Right in the center of Hampstead (London zone 2) you will find this French restaurant, but you can walk past it without realizing how special it can be… It is a small restaurant that is located in an old cellar, and as you can see In the photo, although the restaurant is very well signposted, when you arrive you have to go down some stairs and open a door that looks like the door of any house… And as soon as you open it, you see on the left a kind of room that might make you think that you’re in the wrong place, but right away someone comes to welcome you to the restaurant… And inside it’s a very tiny restaurant, and as I’ve already said, it’s a cellar, so it’s a basement where there are no windows.
With music by Edith Piaf, candles on the tables, and decoration from the 70s, the atmosphere of this restaurant is undoubtedly special, intimate and romantic. This restaurant was opened in 1959, and if you look at the opinions on tripadvisor, you will see that there are people who have been faithful to it for 30 years.
The service is good, we were welcomed and taken to our table by the owner of the restaurant, a very pleasant elderly French lady, and for lunch you can choose a starter, main course and dessert, with an excellent French wine list. We loved the food, very good meat, delicious fish and incredible desserts…
The only thing, a bit expensive, but to celebrate a special occasion or surprise someone I would definitely recommend it.