Resto 11 La Petite Auberge, Islington
Our go to pre-Almeida place is usually Radici but this week we fancied a change. La Petite Auberge is only marginally more distant from the theatre and at six on a Tuesday there was plenty of room inside, and given the state of traffic on Upper Street a pavement table wasn’t especially alluring.
The room is French-themed without being over the top, while on the sound side we had a mega-mix of mostly not-so-obvious chansons.
The menu is old fashioned bistrot fare. A good thing. I didn’t see any need to look beyond the specials and took an artichoke salad up front with a pan-fried trout to follow. The salad had a good balance of flavour while the trout was excellent – skilfully filletted and done to perfection with plenty of buttery sauce.
This was neighbourhood restaurant cooking of a standard that you don’t find in Paris so much these days unless you know where to look. With a house white to wash it down we were set up for an excellent night of Chekhov.
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This is one of my favourite restaurants in Islington. Have you tried Le Mercury, just across the road? That, too, is a French bistro serving great food (including an excellent set menu).
Not yet – it’s definitely on my list. So many places on Upper Street!
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Yes indeed – you could try somewhere different every night 🙂