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“Above average French grub” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Assiette Anglaise

Assiette Anglaise
489 Liverpool Road | Islington, London N7 8NS, England
020 7609 0300
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Ranked #612 of 17,442 Restaurants in London
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Above average French grub”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013 via mobile

A charming little bistro with a wonderful atmosphere. We went for Sunday brunch. We had made ressies for 1200 but they were unneeded as there were few people there when we arrived. Surprising given the quality of the food. I had a Bloody Mary and the boif had a mimosa. The bloody M did not benefit from the addition of red wine (?) in it. Floating sherry, I can deal with that, but red wine? We get it you're French. The mimosa was much the superior drink. Classic. No funny additions there. For mains, boif had the scrambled eggs which were well cooked and not at all rubbery. A sign of a good kitchen is one which can cook eggs. I had the Toulouse breakfast. Delish. Simple rustic brunch. The coffees were a bit cold, but I can forgive them for that. When we left the place was beginning to become more crowded. I will definitely give it a try for dinner.

Visited December 2013
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Woodford Green, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Fantastique!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

Went for dinner here last night as I'd heard only good things about the place and was delighted to discover that the reviews were right! The menu was innovative and well thought out, the food was superb (I had crispy frogs legs and canard - both divine) and the service was top class. Met the owner, Ludo, who was very pleasant and welcoming and I would recommend anyone with a love of French cuisine or French-inspired cuisine to give this place a go...

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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london
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163 restaurant reviews
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“Not authentic French”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

Really disappointed with my dinner last night. The menu was claiming to be French but the food was far from it. My steak tartare was poorly seasoned, it was not a steak tartare but raw mince meat. The bouillabaisse was a bad joke! I thought may be they had served the wrong dish. It was also extremely uncomfortable as the waiters continually brushed past us as there was limited space between our table and the over sized bar. Waste of my time and money.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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“excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

Visited the restaurant with my partner on a Friday evening. Pleasant decor and helpful staff. Menu is not long but it is an excellent collection of quality dishes. Just loved everything from starter to dessert. Can highly recommend this place.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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“Impressive ”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

I'm local to hear and had driven past many times. Decided to head there one fri eve for dinner with my boyfriend. Staff very helpful, friendly but not at all pushy. Menu was really impressive. I wanted everything! Quality of food was great. Really fresh and flavoursome. Decor is nice. I'd definitely return. Would highly recommend.

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