RestaurantsLondonSt John's WoodNW8

survey result

Summary

£80
 ££££
4
Very Good
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This “consistently fabulous restaurant” in St John’s Wood has a “special and romantic atmosphere” thanks to its “charming” French owner Catherine Parisot, who has run it for 42 years and ensures the “service is so good and personal” that “you can’t fail to feel boosted by a visit”. The classic ‘cuisine bourgeoise’ hits the spot every time, too.

Summary

£75
 ££££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Run by the owner for 41 years and I have been a customer for over 35 years and the quality has never varied!” – Catherine Parisot’s “brilliant longstanding favourite” in St John’s Wood “never fails to delight”: in particular its cute interior and pretty location make it a top choice for a date. Under the “able guidance” of la patronne, it provides classic ‘cuisine bourgeoise’: “you always know what you are going to get as the menu never changes, but the food is always good”.

Summary

£80
 ££££
3
Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Still going strong” after 41 years – chef-patronne Catherine Parisot’s “lovely and atmospheric” hideaway in St John’s Wood remains first choice for a “romantic” date for many reporters. “The classically French menu hasn’t changed in years”, but regulars aren’t complaining – “Catherine is a wonderful host” and they’ve “never had a bad meal”: this is a place that “keeps its high standards for cooking and service, and keeps its customers”.

Summary

£72
  £££
3
Good
4
Very Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“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”.

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Restaurant details

Portions
Yes
No dress code
45
Yes

Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £40.00 £47.00
Dinner £45.00 £50.00
SundayLunch £45.00  
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £36.00
Filter Coffee £6.50
Extras  
Service 12.50%
3 Blenheim Terrace, London, NW8 0EH
Opening hours
Monday12:30 pm‑2:30 pm, 7 pm‑11 pm
Tuesday12:30 pm‑2:30 pm, 7 pm‑11 pm
Wednesday12:30 pm‑2:30 pm, 7 pm‑11 pm
Thursday12:30 pm‑2:30 pm, 7 pm‑11 pm
Friday12:30 pm‑2:30 pm, 7 pm‑11 pm
Saturday7 pm‑11 pm
SundayCLOSED

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