Review on L'Etranger

'Glazed butterfish and pan-seared foie gras served with daikon pickle' gives a clue to the French-Asian complexion of the food at this chic Kensington restaurant, L'Etranger, which has been fashionably done out in shades of aubergine, lilac and grey. As befits the name, the menu is full of 'strange' ideas and unexpected East-West alliances.

Typically you might encounter lobster ravioli with a sauté of pom pom, nameko and shimeji mushrooms, miso-roasted duck breast with coriander butter asparagus, and desserts such as mango soufflé with yuzu and tofu sorbet. That said, there's also a smattering of classic favourites in the shape of caviar with crème fraîche and blinis, cep tart with black truffle cream, confit shoulder of Pyrenéan lamb with grilled aubergine and peppered Charolais steak with new potatoes fondant.

French veterans (especially from Burgundy) and New World youngbloods vie for attention on the deeply serious wine list. A discounted selection is offered at lunchtime and there are copious options by the glass.

L'Etranger is also featured in: Michelin Guide, Good Food Guide, Hardens, AA Guide

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Modern French / Fusion


Jerome Tauvron

Restaurant Opening Times

Lunch: 12.00 - 3.00pm Mon-Fri (12.00 - 3.00pm Sun Brunch)
Dinner: 5.30 - 11.00pm (11.30pm Fri & Sat) (10.00pm Sun)

Accepted credit cards

Visa, Master Card, American Express

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Facilities at L'Etranger

  • Pre theater meals
  • Disabled access
  • Private dining room
  • Private parties
  • Vegetarian menu
  • 75 covers
  • Family Friendly


36 Gloucester Road
South Kensington
South West London

Nearest tube station: Gloucester Road

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