I was super excited when I first heard about Patron Cave à Manger. We don’t have many places doing Parisian style French food well in London. Patron Cave à Manger is located in Kentish Town but with a new location opening up soon in Highbury and Islington. The decor was Parisian style with an impressive marble bar, leather booth-style seating, heavy dark wooden features and the menu on a chalkboard hanging from the ceiling.
I enjoyed all of the food we had. We had a charcuterie board and a winter cheese board to start paired with wine. We then had a steak tartare as a sharing small plate which was very good for the classic dish. All the mains came with a side of choice. We had the duck confit with fries and the moules with a side of gratin dauphinois. The duck was unbelievably tasty and so tender, it melted in my mouth. The moules were impressive in size and came in a delicious white wine and garlic sauce.
To finish, we enjoyed espresso martini cocktails and a dessert trio of a crème brûlée, mousse au chocolat and raspberry parfait. The crème brûlée was heavy in amazing vanilla flavour. The mousse was hazel-nutty and rich having been made with 72% dark chocolate. The parfait was particularly interesting with a balance of sweet and savoury with the basil crémeux and hazelnut crumb balanced with the sharp raspberry flavour.
The service was really friendly and everything came in perfect timing. I highly recommend this place and can’t wait to try the new Highbury and Islington location when it opens.
Patron Cave à Manger Highlights
Kentish Town London and soon Highbury & Islington
- Starters from £5.50
- Boards from £4.50-£13
- Mains from £12.50-£21.50
- Dessert from £6.50
- Cocktails from £8-£12
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