Auberge Restaurant review - London Restaurant Guide, 1 Sandell Street, London
out of five
This bar/restaurant is in a small pedestrian street near shopping central, which is almost Parisian in its quaintess and its high concentration of groomed females.
Inside, Auberge is quite mellow and discreetly lit. Pale light and electric blue lamp tones (sounds a bit sus, but it works) create a relaxing atmosphere. There are unfussy tables by the window and banquette seating further inside on the ground floor. Nothing obtrusive about the setting rears its head to interfere with your dining.
This would make it quite a good place for a first date: it’s not too full on but it’s tranquil enough to foster intimacy. My companion and I played ‘spot the first daters’ during the short wait between ordering and eating, and spotted two tables of people who seemed to actually be enjoying the often-crucifying ordeal of the early date.