Le Bouchon Breton & Albion

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Went to Le Bouchon Breton at the Old Spitalfields Market with some friends last night followed by Albion on Shoreditch High Street for dessert.

For starters we had Salade de Tomates et Mozzarella, Les six Escargots de Bourgogne and Remoulade de Haddock et d’Endives.  They were all very tasty, especially the escargots which were really well seasoned and tender.

Then for our mains, we ordered a Chateaubriand, Poisson du Jour (which was seabrill) and Steak Tartare.  The Chateaubriand was cooked to perfection (we ordered it to be cooked rare and it came rare), the Béarnaise sauce was delicious; the only exception was the steak tartare which was too mustardy for my taste but it was prepared in front of us, a very nice touch!

For dessert we walked to Shoreditch High Street and ate at a nice little café restaurant called Albion.  At the table we had Eton Mess, Lemon Drizzle Cake, Bakewell Tart, Bread and Butter Pudding, Apple and Blackberries Crumble.  The best surprise was the pot of tea that I ordered, I would go as far as saying it was a perfect cup of tea — it was properly strong without being overpowering (I suspected it to be yorkshire tea)

I would definitely recommend these two places to whoever’s reading this.  Look out for discounts at Le Bouchon Breton as well, all the things we ordered were 50% (apart from beef dishes which were only 30% off)!

 

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