‘Everyone’s welcome’, says French patron Luc Daguzan – the brains and soul behind this affable allcomers’ bistro. You can drop by for anything from a cup of coffee or a beer to a full three-course blow-out or a Sunday roast, and they even have a full ‘menu des enfants’ for the little ones. Gallic classics such as French onion soup, confit duck, Gruyère tart and beef bourguignon dominate the menu, but the kitchen is also happy to send out plates of smoked haddock risotto, twice-cooked pork belly or roast chump of lamb with black pudding polenta, roast beetroot and white wine jus. To finish, don’t miss the cheese counter at the bar or the trolley loaded with ripe specimens from Rungis Market in Paris. France is also the main player on the wine list, although the owner’s penchant is for pastis.