Borough Market’s new ode to offal

A new bistro inspired by the cuisine of rural France has opened in Borough Market from the team behind Soho’s Ducksoup – with an ex-St John chef at the stoves.

Camille has taken over the former site of Sons + Daughters sandwich shop, with room for 32 guests inside and more outside on the terrace.

This week’s launch menu contained no fewer than three offal dishes – trotter and parsley terrine; ox tongue and black trompettes with Riesling; and lamb brains with celeriac and salsify – echoing the nose-to-tail ethos of St John. There’s also a langoustine cassoulet, while Cornish sole is served with snail butter.

Elliot Hashtroudi, the chef in question, says: “My cooking is inspired by provincial French cuisine, but using what’s right on our doorstep.”

The wine list features low-intervention and biodynamic wines from French small-scale producers – a category championed for more than a decade by founders Clare Lattin and Tom Hill at Ducksoup.

The pair also run Little Duck in Dalston, along with an Italian restaurant, Emilia, and No14 wine bar in Ashburton, Devon.

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