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|Address:||231 Ebury Street, London SW1W 8UT|
|Tel:||020 7730 7763|
|Price: £54.00||Wine: £24.50||Champagne: £51.00|
|Opening Hours:||Mon-Sun 12N-2.30pm (Sat-Sun -4pm) 6.45-11pm (Sun -10pm)|
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I was really looking forward to re-trying La Poule au Pot since it had been ages since my last time. The whole experience started off in a slightly negative tone since the person I booked with was appropriately rude, à la Francaise. I was also concerned that the dimmed lighting and the ‘romantic’ atmosphere I remembered had clouded my food judgement.
Luckily, my fears were unfounded. I had asparagus as starter and the veal escalope as main and both were delicious. I also tried my girlfriend’s foie gras and her garlic lamb, and although the lamb was served a bit too cold, it was really tasteful and tender. The foie gras outshone my asparagus, which was good, but appropriately straight forward.
Most people rave on about the atmosphere, but to some extent I must say it’s all in the dim lighting. The actual place is getting quite worn down, a bit more than the customary “French” brasserie style interior should allow for. That said, I’m still a fan, both of the atmosphere, the service and most importantly the food.
On the minus side, and although I truly enjoyed the food, it is slightly overpriced, with most mains around or above the 20 mark, but I would definitely recommend a visit. Finally, as if it’s not clear already, this is a place to go to with your girl- or boyfriend, not as a group of friends..