This is a follow-up to a review last year - last time we had a quick lunch and this time a more leisurely evening meal. The formules were E14.50 for 2 courses or E17 for 3 courses; two choices each for starters and mains and three choices for pud. If you think this is a small choice don't worry, you'll be choosing between delicious or delicious and better to cook a few things well with fresh ingredients than like some out of season restaurants who keep a menu eight feet long, most of it frozen.
We both had mussels with onion,thyme and chorizo in white wine - mussels soft and tasty and the sauce/jus was great mopped up with chunks of bread. (The alternative was mushroom crostini with tarragon cream and it looked fantastic)
Then we both had brill on crushed potatoes and leeks in crab sauce - it was a fair portion but we both could have eaten it twice, it was beautifully seasoned and very more-ish.Brill was new to both of us, from the turbot family, and we really enjoyed it. (The alternative was boeuf bourginon with herb rice).
We also had the same pud - creme brulee with passionfruit - delicately sharp fruit cutting the rich custard.(or there was chocolate delice or apple crumble).
With a bottle of water and Muscadet the bill was just over E50.
Pleased to see we were the only visitors, every other table was locals which must mean that the food is not just good but also consistent. The atmosphere encouraged talk and laughter between tables and there were 2 small well-behaved kids learning at an early age the pleasures of eating out at places like Barbican!
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