Friday, 5 July 2013

Foodie Friday #11 : Le Vieux Comptoir, Marylebone Village, London

If I say French cuisine, what would come to your mine? Good food & wine but.... expensive? Heavy? Michelin star? Formal?

My sister (@beautyorbread) & I found this french wine shop with a restaurant in the basement called Le Vieux Comptoir at Marylebone Village. It was located about 100 meters from the famous Ginger Pig butcher.

Le Vieux Comptoir was deceiving from the outside. Firstly it was not obvious that there was a shop when you walked past. Then you might realise it was a specialist wine shop, but you would never guess it has a restaurant downstairs!


As we walked downstairs, we were a bit lost but stunned at the same time - from the wine shop, you would not have expected the basement was big & so beautifully layout!



There was a wine storage area; the floor to ceiling wine shelves act as partition for a private table area for wine tasting events; a bar area to enjoy a glass or two. 

@beautyorbread in the picture here

My sister & I chose to sit in the conservatory for our lunch.


 The conservatory was so airy & bright. It was cozy with a handful of tables. They offered breakfast & lunch only (no dinner service for this restaurant unfortunately). 

Since we were in a french wine shop, we couldn't resist but treated ourselves to a glass (or two!) of champagne while we were going through the menu.

The menu was short & sweet. I picked the confit duck leg, and my sister picked a baked dish, which we couldn't remember the name in french, it was like a quiche Lorraine but instead of in a pastry case, it was done in an individual hot iron baking dish. We also ordered a small bread basket for sharing.

Look at our table! 


The bread basket was amazing! Yummy butter with 2 cute pots of jams.

This is the baked quiche dish with salad. Portion was very generous. Tho it was eggy & topped with cheese, it was very light & fluffy, not heavy at all as you might have thought.



My confit duck leg was amazingly yummy! Crispy skin, and again, not greasy or heavy at all! So so so delicious!! And this dish was only £10!!! Can you believe how good value it is??!!!

We were so full & satisfied afterwards that we opted out for coffees. 




We then had a proper wander round the whole basement area. We just kept amazed by the details of every corner we looked.

If you are in the area, I highly recommend this little hidden gem!


Le Vieux Comptoir - http://www.levieuxcomptoir.co.uk/
26/28 Moxon Street, Marylebone Village, W1U 4EU
(Closed on Mondays)