You can’t go wrong with French dining, and especially with L’Autre Pied. I took along my friend for a chic and contemporary dining experience at L’Autre Pied restaurant for lunch in Marylebone London.
It would be a good idea to book a table especially if you are going during lunch or dinner periods. I took another yummy mummy along to lunch at L’Autre Pied. We took the window table and gazed on onlookers hurrying around with their shades and clutching onto their designer bags and speaking on their phones. The usual type of people you see walking the streets of Marylebone. hardly surprising based on the number of private clinics that line Harley Street and neighbouring streets.
We nibbled on bread and butter before the starters.
First came polenta cakes and fennel meringue topped with taramasalata. The polenta cakes were great, just the right size for a taste. I am not a fan of taramasalata so the meringue bites were not for me.
The pea shot cups were delicious and creamy to taste and made a great medium for dipping in bread.
The mushroom and squid salad was a great choice. A colourful delight I must say. This chef gets 10 points for arrangement.
Slightly smoked hen eggs with baby carrots was delicious and a great starter to take to kick start those taste buds.
We munched on the round of starters and caught up on life and motherhood and future plans. Before we knew it, the mains flocked to the table.
Pan-fried Hake with crushed potatoes sprinkled with sea herbs. The fish was perfectly cooked and was not oily at all so just the way I like it. I loved the creamy mash with a hint of herb, three dollops to fill you up.
The lamb was tender to taste and the aubergine and spinach puree made a great combination which was definitely a first for me. I quite liked the taste of aubergine puree.
Dessert was definitely fancy, that is a 10 out of 10 for the chef.
First up was the dark chocolate mouse laid on a bed of dark chocolate topped with chocolate ice-cream, chilli and biscuit. Triple chocolate heaven I like to call it.
The banana banofie was a winner. As you know I am a huge fan of bananas, as they are super healthy, full of potassium. I make a great banana pancake, gluten-free and wheat-free, a must try. These will blow your socks off.
Now the base here I am a little unsure of but it was probably my favourite dessert of the three. Combined with shredded coconuts and blueberry, you can’t go wrong with this dish. An overload of goodness on a plate.
I would definitely recommend the new Sunday lunch here, priced at £39 for a three- course meal . The normal Sunday lunch menu is priced a £20-£39. Also on offer is a tasting menu which is priced at £63 for 7 courses, pre-post theatre menus and the chefs tasting menu. Of course if you are an A la carte kind of person, that is always an option too.
I highly recommend this place if you are looking for something special, or maybe a date, or even for a business meeting to impress your colleagues. Somewhere chic, elegant and of course tasty food will sure win them over if you want to seal the deal.