Toulouse Lautrec information

Toulouse Lautrec, located in Kennington, offers an impressive menu of French dishes including charcuterie, snails and weekly specials. A comprehensive wine list, with something to suit all budgets, is available to complement your meal.

Toulouse Lautrec also provides quality live music from Jazz to Soul Funk, from French Chansons to Latin Salsa.

Ranked #1952 of 5241 restaurants in London
"Paying tribute to one of France's most flamboyant artists, Brasserie Toulouse Lautrec is an intimate Brasserie & Wine Bar in Kennington, South London. Brimming with the bohemian charm of the Parisian jazz bars of a bygone era. The main menu features all the traditional French & continental staples you'd expect, in addition the venue offers breakfast, lunch, small quick bites and an extensive list of French & New World wines by the glass, carafe or bottle."

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Opening Hours
Opening Hours

11:00 - 14:00, 18:00 - 23:45


11:00 - 14:00, 18:00 - 23:45


11:00 - 14:00, 18:00 - 23:45


11:00 - 14:00, 18:00 - 23:45


11:00 - 14:00, 17:00 - 02:30


10:00 - 02:30


10:00 - 22:30

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Toulouse Lautrec reviews

By John H.

Brasserie Toulouse Lautrec is probably one of the best restaurants to go to. This is my thrid visit at the brasserie. We were always welcomed with open arms. I am new to the area and proud that I made the right move. The brasserie holds this unique french charm, maybe its the food, the service, the live music or the french speaking waitresses. Whatever it is the combination of all these made the experience warm unlike many contemporary restaurant where you feel unwelcomed. I had tried a few dishes already so far the cote de boeuf for 2 was wonderfully cooked to perfection. The lamb was my partners favourite dish as it was cooked for 24 hours. I sometimes wonder how it becomes so tender. I have to admit although all of the dishes I tried looked and tasted delicious, I find the menu somewhat limited in fish options. As for dessert the choc fondant is to die for with white chocolate ice cream. Every evening there is live jazz music in the wine bar on the 1st floor, this is great for me and my wife to enjoy a night out with a hearty meal after a hard days work. The smoking terrace is another bonus as well are the victorian style toilets. Our next visit might be in the private dining room where there is no hire fee apparently.

By Lyddy M.

I have visited the Lautrec for dinner several times, and each time the food has been great (particularly the slow roasted lamb), service attentive and atmosphere relaxed.

We enjoy having coffee upstairs and I go there to use the wi-fi and something to eat and drink during the day.

My only complaint is that the upstairs music is amplified too much when the room is quiet.

By Anne Helene H.

A cosy and quiet French brasserie, Toulouse Lautrec is a welcome addition to Kennington.

The Venue
Toulouse Lautrec is located in a junction in between Kennington and Elephant and Castle and location-wise, it is a bit out of the way unless you live in the area. However, being situated a stone’s throw away from its big sister, the reputable Lobster Pot, must help. The brasserie has a combination of wooden booths and tables covered in white tablecloths in the restaurant downstairs and there is a small bar upstairs with comfy leather chairs and live piano music. Some evenings you might also be treated to the sounds of a live jazz singer.

The Atmosphere
The brick wall gives the restaurant a rural feel, and combined with the dark wood and light coloured walls elsewhere, means it’s both cosy and light at the same time. With the attentive waiters conversing with each other in French, you can almost image you’re across the Channel. Service is quick and efficient, although it can be quite quiet on weekdays. There is an open kitchen at the end of the restaurant and you can clearly hear the chef’s direction to his kitchen staff which can be rather distracting if you’re seated close by.

The Food
A cheaper, less exclusive alternative to the Lobster Pot, the menu offers two courses for £18 and three for £22, as well as specials written up on a blackboard. On the changing menu are what you’d expect from a typical French bistro; specialities such as frog legs fried in garlic, snails in white wine sauce, cote de boeuf and terrine of foie gras. There is also a plate de charcuterie, duck confit, Toulouse sausages and pork pate.

To start, the mussels in garlic sauce are absolutely heavenly. The mussels are large and lightly covered in a gorgeous garlic sauce that you’ll be mopping up with the lovely, fresh, crusty, country bread long after the mussels have gone. Mains include slow cooked shoulder of succulent lamb which literally falls of the bone, accompanied by vegetables and a creamy mint sauce. The dessert menu consists of poached strawberries in Grand Marnier syrup, chocolate fondant, apple tart, white peach and cherry sorbet and a French cheese platter. If you’re feeling full, the best option is the lighter strawberry dish.

The Drink
Toulouse Lautrec sells wine starting from around £13 for a bottle, with the middle ground being around £15 to £22 and reaching up to £28. There is also desert wine (around £22) and Champagne available (starting at about £32 for a bottle and ending at about £85 for a bottle of Laurent Perrier Rose). Wine by the glass starts at £3.60 for a small glass.

The Last Word
Although it might be a bit out of the way, the food is lovely, the service is good and if you fancy good value French food in mellow surroundings it’s the place to be.

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