Review on La Petite Auberge

The name summons up images of rural France rather than the Home Counties - an impression reinforced by the narrow, almost domestic dining room adorned with lighthearted French pastoral scenes.

Chef/proprietor Hubert Martel and his wife have been in residence here for a good many years and there's a reassuring consistency and genuine familiarity about the whole set up. The Auberge has a devoted local following and many customers are on first-name terms with the proprietors.

M.Martel's menu is a short trip through the classic repertoire and not much changes from year to year - although seasonal specials keep the regulars interested. Dishes are written in French with English translations, and it's all very accessible. You might begin in traditional style with coquilles St Jacques on a buttery sauce with baby leeks or a vintage soupe de poissons, before noisettes of venison with Morello cherries and cranberry sauce or fillet of lamb with rösti and grain mustard sauce. To conclude, there might be tarte au citron or slices of warm apple with cinnamon ice cream. The short wine list is Gallic to the core.

La Petite Auberge is also featured in: Michelin Guide, Good Food Guide

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Hubert Martel

Restaurant Opening Times

Dinner: 7.00 - 10.00pm Tue-Sat

Accepted credit cards

Visa, Master Card

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Facilities at La Petite Auberge

  • Disabled access
  • Private parties
  • 30 covers
  • Family Friendly


La Petite Auberge
107 High Street
Great Missenden
HP16 0BB

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