With the rapidly approaching closure of my favourite lunch spot, The Ivy, I have had to hold a series of auditions for my new favourite place.
And the winner is: La Cantine du Faubourg!
The venue itself is light and airy which makes for a lovely change. It’s all very trendy looking but thankfully not intimidating. Some of the staff however could use a little defrosting. Not all though.
As you would expect in a French restaurant, the bread they offer to start with is stunning. It’s all you can do not to ask the waif like waitress for more. Thankfully self preservation prevents this. I think any bread may be a syn in their world, so extra may be enough to get you ejected!!
I may have won some points back for my main course choice though; sea bass with black quinoa and a nage (I think – it’s been a few weeks!) sauce.
I have to say, this dish was utter perfection. Not only was it light but filling, it was tasty and beautiful. I literally have nothing bad to say about it.
La Cantine blah blah (no idea how to pronounce that last bit) has been in Emirates Towers for quite some time now. I just never made it that far. Now that I know it’s good – or rather how good the sea bass is, then I will be making this my new little treat place.
10/10 on the yummo scale!!