Tuesday, 3 November 2009

La Trouvaille: The Verdict

Last night was parental restaurant night - 3rd week running - this time with Mum AND Dad.

We were madly unlucky with our first two choices (a Monday, honestly) with Yalla Yalla fully booked and a 20 minute wait at Mildreds. So we ended up exploring a new option, and I am glad we did. The place is called La Trouvaille, it's on Newburgh St, running parallel to Carnaby Street, and it felt like a little corner of Paris that sneaked over on the Eurostar.

We sat at the wine bar downstairs, although there is also a restaurant upstairs Tuesday to Saturday. The place feels 'authentic' and sounded authentic too - at least half the patrons were French, and the staff were too. If you can't afford to cross the Channel to practise your French, I'd suggest you come here!

The three of us went for the meat and cheese sharing platter, meant for two, and wines by the glass (the wine list was great, and at £4 - £6.50 by the glass very reasonable too). Wines were also available by the bottle, or as our waiter said "by the bucket" too. See, the French can do non pretentious very well. Our wines were all excellent - much tastier than standard pub or restaurant fare which served to remind me of what rubbish booze I usually put up with.

I'll be back! Possibly writing my novel and pretending I'm on the Left Bank.

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