Papayou – Nice, France

Nestled in the narrow streets of the old town area is where Papayou is located. All of the food is prepared with fresh market produce and there are Nicois dishes as well as Thai ones. The decor is quite quirky with colourful artwork and structures. Plants and flowers decorate the tables. The kitchen is at…

Le Trimaran – Nice, France

A mother and daughter team seemed to be running the fantastic creperie Le Trimaran. They were constantly busy with not a moment to spare. In between taking orders, clearing tables, washing up and making the food, they gave such good service and were friendly. Le Trimaran consists of an open kitchen and a small relaxed…

Renoir – Kentish Town

Renoir offers fresh, tasty healthy food in Kentish Town. Even the counter area oozes freshness with its displays of bowls of colourful fruits, salads in the fridge and other deli items. As it was lunchtime, I fancied something light. The Vegetable Omelette caught my eye and thought that this would be a good chance to…

The French Kitchen – Holborn

The French Kitchen has a real rustic, country like feel to it with its pine chairs and tables. The dining area is separated by the counter and till area. There is a small food store section near the entrance. The long bar area makes up one end of the interior and there is an open…

Maison Blanc – Hampstead

Maison Blanc is a nice French patisserie. It has a small takeaway counter as you enter. If you pass this and head to the back of the store, that is where the cafe area is. There is limited seating here but they also have¬†tables outside. The cafe area is very light and airy. The service…

Cafe Rouge – Highgate

What I like about Cafe Rouge is that you can come here just for drinks or for a proper meal. The atmosphere is very relaxed and the staff don’t rush you in any manner. The red and white furniture complements the dark wooden surroundings. It does feel like a bistro that you would get in…

Brasserie Chez Gerard – Kensington High Street

On this site used to be one of my regular restaurants, Caffe Uno. This has now been changed (just like many others) to the French restaurant Brasserie Chez Gerard. The food here was average and I wouldn’t call it outstanding. I had the seasonal vegetables tagine¬†which I would give full marks for presentation but not…

Bistro Aix – Crouch End

We went to this French restaurant for a friend’s birthday! On entering this restaurant, one of the first things that I noticed was that it was a lot more spacious than what I would have expected and the lighting was just right for an evening setting. We started off with the goat’s cheese with walnut…