Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Toulouse Lautrec

Toulouse Laurtrec, Brasserie and Wine Bar - Kennington
When - 5th February 2011
Drink -
Colli Vicentini - Pinot Grigio Garganega IGT (Italy)

Starter - Chicken Livers - Panfried, with Baby Spinach & Beetroot Salad

Mains - Cassoulet for 2 - Served with a Side Salad, Flageolets cooked in Duck Fat with Garlic Sausage, Toulouse Sausage, Confit Duck Leg & Sweet Red Pepper Sauce

What I thought: The starter was incredible, in fact it was the best I've had in ages. Absolutely beautiful chicken livers, perfect salad with bits of beetroot mixed in. Absolutely delicious, I'd definitely recommend this and have it again! I decided to go for the Cassoulet for two for mains and shared it with my Mother because we wanted duck and this was the only course in the menu that particular night that offered it. I'll be honest and say the whole dish was too salty for me. I don't put salt on anything apart from eggs when I cook for myself, so this was a complete salty overload. It was fun to try all the different meats though and the sausage was nice. Couldn't eat much, but Mum enjoyed it!
This was my fifth time at Toulouse Lautrec and I always love the food and have a fab time, so I'm not too disappointed by my choice of mains, and I'm looking forward to trying something else next time. (Their duck is absolutely delicious - if you visit when its on the menu then have it!)

Restaurant: The restaurant is lovely and Toulouse happens to be opposite my apartment so I see it everyday! Inside its beautiful and atmospheric, very french and comfortable. Perfect for a bit of romance! The service is fab - Nolan served our table and he was very friendly; we were able to have a bit of cheeky banter with him which was funny. The bar upstairs is very cosy looking too although I haven't actually sat up there yet. They have live music playing daily (I think!) upstairs so you can listen to some jazz whilst you eat!

Price: I think the price is pretty great for the quality of food that your getting. Main courses are all £16, but you can get two courses is £20, or three for £25.

Rate: 9/10
Lovely, friendly restaurant with delicious food and a great interior!

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