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8 Horner Sq., 1st floor Send to Phone
0800 019 1704
Underground: Liverpool Street
Gallic spot in the old Spitalfields Market.

Mon.-Sat. 11am-10m, Sun. 11am-4pm

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: The refurbished Spitalfields Market has been transformed with “squares” and “streets” which, be warned, are not on any map, and not very well signposted either. But persevere, for this terribly Gallic spot, the offspring of Le Bouchon Bordelais in Battersea, offers some pretty gutsy French classics which appear on a menu set out in true brasserie style: les crustaces (crab, lobster, prawns); la mer sur un plateau; les entrées (snails and even frogs’ legs); les poissons (try the mussels); and les viandes (topnotch veal kidneys or roast rack of lamb with rosemary jus). The grill produces juicy steaks just begging to be eaten with frites and a béarnaise sauce. And go for the extravaganza of good French cheeses. The staff are charming and meticulous in their attention but without being obtrusive. The wine list is long, majoring in Burgundies and Bordeaux with plenty of Champagne for when the bankers get their bonuses. There’s a good, simple lunch menu (croque monsieur, salmon, sausages all around) £8 to £10. Set menus £28.50, £36.50, £42.50.


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