Café Des Amis French Restaurant
Someone once suggested that the magic of French cuisine was such that it could even produce a culinary masterpiece from cigar stumps and empty matchboxes. An exaggeration? Perhaps, but what is beyond a cuisine that has the power to enchant one’s palate through the sheer flavour of a rich and tangy porc a la normande or the fresh ocean aroma exuded by a bouillabaisse?
At Café des Amis, our ambition is to channel the brilliance of this tradition, whilst adding our own touch of London-inspired artistry. Dishes like our classic steak tartare or roast duck breast glazed in a prune and Armangac sauce evoke authentic French cooking, much like the fare one would find at a harbor restaurant in Honfleur or in a bistrot hidden on a quaint Parisian street.
Yet as our menu slowly immerses you into the French, you begin to see flickers of something more modern, innovative and patently London - warm goat’s cheese served with beetroot carpaccio and drizzled with a walnut dressing or venison medallions on grain mustard mash with a shallot and port jus.
Hand-in-hand with a digestif - a fragrant calvados or cognac - we recommend that you finish with what is by far Café des Amis’ most-loved dish over nearly three decades of service - la soupe au chocolat, a decadent chocolate soup served with black pepper ice cream.