RestaurantsLondonSt John's WoodNW8

survey result

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”.

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”.

Summary

£67
  £££
3
Good
4
Very Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“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).

Summary

£67
  £££
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.

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.

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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
Have not been to many restaurants recently ...
Reviewed 10 months, 15 days ago

"Have not been to many restaurants recently but this old favourite never fails to impress. Covid compliant plus"

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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%
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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