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Summary

“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”.

£72
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“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).

£67
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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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.

£67
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“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?”

£67
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Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Dinner £35.00 £45.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £35.00
Filter Coffee £2.50
Extras  
Service 10.00%

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45
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L’Aventure Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of L’Aventure Restaurant in NW8, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of L’Aventure restaurant.
Richard F
Very good fixed priced Sunday Lunch. You ei...
Reviewed 8 months, 5 days ago

"Very good fixed priced Sunday Lunch. You either love it or hate it and we love it"

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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
Sunday12:30 pm-2:30 pm

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