Tuesday, 20 April 2010


I saw Gilbert of Gilbert and George on the way for a spot of dinner in a brand new cheese restaurant, Androuet in Spitalfield's Market tonight.

The restaurant is an annex to the new cheese shop, opened by a pair of very enthusiastic Frenchmen. To say it's intimate is an under-statement. There are three, maybe four, high tables inside, each surrounded by surprisingly comfy stools. There's a massive window into the cheese-shop which, while the shop is open, is a little unerring.

The staff couldn't have been friendlier, more knowledgeable or attentive. The place is so small you barely have to whisper to your companion that you might like some more bread than it's already on its way.

We had two boards of cheese, soft followed by hard and also a board of charcuterie. Every morsel was devoured by us. I'd love to be able to tell you what we had but as is always the case, the ratio of wine to food was a little unbalanced.

If you like cheese and wine this is a great place to go. A more perfect night filled with deliciousness and frivolity I couldn't imagine. Androuet must be French for success.

Androuet (Old Spitalfields Market) on Urbanspoon


  1. You should also checkout other cheese restaurants:

    L'Art du Fromage - I particularly want to go here
    La Fromagerie
    Le Vacherin


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