F is for French

There are surprisingly few different global culinary options in London for the letter ‘F.’ So it was with much anticipation (and relief for some) that we chose French bistro Le Garrick.

We had a great corner table downstairs in this atmospheric mainstay of Covent Garden. Before we had drawn breath a decent red and Escargots de Bourgogne (£8.25) hit the table. A little earthy, hard to say how good snails can get!

Decent mains included Onglet sauce au poivre ou béarnaise (£12.95), served with fries and peppercorn or béarnaise sauce, and Authentique Cassoulet de Toulouse (£16.95) with lingot beans with duck confit, pork belly and Toulouse sausage.

You can’t go wrong with the desserts. Try the Tarte au citron (£5.75) with crème fraiche and raspberry coulis. Café Gourmand (£7.95) is a real winner. A selection of their favourites including any coffee or tea. Some confusion and debate over order of a coffee with milk (no this is not a latte…).

This was a decent venue, perhaps a little pricy because of the location. Staff were disappointing polite and nice….

Pie Hunter ratings

Value for money 2/5

Food 3/5

Drinks 4/5

Service 3/5

Atmosphere 4/5

Total 16/25

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