What: La Bonne Bouffe
In a nutshell: Snails, confit canard, steak frites and more typical French delights in south London.
Summing it all up: La Bonne Bouffe is bringing an all-French menu and dining experience to East Dulwich, with a range of treats we usually expect on the continent. There’ll be well matched cocktails, wines, and classic desserts too.
Way down south, in leafy East Dulwich, a new traditional French restaurant and bar is about to appear. La Bonne Bouffe, which translates literally as ‘good grub’, will serve properly authentic French food - even their menu is entirely en Francais - alongside classic cocktails and a wine list with bottles naturally imported from France. And yes, you can even order a plate of snails.
Some of the dishes on the menu include:
- Oysters - 6 for £15
- Escargots de Bourgogne (snails) - £9
- Moules Marinières - £8.50
- Steak Haché Frites with pepper sauce - £12.50
- Choucroute, made with pork belly, sausage and ham hock - £14.50
- Merlu with black butter (hake) - £16
- Confit de Canard - £15
- Feuilleté d’Artichaut, made with wild mushroom and artichoke - £13.50
There’s a cheese plate to finish and the whole hog of French desserts if you want something sweet, from a variety of tartes at £5.50 to the gloriously fluffy meringue dish Oeuf a la Neige - or literally translated, egg on the snow - for £5.50. Come the weekend, there'll also be a (no doubt authentic) brunch option too.
A word of warning though: in true continental fashion, there’s precious little for veggies with just two suitable dishes on the menu, which is something to be aware of if you or anyone in your party isn’t eating meat. For everyone else, however, it looks set to be a pleasingly accurate recreation of provincial French dining. Bon appetit.
More about La Bonne Bouffe
Where is it? 49 North Cross Road, East Dulwich, London SE22 9ET
When does it open? 18 February, 2017