Review on L'Aventure

A leafy terrace forecourt hung with fairy lights greets visitors to this eminently charming neighbourhood venue just off Abbey Road. For more than 12 years, 'patronne' Catherine Parisot has nurtured L'Aventure as a French bourgeois restaurant of the old school: menus are as Gallic as they come, the chatter is thick with regional French accents, and the interior is ever-so-tidily laid out with plush seats and tapestries.

The kitchen gets much of its produce from Brittany and Rungis market in Paris, although lamb comes from Wales and most of the seafood is from English and Scottish waters. Regularly changing set menus inhabit the world of 'cuisine bourgeoise légère', which means croustillant of wild mushrooms, coquilles St Jacques, pavé of pork with morels, rack of lamb with garlic, and halibut with saffron sauce. Desserts aim for comforting reassurance in the form of 'truffe au chocolat', crème brûlée and such like, while the wine list stays resolutely within the French borders.

L'Aventure is also featured in: Michelin Guide, Hardens, AA Guide

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Catherine Parisot

Restaurant Opening Times

Lunch: 12.15 - 2.30pm Mon-Fri & Sun
Dinner: 6.30 - 11.00pm Mon-Sat

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Facilities at L'Aventure

  • Alfresco dining
  • Private parties
  • Vegetarian menu
  • 45 covers
  • Family Friendly


3 Blenheim Terrace
St John's Wood
North West London

Nearest tube station: St. John's Wood

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