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L’Autre Pied

French Restaurant in London

L’Autre Pied, 5-7 Blandford St, London, W1U 3DB
020 7486 9696    Email    Website   
Offers
5 courses & matching wines £85
This offer is available from August 12, 2015 until August 12, 2015, subject to availability as displayed in the booking interface. Offer excludes service and includes VAT. Not available in conjunction with other offers. This promotion has additional information available. Click on the link(s) to view.
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Survey Result
Overall Value
3.5
out of 5
Food 
Service 
Ambience 
3.5
£80
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“Colours, tastes and textures are beautifully combined” to create “exciting and delicious” dishes, at Pied à Terre’s Marylebone offshoot; shame about the interior, though – critics say it has “all the ambience of a railway café”.
Owners Description

L'Autre Pied, the sister restaurant of highly acclaimed Pied à Terre, is an independently owned gastronomic restaurant located in fashionable Marylebone, London W1.

Its doors opened in late 2007, under the backing of David Moore and Shane Osborn, giving the talented young chef, Marcus Eaves a perfect platform on which to showcase his art. Within its first year, the restaurant received a string of accolades, including Square Meal's "Best New Restaurant" Spring 2008; Time Out Eating and Drinking Award "Best New Restaurant 2008"; and the UK Good Food Guide "Upcoming Chef of 2008".

June 2011 saw the move of Marcus Eaves to sister restaurant Pied à Terre, where he has taken over the top position in the kitchen.

At the helm of the L'Autre Pied kitchen is the talented Andy McFadden who, in keeping with tradition, was also mentored at Pied à Terre. Andy has worked in some of the best restaurants in Ireland, and on the continent. He has been awarded many accolades in the course of his budding career and has also been a finalist in the Gordon Ramsay scholar award.

Offers
5 courses & matching wines £85
This offer is available from August 12, 2015 until August 12, 2015, subject to availability as displayed in the booking interface. Offer excludes service and includes VAT. Not available in conjunction with other offers. This promotion has additional information available. Click on the link(s) to view.
Features
Outside Tables Yes1
Private Rooms Yes16
Last Orders 10 pm
L’Autre Pied Restaurant Reviews
Reviews of L’Autre Pied Restaurant in W1, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of L’Autre Pied restaurant.
George L
Tremendous tasting menu at bargain offer pr...
Overall Value
3.5
out of 5
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Service 
Ambience 
Reviewed 4 months, 17 days ago

"Tremendous tasting menu at bargain offer price accompanied by an excellent wine flight. Interior is a bit dull and cafe-like."

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CK B
food is average, may be the menu is not my ...
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3.5
out of 5
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Service 
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Reviewed 5 months, 25 days ago

"food is average, may be the menu is not my type but the waiter is very kind to offer something else instead."

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Joseph D
Limited but interesting menu with flavorful...
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3.5
out of 5
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Reviewed 8 months, 29 days ago

"Limited but interesting menu with flavorful renditions of classics"

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Iain G
The tasting menu was quite interesting, but...
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2.5
out of 5
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Reviewed 11 months, 18 days ago

"The tasting menu was quite interesting, but ultimately underwhelming for the price."

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The Editors Review
L'Autre Pied W1 21-11-2007

A Marylebone offshoot of Pied à Terre, offering high-quality Gallic dishes and friendly service in a stripped-down contemporary bistro setting.


A glass half full, or a glass half empty? That's the critical dilemma in trying to assess the new Marylebone offshoot of the celebrated Pied A Terre.


Take the staff issue. We know that it must be difficult to be the proprietor of any restaurant when the critics come in, but such queries as 'so what name have you booked under today?' - the standard reception, it seems, for any recognised reviewer - could perhaps be dressed up with a bit more bonhomie than they were for us. And even the mid-time 'is everything all right?' query seemed a bit perfunctory. The rest of the staff, however, were charm itself.


There are some nice value-touches too. Isn't it great - and eco-friendly - that you're offered free filtered Thames tap as you sit down? And the wine list offers a good range of sensible choices at notably sensible prices. Our bottle of Faugères 2005, for example, at under £20, was no more than three times retail (which is as good as you're going to get, realistically speaking). In the early days, they spoilt it all by charging by bread and olives, but these imposts have now - wisely - been dropped.


On the appearance front, the rather bare decor and absence of tablecloths rather conjure up images of Arbutus - the Soho bistro that's fast becoming arguably the defining restaurant of the second half of the current decade. That's another way, perhaps, of saying that the slight gloominess of these premises' former incarnation (Blandford Street) has not entirely been swept away.


And the food? Fortunately, it turns out to be of consistently good quality. Highlights of our lunch including a mosaic of beetroot whose elegant presentation lived up to the name (althouth the set-lunch pumpkin soup was of rather less interest). Main courses of partridge (deconstucted, and served in broth) and a blade of beef were also very satisfactory, and a desert of poached apple was clean on the palate.


Portions, however, are undoubtedly on the small side. Perhaps that's what 21st-century diners want - and, certainly, it's what's good for 'em - but the dainty portions seem somewhat at odds with the earthiness of much of the cuisine. Some diners may therefore feel that their glass - or at least their plate - is half empty. We suspect, however, that it is the more optimistic analysis which will prevail.


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