mirrors, checked gingham tablecloths and a back bar stocked with intriguing spirits, including four types of pastis. The day’s menu is scribbled on a blackboard, with just three choices at each stage and hardly a cliché in sight. A stupendous plate of veal kidneys in a rich onion and mushroom sauce is as good a cold-weather starter as you’ll find, while mains might see rib-sticking boeuf bourguignon or catfish with fried new potatoes in a rich shellfish sauce. For an impressive finish, try almond cake with fig compote and cream or an exceptionally flaky millefeuille. Everything on the wide-ranging, all-French wine list is available by the glass or carafe.
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