REVIEW: La Poule au Pot

What?

La Poule au Pot has been a Belgravia institution for as long as anyone cares to remember. The alluring interior, with its intimate nooks and festoons of dried flowers and bric-à-brac has changed little since the 60s and offers an authentic re-creation of “paysan” France.

Alongside the wonderfully atmospheric ambience, the menu is classic French too: excellent ingredients, generous portions and fine cooking, presented with exuberant panache. The wine list is honest, thoughtful and interesting.

Where?

Address:

231 Ebury Street
London
SW1W 8UT

La Poule au Pot is on Mozart Square, at the junction of Pimlico Road and Ebury Street, in London SW1. Sloane Square is a 5-minute walk from the restaurant. King’s Road Chelsea, the high-end fashion emporia of Sloane Street and the elegant streets of Belgravia are, quite literally, on the doorstep. Victoria Station is only a ten minute walk.

The vibes?

No wonder it was voted “best for romance” in London, you feel transported to France, with its hanging baskets and dried flowers surrounding you. The decor is dark and woody and incredibly busy with metal fencing and old bicycles separating diners, never leaving you short of something to look at.

What we ate

We started off with a classic, french style mussels in a  wine and garlic sauce, the mussels were fresh and the sauce beautifully complimented the Mussels sea brine flavors.  We also had Chicken liver pate served with Bread, the pate was full of flavor but was also light and a great starter, couldn’t ask for more when it comes to such a classic dish.

To follow we had Beef bourguignon, which is a classic and a personal favorite dish and was not let down, as the beef was stewed to perfection, falling apart and full of flavor form the red wine sauce. We also had the roast Guinea Fowl, the meat was so tender and juicy and the skin was crisp and full of flavor.

Our Thoughts? 

Fantastic venue with a great romantic vibe and in the warmer months the opportunity to enjoy the outside dining area, which allows you to enjoy some great french food from a long standing establishment, and watch London go by whilst not getting sucked into the hustle and bustle.

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