Le Bouchon Bordelais

Our two children had, strangely, expressed an interest in eating snails! This was not as a result of the credit crunch or play in the garden but a persistent request. So we headed off to Le Bouchon Bordelais, which conveniently has a children’s menu and includes Coquillettes Pasta with Ham, Fish Fingers and Steak Haché (followed by ice cream) but also a crèche (with toys, books and a TV) on Sundays.

We very much enjoyed an authentic French Onion Soup and a Foie Gras special (divine) for our starters (from £6.50). All were served with aplomb and panache rarely found in restaurants these days. The mains kept the standard high. Our Cote de Boeuf was announced like the arrival of a dignitary at a society ball such was the pride of the staff. The meat, Prime Aberdeen Angus, Limousine and Charolais breeds matured for 21 days, was priced at £19.50 per person and the whole family tucked in – we couldn’t finish it!  A Half Roast Free Range Chicken was so succulent you barely needed a knife to cut it and with an array of vegetables, which were simply magic to the taste buds followed by ice cream and sorbet for the kids and cheeses for me. Oh, and about those Snails in Garlic (£9.50 per dozen) – well, our three year old ate more than all of us, but pointed out that the shells were not for eating!


5-9 Battersea Rise 
SW11 1HG

Tel:020 7738 0307

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