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Chez Tonton

I am astounded at some of the negative reviews of Chez Tonton on this site. I wonder if the authors were at the same restaurant as me! I have been visiting Chez Tonton on and off for 20 years and have always found the service, atmosphere and food excellent. Last night was no exception. The restaurant was full and the atmosphere was fabulous - really 'hopping'! Even so, Eric and his staff managed to be friendly and efficient as always. I feel I could actually be in France when I am there. We had scallops and squid to start which came in the most delicious creamy sauces - the fresh bread was a must to mop up with! The mains of calves liver (perfectly pink in the middle) and the special of skate wings were great and accompanied by my favourite boulangere potatoes, al dente vegetables and a refreshing green salad (all included in the price). For dessert, although I love the ganache, I tried the special of raspberry mousse filled with creme brulee which was stunning - it's so rare to get such lovely home made desserts. My boyfiend had a nice selection of cheese with salad and grapes. If you want traditional freshly cooked french country cooking at reasonble prices Chez Tonton is a must. It really is a gem.

Sunday, May 21, 2006
Overall rating 9 stars
Food 9 | Service 9 | Atmosphere 10 | Value for money 9

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