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“Classic french bistro”
Review of La Poule au Pot

La Poule au Pot
Ranked #2,043 of 28,474 Restaurants in London
Price range: $78 - $90
Cuisines: European, French
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: Belgravia
Description: Lunch served through to 5.30 p.m
Reviewed August 10, 2019

Great bistro but with full dining prices - fun atmosphere inside and good terrace outside eating. Friendly service, but expensive for what it finally is.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Thank michaelrp2018
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Reviewed August 9, 2019

Delightful French restaurant with a lovely cosy ambiance. The staff were attentive and efficient, and the food was superb. There is plenty of nearby street parking in the evenings,

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank ed s
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Reviewed August 7, 2019

We came her for lunch with friends and had a great time. The restaurant is very rustic with good food. The wine was fun being served in huge bottles. I had the skate wing which was fine although I have never seen so many capers on one plate. The prices for this part of London were very good. If you like good food and are ok with a charming rather than high end atmosphere this is a great place

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 6, 2019

I went here again for lunch with my former boss. As always we had a very good lunch and a nice time.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Thank Ivor M
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Reviewed July 22, 2019

A real Pimlico Road institution, we visit Poule au Pot a few times each year. It’s barely changed at all in the 16 years that we’ve been visiting it (and it’s been around a lot longer than that). As others have written, the menu is old-school, traditional French cuisine but, within those constraints (eg don’t expect vegan), there’s a good selection and probably something to please everyone.

For starters we usually opt for the 9 escargots (£15), which are very good. We’ve tried many of the main dishes and, in our experience, they tend to be good rather than spectacular, but the portions are pretty sizeable. The venison (£36), poule au pot (£22), and saddle of rabbit (£27) are all reliable. The beef bourguignon (£24) with pomme puree (£5) is usually also a favourite of ours, but on our most recent visit the beef was way too salty; hopefully that’s just a one-off.

The house wine is very quaffable and comes in two-bottle magnum carafes, which is quite fun. But there’s no need to worry if you don’t fancy necking two whole bottles of wine (especially at lunchtime!), as you only pay for the number of glasses that you actually drink. It works out at £5 for each 150ml glass.

On the downside, some of the tables are very small / close together. It’s also not the best value place in London for this type of food (eg La Petite Auberge on Upper Street is quite a bit cheaper), but then again this is Belgravia and Poule au Pot is always busy (reservations almost always required) so you can’t blame them for charging what they do. And we’ve always had pleasant service from the ever-busy staff.

Overall, we’d say this is a good choice if you want a typically French bistro experience, you’re already in the area and you’re not on a tight budget, but it’s probably not worth travelling a long way for.

Date of visit: June 2019
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