In this week’s issue of Time out, they’re listing London’s 50 best retsaurants, and I am proud that one of our favourite places came in as number 1. Applause for Terroirs! Here you can see what I have written about them in the past.
Last time I was there was in October when it was Christopher’s mother’s birthday, but I forgot to write about it then. We were sat in their new addition then, in the basement. They have different menues on the two floors and a bar on each. We started off with a glass of bubbly in the lower bar before we proceeded to our table and had dinner. The food was very good, without being to weird or to innovative, just very well cooked. I can’t remember exactly what we had, since it is such a long time ago, but I do remember that it was really nice!
We often come here for a glass of wine, champagne or sometimes in Christopher’s case, sherry. We love to sit by the bar and chat to the friendly bartenders. It has happened that they let you try something, otherwise the lovely nibbles will keep you happy. How about salty duck scratchings, rillettes or nice French cheeses?
This is one of these really cosy places you want to go back to time after time. The atmosphere is friendly, knowledgeable and professional, all at the same time. The wine list is impressive, the food is good and you just know that you will have a great time if you come here.
When my best friend Emma came to stay with me last time we popped in here on the Friday after I finished work for a glass of champagne, and she liked it so much she wants to go back when she and her fiancée are coming to stay in March. 🙂
The location is really good as well, the restaurant is a few minutes walk from both Leicester Square, Covent Garden and Charing Cross, and luckily for me, only 5 mins walk from the office. 🙂 This place was full every night before Time Out ranked them the best restaurant in the big smoke, so make sure you have a reservation if you want to eat here.
Other restaurants on the top 50 list that I like are Dishoom (read about them here and here) and The Wolseley (read here and here), both very good restaurants in completely different ways. There were also lots of restaurants I have heard good reviews about and who recide on my (ever growing) to-do-list.
The Time Out list for 2010 is not yet on their website, but you find the one for 2009 here.