All reader reviews by Anonymous
I live opposite le Pot and that bias aside, it is one of my favourite places in London for a low-key4 drink and/or meal. It is so relaxed, I don't feel like I am in London at all. It has authentic Gallic charm, soft lighting and a homely feel.
The recent refurbishment of the middle bar has given le Pot a fresh feel and has re-energised the place. The menu revamp and new chef means the food is a testament to the gastronomic roots of Lyon. Great bistro fare, roast chicken, onion soup, and burgers are all well executed and reasonably priced. There are a couple lagers on tap and a decent selection of wines by the glass, pot and bottle.
I can't fault it as a place for a relaxed Saturday night, somewhere to grab a beer and a burger to watch the sport or to read the papers with breakfast and a coffee.
Last and no means least, the wonderful owner Patrice - a true Frenchman - lots of carefree shrugs and insouciance, but cares about his customers and has a great sense of humour. My tip - if you want to see him at full steam, bet against the French in rugby. He will give you the easiest tenner you will ever earn...
Monday, April 30, 2012
Food 8 | Service 6 | Atmosphere 8 | Value for money 9