L'Ami Malo 1

14 Artillery Passage , London, E1 7LJ

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SquareMeal Review of L'Ami Malo

Tucked away down olde-worlde Artillery Passage, this cosy all-dayer is a modern take on a Breton crêperie. Tightly-packed tables, candlelight and a neutral colour palette of greys and oak wood add to the romantic factor, while charming young French staff are a further draw. The menu menu of traditional crêpes and galettes come with some not very traditional fillings. Witness the ‘maki’ rolls: a tray of six perfectly formed rolled galettes, each concealing a gently smoky sliver of smoked salmon, a dab of crème fraiche and punchy capers.

To follow, full-sized galettes take centre stage, with options including a sweet helping of confit duck leg with caramelised pear, or a veggie-friendly mushroom fricassee, stuffed with spinach, heaps of mushrooms, stringy melted parmesan, and all pepped up with lightly-spicy chimichurri sauce. Desserts include a tooth-achingly sweet banana and peanut crêpe with lashings of warm caramel, while the cocktail list features a refreshing Pommeau Spritz (calvados and cider with apple juice). Post-dinner, those looking to get battered can head to Le Moulin, the intimate in-house bar.

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L'Ami Malo is recommended for

Cosy | Romantic | Afternoon Eating

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Liverpool Street Tube Station 256m

Aldgate East Tube Station 424m


Address: 14 Artillery Passage , London E1 7LJ

Area: Moorgate Liverpool Street

Opening times

Mon-Sat 11am-11pm

Nearby Landmarks

Spitalfields 179m

Britart 270m


Telephone: 020 7247 8595


Cuisine: French


Food & Drink: 10.0

Service: 10.0

Atmosphere: 8.0

Value: 10.0

Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 5.0

Kathy H. bronze reviewer 29 March 2018

Having just come back from Brittany, I spotted this restaurant as a new opening in the City, and was keen to try the galettes to see how they compared! They are completely authentic and delicious! I tried the pork cheek and apple one, and my friend had the sausage one, and both vowed to return as they were so good! It was quiet when we arrived, but we were early, and we were pleased to see the restaurant get busier! Definitely worth making an effort to find this restaurant and I wish them every success.

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