They say ”never judge a book by its cover”, but boy the exterior of Pied a Terre was really something that caught my eye and I knew the food would be exceptional here judging by its exterior design. You can never go wrong with French dining, it is always a winner especially if it is Michelin dining.
See what I mean…original right. We couldn’t help but pose for a few shots before we entered.
We gave it a little sass. I took along my friend Yetunde, whom I met at one of the press days I attended. She is one super friendly, outgoing and one of the nicest person I have come across. She sends off good energy and a real gem to be around. She is also frickin awesome at videography. Check out her video of us here at Pied A Terre. She kicks ass right?
We were given a little tour of the restaurant which spans over a few floors with the private dinning and bar area occupying the floors above and the main dining downstairs on the ground floor. The private dining area is great for events and birthday occasions and with its cozy feel to it, you are in for a good night here for sure.
We made a quick stop at the kitchen and got to meet the lovely staff there and saw them whip out freshly made bread which stirred up our appetites.
Well bread and olives of course. They serve a range of bread including gluten-free bread too.
The Isle of Mull scallops with celeriac and black truffle.
Pumpkin squash with feta cheese was divine, having said that, I would have liked the pumpkin to be served warm but other than that couldn’t fault this dish.
Chestnut gnocchi with sage and shallot was delicious. I am a huge fan with sage. I make an incredibly great zoodles and squash using sage.
I was very impressed with the way the food was constructed which of course makes it Instagram friendly.
We picked at all three and chatted about life as a vlogger and blogger.
Before we knew it, the delicious mains arrived.
Monk fish served with a bed cauliflower bed mix topped with mashed aubergine and a touch of bisque. I could have easily had a second helping of Monk fish (the only downside to the dish was the fish portion, wouldn’t you agree?)
Roasted duck with a side of vegetables drizzled with delicious bisque. The duck was perfect to taste and cooked perfectly and the vegetable cubes was the perfect side. I much prefer vegetables with meat over rice or pasta.
A pouring shot is a must for every food blogger.
We made a second helping to the bread selection, (they make a great dipping tool with the bisque).
I took one look at our deserts and wished we started with that first. Again the construction was just perfect and we probably snapped about 20 shots between us on desserts alone. Slightly obsessed I know.
The matcha tea custard tart was soft to taste and surprisingly not too sweet. It was topped with charcoal ice-cream which was out of this world. Now this was a first for me and have to say I will definitely be eating charcoal ice-cream again. It was smooth and just melted in your mouth. You can’t really taste the charcoal, its a taste you can’t really explain but I would recommend giving this a try.
The two layered raspberry millefeuille looked too perfect to even touch. We slowly pinched at the raspberries and cream and dipped our spoons into the raspberry ice-cream. A super delicious dessert.
And one last treat of chocolate and cookie shot filled with custard.
What an experience. A perfect place for a date if you want to woo the other half.
Pied A Terre offer a range of menus and even do a pre-theatre and vegan option. Do have a read on here and see what takes your fancy and drop me a line below with what your favourite dish was.
My favourite? The desserts of course:)