Review on North Audley Cantine
The North Audley Cantine or NAC as its affectionately known, is a French bistro located in London's prestigious Mayfair, in the space once occupied by the Suze restaurant. The modern décor features whitewashed open brick walls adorned with a series of round mirrors, whilst the wood-panelled basement cocktail bar is moodily lit, with mismatched furniture including comfy chesterfield sofas. This new venture is the dream of French friends David Bellaiche, Gabriel Cohen-Elia and Jeremy Coste, who as head chef trained at the critically acclaimed Paul Bocuse Institute in Lyon.
The food focuses on tapas-style dishes designed for sharing that are largely French in origin, but there are other influences from the teams travels around the globe. Typical offerings on the carte include pissaladière onion tart with anchovies on the side, boeuf sliced Scottish beef tenderloin with chips and chives and cabillaud panko-crusted cod goujons and homemade tartar sauce. There are indulgent desserts to finish in the shape of profiteroles salted caramel and ice cream or Madeleines and Madagascar vanilla ice-cream.
The wine list offers something for everyone in terms of both budget and taste, but the real star is their well-crafted cocktail list.
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 through until
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card