La Fromagerie

2-6 Moxon Street , London, W1U 4EW

3 reviews

34 Cafes Marylebone

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SquareMeal Review of La Fromagerie

A significant contributor to Marylebone’s reputation as a foodie hub, Patricia Michelson’s cheese shop does so much more besides. The shelves are loaded with all manner of fromage-friendly goodies as well as chocolates, fruit & vegetables, while the contents of the cheese room itself are served in the studiously simple café area at the back. Take a seat at the huge communal table or on one of the benches & enjoy a carefully chosen selection of artisan specimens at their peak; alternatively, pick a mixed charcuterie plate, a hot pie or savoury tart at lunchtime, or even one of the rich sweet treats. The care lavished on the cheese is sometimes missing elsewhere (dusty shelves, dried-out cake) but that doesn’t deter fans, who love La Fromagerie’s comfortable, just-dropped-in atmosphere.

Grana Padano

Grana Padano has become the world’s best-selling PDO cheese and one of the most loved products in Italy. It has been made with the same passion for almost 1,000 years in the heart of the Po River Valley in Northern Italy using only local milk, and aged from nine to over 20 months. What’s more, 30g of Grana Padano PDO contains the same nutritional value as approximately one pint of milk and it is lactose free due to its long ageing and production process. Real Grana Padano cheese can be recognised by the small diamond lozenges on its rind. So always check there is some rind on the piece you are buying.

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7.3

Food & Drink: 7.7

Service: 6.0

Atmosphere: 8.3

Value: 6.7

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 3.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 3.0

Chris70 platinum reviewer 27 September 2011

A cosy little bistro experience, ideal for a nice lazy lunch. Although away from the cheese platter it was a little surprising that cheese didn’t feature that highly on the menu. Be prepared to spend lots in the cheese room on your way out!

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 3.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 3.0

Miracle O'Kincea 06 December 2010

The first impression is just the sense of being impressed. If you love cheese this must be heaven, but even if you don't, assuming you are not expecting a large meal, this is very very lovely. The antipasti contained everything from delicious olives, roasted beet-root to lovely firm goat's cheese. Flavours so vivid it makes you wonder if they have a riviera microclimate hidden somewhere. We were first suspicious if the seasonal pumpkin-soup would live up to expectations, Marylebone has many lovely places that serves beautiful soups at a much lower cost. But wow, I know not everyone may like their soup thick but with the rustic bread and beautiful flavours it may be one of the best soups I have tried. The man that greeted us on the door made and amazing effort in finding us a table, (not as in some places where they treat you like a hassle if you ask for one). The waitress at our table was of the new waiting staff type of increasing popularity, efficient but a level of english that makes you wonder if they are intentionally rude to you or not? A note is that you cannot book, and also they demand a mimimum 10 pound spend during lunch. But if you have a long lunchhour it is worth a try, even worth an across-london trek…

Food & Drink: 3.0

Service: 2.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 3.0

Carl Johan silver reviewer 11 March 2009

I'm not really sure why there's only “drinks” to rate since I've had some really good food at La Fromagerie. I'm a huge cheese fanatic and living close to a place like this is just too good. The recently enlarged store section is excellently laid out, with bread, small pots of random jams and other French-style foods and bits and bobs all over the place. My favourite is obviously the Cheese Room. A whole wonderfully smelly room full of all kinds of cheeses. I'm always impressed by the helpfulness of the staff in choosing appropriate cheeses for whatever occassion or wine. If only the staff serving you at the table were as helpful, which is a bit of an issue. Another, probably inevitable, downside to the restaurant is that they don't take bookings. The queue can sometimes be very long and the fact that you're seeing the queue from where you're eating doesn't exactly relax you.. Otherwise, a really nice and quaint place for a weekday brunch.

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