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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
8-course vegetarian menu, £72 down to £58 per person
This offer is available from April 26, 2016 until July 31, 2016, subject to availability as displayed in the booking interface. Not available in conjunction with other offers. Offer excludes service.
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2016 Survey Result
Overall Value
3.5
out of 5
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Service 
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3.5
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“Tremendous”, “high-quality” cuisine (including “bargain tasting menus with excellent wine flights”) ensures that Pied à Terre’s “first-class” Marylebone spin-off continues to “punch above the weight” of its small (“slightly dull and cafe-like”) premises.
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STOP PRESS: November 2015: Chef Andy McFadden will move over from L'Autre Pied to replace Marcus Eaves as exec chef at Pied à Terre.
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
8-course vegetarian menu, £72 down to £58 per person
This offer is available from April 26, 2016 until July 31, 2016, subject to availability as displayed in the booking interface. Not available in conjunction with other offers. Offer excludes service.
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.
tom g
Visited recently as first time.Our best mea...
Overall Value
4.5
out of 5
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Reviewed 11 days ago

"Visited recently as first time.Our best meal of the month. All are excellent, it's worth it.Booking is advisable."

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Wendy W
What a top restaurant should be - discrete,...
Overall Value
4.5
out of 5
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Reviewed 12 days ago

"What a top restaurant should be - discrete, excellent service, delicious food, nice little extras, comfortable seating and a pleasant decor. The food is beautifully presented and TASTES. Whether one is there for a simple two courses, no fuss, or a special occasion, it is worth the reasonable prices, and a place to go back top again and again, as we have done!"

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Geoffrey P
We had a good value prix fixe lunch - the m...
Overall Value
3.5
out of 5
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Reviewed 29 days ago

"We had a good value prix fixe lunch - the main carte is expensive but judging by the cheapo version probably very high quality"

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Kerry R
service a bit perfunctory. but food outstan...
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3.5
out of 5
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Reviewed 5 months, 19 days ago

"service a bit perfunctory. but food outstanding"

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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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