Having read Phil’s post we decided to give La Grillade a visit as it must be over 10 years since we last visited La Grillade at it’s original site. The place has been done up since it’s return which one would expect and is very much low key French brasserie. It was a Wed evening so the place was quiet, we started off with a couple of glasses of champagne and D’s second glass was flat but when this was mentioned it was replaced. Strangely instead of seating everyone in the same room for atmosphere we were shown to a separate room but we didn’t mind too much as it was nice to have a quiet meal together.
We had starters of black pudding(G) and mussels(D) which were very good. For mains lamb cutlets (D) were superb and Toulouse sausage (G) very tasty, french fries were thin and crispy and the green salad was dressed simply with an oil vinegarette. All accompanied by a bottle of Perrier and a nice Rose.
Despite the stereotypical surly laissez faire French service (don’t know if this is on purpose for effect…..) we decided to try a shared desert of something that looked like messy chocolate mousse but tasted fantastic and of course we had to try the cheese board(gluttony….) which was just smelly and as good as a French restaurant should be in this area!
We took coffee and cognac in the bar and the all that for about £70 per head………
Worth it? Well yes but we’d both like to feel welcomed next time.