If Duck and Red wine is your thing then you need to check out Monsier Le Duck on Clerkenwell Road, Farringdon. Influenced by the South of France – Gascony, this rustic and chic restaurant offers nothing but Duck and it is delicious! The staff welcome you from the moment you step through the door, with a buzzy ambiance even on a week day, this is a great spot to catch a casual dinner or drink with friends.
What we ate!
Spice and Stormy – Dark Rum, Demarera Syrup, Clove, Chili, Angostura, Lime, Ginger Ale – This cocktail was fiery with a kick from the chili, this is perfect if you like a punchy cocktail!
Peach Iced Tea – Peach Liqeur, Bourbon, Earl Grey, Peychauds & Lemongrass Syrup – This cocktail was light and refreshing, not too overpowering and a perfect go to for a midweek catchup.
Le Grand Jeau – Confit Duck Leg, 100g Chargrilled Breast, 100g Pan Roasted Breast and Duck Burger – Where to begin! This platter was dreamy! With all the varieties of duck on one plate, we did not know where to begin. With this being my first ever duck burger I did not know what to expect however there was a slight saltiness which was pleasantly surprising, the burger was cooked to perfection, soft-centred
and paired with a brioche bun – Yum! The Confit Duck Leg definitely came close to being my favourite in this group as the crunchiness of the outer-layer compared with the soft meat on the inside made this a great combo.
Crème brûlée – I was super excited for this when I first saw this on the menu and it was everything I expected it to be. With the crunchy hardened caramelised sugar layer on the top, I broke into it instantly. The creamy cool layer underneath was rich and satisfying. The perfect portion also as you always end up wanting more!
This venue is a great place to entertain a small group, with a private bar on the first floor called ‘The Duck Nest’, this can be booked for events with a standing capacity of up to 60 guests and private dining for up to 20! The decor is sleek with crushed velvet furniture and Art Nouveau, treat your guests to an array of cocktails and Jazz music in this chic spot, they will not be disappointed!