SquareMeal Review of
“Such fun, such great food and run with such love”, says a fan of this delightful neighbourhood bistro/wine bar with its homely “restaurant-next-door” vibe. Much is down to the “adorable” husband-and-wife team of Margaux Aubry and chef Joe Sharratt, who wow diners with their daily one-page menu and esoteric list of French-based ‘natural’ wines. Sharratt (ex-Trinity in Clapham) plays fast and loose with culinary influences, though his assured touch makes even the simplest of combinations sing: Devon crab is paired with peanuts and pickled cabbage; boudin noir keeps company with cuttlefish and capers; roast cod makes an oriental appearance with bonito butter and shimeji mushrooms; chocolate mousse is dressed with hazelnuts and barley caramel. Book a table in the neatly panelled back dining room or risk a walk-in space at the bar, where Margaux and her friendly team give inspiring wine recommendations. Naughty? Perhaps, but very nice.