SquareMeal Review of
The French Tarte
Pitched next door to the highly popular French Table, this café seduces Surbiton with its line-up of
signature home-baked goodies, and delivers the goods with the same enthusiasm as its grown-up neighbour. True to form, the place oozes petite Parisienne charms, with its marble-topped tables,
vibrant French posters and fine-weather alfresco seating. Highlights from the all-day roster include savouries such as croque monsieur or pissaladière, while salads might tempt with confit duck and
figs with mushrooms and a Merlot reduction. Filled baguettes (perhaps crayfish and avocado with chilli-garlic dressing) are another crowd pleaser, and sweet-toothed punters are lured by pear and
almond tart, lemon drizzle cake or perhaps pistachio and raspberry macarons. Also look out for regular Friday suppers featuring moules-frites, boeuf bourguignon and suchlike.