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24 April 2014
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Casse-Croûteone star

109 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3XB

£28.00 French South Bank, Borough etc
  • Wine: £18.00
  • Champagne: £39.00
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 9am-10pm (Sun -5pm)

Square Meal Review of Casse-Croûte ?

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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  1. Casse-Croûte

    109 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3XB
    Overall rating:
     
    Monikasays

    Bijou bistro

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    • Food & Drink: 8
    • Service: 8
    • Atmosphere: 8
    • Value: 8

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  1. Published : Thursday, 27th March 2014

    vialaporte :: Casse-Croute // Bermondsey // London

    Being French, I love to find a restaurant that reminds me of home, which is exactly what Casse-Croûte does. All of the team is French, they speak French with the diners and all food is French. The atmosphere is almost so real that you feel that you are actually in a Parisian bistro, but it takes more than scribbling the menu on a blackboard to make an authentic experience; the food needs to be up to scratch too. Considering the price, I was expecting to the level of food that you’d find in Paris. Restaurants like L’Entredgeu or Ardoise are the benchmark. Firstly, you might not be impressed by the restrictive choice; three starters, three mains and three desserts. When the kitchen is trying to be this efficient with its cooking, then it needs to be turning out perfect plates. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case, as what you are served is simple bistro food with no hint of a twist...
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  2. If it was possible to pluck a fictional eaterie out of the Parisian back streets of the film Amelie and plant it on Bermondsey Street in London, it would look exactly like Casse-Croûte. This small bistro with around 20 seats and a few spaces to prop up the digestif laden bar is about as French as Gérard Depardieu sporting a beret and belting out the full run of La Marseillaise. But more bijou (thankfully). It has everything to match the French bistro of your mind, the sort you would hope to stumble into on the left bank after a walk from Montparnasse late one evening to continue a conversation about the works of Yann Tiersen over pastis and cassoulet...
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  3. Published : Saturday, 10th August 2013

    [FEAST to the world] :: Casse-Croute, Bermondsey

    Few new openings excite me these days, but then few places are like Casse-Croûte. Opened just a little less than a month ago is this petit Gallic bistro in Bermondsey. Own and run by the general manager of the Tapas bar, José just across the road. Sitting only about 20-covers, this charming bistro serves authentic, classic French dishes alongside with an all-French wine list...
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  4. Published : Sunday, 4th August 2013

    Samphire and Salsify :: Casse-Croute

    It’s a tiny restaurant with tables packed very close together – so much so that it’s inevitable one of you will knock over a glass or two when getting to your seat. But with that comes a great atmosphere and a great French soundtrack playing in the background – it felt like we were actually in France. The daily changing menu (written in French) is small with just three options per course and is displayed on a blackboard on the wall...
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  5. Casse-Croute, a small little French bistro recently opened by Hervé Durochat, on Bermondsey Street. Ditching my ballet and jazz shoes on another beautiful Monday morning, I was eager to check out what this new place had to offer. I popped my head into the empty restaurant and double-checked that they were open before seating myself at the little corner by the window. It was too hot to sit outside, but at least I could still people-watch from where I was; watching curious passerby's peering through the windows every now and then...
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  6. It never ceases to amaze me how the culinary gentrification of the London Bridge area doesn’t seem to be letting off steam. Particularly the extremely popular Bermondsey street is a shining example of this. With the arrival of Casse Croute South Londoners have a viable option if they want to indulge in proper French Bistro dining (which was definitely a missing piece on Bermondsey Street’s culinary map)...
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Essential Details for Casse-Croûte

  • Address: 109 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3XB
  • Telephone: 020 7407 2140
  • Website:
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 9am-10pm (Sun -5pm)

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