It was the birthday of our small fry, and their request for a meal out – some steak and pomme frites like they’d eaten in Paris. Felix immediately sprung to mind. I hadn’t been for at least a couple of years, and thought it would be good to return. The décor is classic French bistro and the menu full of Gallic favourites.
I must comment on the service – it was really really impressive – great attention to detail, prompt, thoughtful – we felt so well looked after, compliments to the team on the floor that day.
The last time I went I regretted not ordering seafood – I saw plates of it being delivered to neighbouring tables and it looked great. This time I would not miss out and started with half a dozen oysters. The oysters were fantastically fresh with a tangy red wine vinegar and shallot dressing.
As it was a warm day I then opted for a salad – king crab, prawn, eggplant, quinoa and pickled beetroot – an unusual combination that worked, but I really would have liked some crisp baby cos to take it up another notch
Perfectly cooked salmon with sauce soubise (an onion sauce), peas and broadbeans
And the steak and pomme frites? I didn’t get to take a photo of it, it was devoured so quickly, but I did get a nibble and the steak had a fabulous flavour to it – not sure if it was cooked over some kind of wood?
We also tried the tarte tatin – its meant for two and is quite huge. Oh, the pastry, the pastry!
I’ve got my eye on the seafood platter for next time.