Harden's survey result
“A romantic hideaway obscured, by climbing plants, from passers-by” – Catherine Parisot’s St John’s Wood institution has just celebrated its 40th anniversary, serving “classic French cuisine” that is “unchanged in years”. “It is old-fashioned but never boring, conventional but not too formal, simple but not too basic, traditional but still progressive”. To the relief of her many fans, Madame C is targeting her half-century here: “she is always there to come and talk to you, the waiters are very friendly and they want you to have a good time”.
“Madame Catherine reigns as always with French charm” (“although at times she can be a little touchy”) at her St John’s Wood stalwart, whose superbly atmospheric quarters are particularly “perfect for an intimate and romantic meal for two”. She “keeps high standards” including very “dependable” cuisine bourgeoise (but “some new additions on the menu” might not go amiss).
Catherine Parisot’s “charmant” Gallic classic in St John’s Wood “provides a thoroughly enjoyable evening” combining a “lovely” superbly “romantic” setting with a “small, expertly executed menu” of archetypal cuisine bourgeoise. La Patronne’s occasional stormy outbreaks were not in evidence this year.
“Magnifique!” – Catherine Parisot’s “special” St John’s Wood treasure is “so French, fun and romantic” and continues to deliver “dependable, high-quality” cuisine bourgeoise. Service from La Patronne and her team can be “attitude-y” or slow, but on most accounts: “who cares?”
|Wine per bottle||£35.00|
3 Blenheim Terrace, London, NW8 0EH
|Monday||12:30 pm‑2:30 pm, 7 pm‑11 pm|
|Tuesday||12:30 pm‑2:30 pm, 7 pm‑11 pm|
|Wednesday||12:30 pm‑2:30 pm, 7 pm‑11 pm|
|Thursday||12:30 pm‑2:30 pm, 7 pm‑11 pm|
|Friday||12:30 pm‑2:30 pm, 7 pm‑11 pm|
|Saturday||7 pm‑11 pm|
|Sunday||12:30 pm‑2:30 pm|