La Poule au Pot information

Looking for a cosy, intimate, romantic restaurant for that special date? La Poule Au Pot is just the place. Its cuisine has a distinct French country feel to it and the wine list compliments the dishes beautifully.

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Opening Hours
Opening Hours
Mon-Sat 12:30-14:30 & 19:00-23:00
Sun 12:30-14:30 & 19:00-22:30

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La Poule au Pot reviews

By Isabel L.

Not a single vegetarian option among the main courses? Ok I know this is a French restaurant and the French like their meat but - as a vegetarian I was taken here but my publisher and was embarassed to have to ask the waiter specially if they could make me something that was not on the menu. It is pure snobbery (or something?) not to include a vegetarian option as there are millions of vegetarians in London. If they are trying to make some kind of point by not including us in the options then it is not a point that is well made. And it's a shame as the restaurant is beautiful and the service was charming.

By Jenny C.

such a charming restaurant! my dining experience was just perfect, alittle on the cosy side but this would only be a problem for an extreme clautrophobic and only adds to the buzzing atmosphere. the food was amazing and the staff made dining at la pout au pot a real pleasure.

By W.

An absolutely fantastic place to eat. One of the most amazing pieces of venison I have ever had the fortune to sample. Charming and attentive staff, and a wonderful atmosphere. I'd definitely return there.

By P.

The ambience is rustic, candlelit and romantic, the grub is superb, the prices are reasonable, the winelist is great and almost without exception every member of staff is French. What more could you possibly want? Allez, allez, allez!

By Olivia V.

This restaurant has the most amazing kerb appeal. Tables outside on Pimlico Green surrounded by little hedges, white tablecloths, a green awning – it doesn’t get much more attractive than this.

The Venue
As you walk the door you are transported to rural (and very pretty) France. It’s cosy, rustic and utterly charming. Tables are a bit more on the rickety (hence the rustic) side and close together but the warm welcome ensures one is speedily entranced by the sheer differentness of the experience.

The Atmosphere
It’s fair to say that whilst the restaurant is utterly charming, service is slow. Hollandaise sauce arrives long after the fish it’s supposed to accompany. Vegetables take even longer. The waiters are charming, but in all honesty, that doesn’t make up for cold food.

The Food
Foie gras terrine lives up to expectations and melts in the mouth – a generous portion disappears fast. Cucumber soup doesn’t actually taste of cucumber but instead strongly of chicken stock – not unpleasant but not expected! It’s oddly room temperature, which, on a warm evening, doesn’t hit the spot.

Salmon with hollandaise and halibut with hollandaise are both nicely but not spectacularly cooked. Vegetables are a disappointment – overcooked to the point of being soggy and presented in a heap in a metal dish – they just aen’t very appealing. The potatoes look like interesting roast potatoes but are crunchy and undercooked. Two courses work out at about £30 per head.

The Drink
A bottle of house white is good, crisp, dry, refreshing. Both house white and red are £22. The wine list isn’t too long but several options peaking with a Chateau La Tour for £750.

The Last Word
At £45 a head for two courses and half a bottle of wine La Poule au Pot isn’t cheap but it’s probably what you’d expect given the location. Portions are generous rather than gastronomic but the best bit is the feel, style and ambience – it looks lovely and if you want a truly French romantic evening then it’s the place for you.

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