Review on Restaurant Sauterelle
Part of the gastro-complex centred on The Royal Exchange, Restaurant Sauterelle occupies the mezzanine floor overlooking the bustling courtyard and The Grand Café & Bar. It offers peace, quiet and tranquillity away from the hubbub below. Etched panels throughout the dining room evoke a grasshopper ('sauterelle') in flight and the interior is a textbook 'Conran' mix of soft-textured fabrics in ocean blues and sage greens, with dark timber banquettes and club chairs providing more-than-adequate comfort.
Sauterelle inhabits the classic world of bourgeois French cooking, and its seasonal menus are peppered with 'premier cru' oysters au naturel, ballotine of Landes foie gras with spiced pears, slow-roast tarragon chicken with cocotte potatoes and braised baby gem, and other regional veterans. The kitchen also deals in honey-glazed pork belly with langoustine and salsa verde, assiette of duck magret with Périgord sauce and grilled veal cutlet with braised shallots, spring greens and beurre noisette - as well as chateaubriand with dauphinoise potatoes and béarnaise sauce.
Desserts such as tarte au citron, chocolate fondant and passion fruit parfait are exactly what you might expect. Regional French bottles and a decent slate of Champagnes are the prime pickings on the well-spread wine list.
Restaurant Sauterelle is also featured in: Hardens, AA GuideRate this Restaurant
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 2.30pm Mon-Fri
Dinner: 6.00 - 10.00pm Mon-Fri
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express