SquareMeal Review of
Brasserie Toulouse Lautrec
South London Francophiles with a penchant for bourgeois food should leg it to this maverick Kennington wine bar for some tasty trademark classics – think pan-fried chicken livers, Burgundy snails
with garlic butter, heart-warming cassoulet or slow-cooked pork belly, bolstered by a genial ’Allo ’Allo! atmosphere. Toulouse Lautrec is an all-family affair, with Hervé Regent (who also owns the
adjacent Lobster Pot) playing the role of René Artois alongside three sons & his wife. The show takes place in a ramshackle three-storey building that boasts an open kitchen, tightly clustered
brasserie, speakeasy bar & roof terrace, plus a private room buried away in the cellar. With a daily programme of live music & a category-ticking wine list it’s all good fun, & the
sequestered location on a windswept Kennington thoroughfare simply adds to the charm.