Review on L'Auberge Restaurant
Staunchly Gallic through and through, Pascal and Christine Ardilly's discreet little restaurant L'auberge on Upper Richmond Road is just the ticket for Putney locals. It's the kind of place where you can feel really content and contented, thanks to the engaging mood of the place and the unassuming, straightforward cooking.
Pascal's menu deals in bistro food with a few quirky touches, and its spells out its wares in French (with English translations). Begin with the tempting assiette landaise (a cold collation of duck mousse, Bayonne ham and home-smoked duck) or a cassolette of queen scallops cooked in white wine, coriander and star anise with julienne of vegetables.
Casseroled rabbit with lemon and tarragon, baked fillet of John Dory with tomatoes, olive oil and herbs, or calf's liver with white grape and Muscat jus are typical main courses, while Pascal's training as a pastry chef ensures that meals end on a high note (try lemon tart with blueberry coulis or honey and lavender-scented crème brûlée). Gastronomic evenings are a regular feature of life at L'Auberge and there are always some quaffable wines to lay your hands on.
L'Auberge Restaurant is also featured in: Michelin Guide, Good Food Guide, HardensRate this Restaurant
Restaurant Opening Times
Dinner: 7.00 - 10.00pm Tue-Sat
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card