Augustine Kitchen

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"GOOD"

3 reviews

63 Battersea Bridge Road , London, SW11 3AU

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augustine kitchen 2013

SquareMeal Review of Augustine Kitchen

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"GOOD"

“Consistently fabulously French!” exclaimed a fan of this “lovely independent bistro”, set up by Franck Raymond (one-time head chef at Covent Garden’s Mon Plaisir). Named after the chef’s grandmother, this venture is “recommended by all the locals”, mainly because it deals in honest, unshowy Gallic cooking – at prices suited to the neighbourhood location. “Smart but not stuffy interiors” (white tablecloths, high-backed chairs and specials boards) set the scene for patriotic wines and a refined bourgeois menu served by attentive staff. Readers speak highly of the juicy king prawns and basil en papillote, the pike mousse with lobster sauce and the grilled entrecôte with tarragon butter and “proper” French fries – gutsy French flavours elevated by touches of finesse. For afters, choose between the rum-soaked diplomat pudding and the “suitably rich” chocolate and pistachio mousse. An instant local gem.

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Augustine Kitchen Location

63 Battersea Bridge Road , London SW11 3AU

Opening times

Mon-Sun 12N-3pm 6-10.30pm

Augustine Kitchen's Reviews

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Food & Drink: 9.3

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Service: 9.3

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Atmosphere: 6.7

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Value: 8.3

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Food + drink: 4

Service: 4

Atmosphere: 3

Value: 4

Silver Reviewer
10 March 2016

I ate here by chance with a friend who lives locally; we sat down at 2.30pm on a Saturday, just in time for the fixed-price lunch; the place was still pretty full, with couple and some larger family groups. Set price lunch (for just £10) had a couple of choices for starter, main or pudding. game terrine was home-made and pretty punchy, and the mains of boeuf bourgignon and fish on a bed of greens looked and tasted good. Glad to see wines by the carafe. Just over £40 for 2, which included an extra glass of red and service. Pleasant service (from a Spanish lady, not French!).

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Food + drink: 5

Service: 5

Atmosphere: 4

Value: 4

Platinum Reviewer
30 August 2015

A lovely independent restaurant with authentic regional French cooking and charming service. Mid week in August it was quiet, but this suited our party of four. There were plenty of things on the menu we wanted to eat, and I started with king prawn and basil papilotte - 5 juicy fat prawns, individually wrapped with a sliver of basil leaf and transparent crunchy filo pastry - these created menu envy around the table. Grilled entrecote with tarragon butter for the main course came with proper thin French fries, while the rack of lamb for others arrived with luscious gratin potatoes and we couldn't help dipping in to the creamy-cheesy sauce. The pike mouse with lobster sauce and pearl barley looked quite light, but was said to be good as well as filling. It was all going so well we had to have desserts. The diplomat pudding was good, a sort of bread and butter pudding with plenty of rum, the chocolate and pistachio mousse suitably rich, while the pink praline floating island was a bit underwhelming. The locals are lucky to have this smart but not stuffy restaurant on their doorstep.

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Food + drink: 5

Service: 5

Atmosphere: 2

Value: 4

18 June 2014

Super meal. Really high quality cooking. Excellent service. Only criticism was that it was a little quiet this evening. It is great to see and meet a chef who takes such obvious pride in his cooking and service. So much better than many of the over rated and over priced restaurants on the other side of the river. Chapeau Monsieur.

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