Being French, my write up might be a little more positive than the previous one. When I was younger, I used to work in a Brasserie in Paris, and Brasserie Toulouse Lautrec is exactly this with the music as a bonus. They are far to be perfect, the owners are two young brothers, I think the sons of the old man next door, owner of the Lobster Pot. They are trying hard and, to my opinion, they transformed this derilict pub in a wonderfull place. We had to start a cawliflower soup, my doctor wouldn't agree, but it was to die for, my partner had some prawns, it was good. Then we had a cassoulet, and my other half had a steak tartare, it was made at the table, we both loved it all. Then we had the dessert upstairs in their Jazz bar..... What a treat ! the singer and guitarist were of a very high quality, the sound level was right, as we could still talk, and appreciate their apple tart flambé. It was not cheap, but I thought it was a very good value experience. I don't care what the other thinks, I'll be back again and again.
Brasserie & Wine Bar Toulouse Lautrec
Elephant & Castle
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Posted: Mon Jan 6 2014
Bringing a touch of French flair to Kennington, Brasserie Toulouse Lautrec is a traditional brasserie and wine bar set inside a lovingly refurbished English pub. Managed by two brothers Maitre D’ Nolan & Head Chef Florent, whose parents have run the neighbouring “Lobster Pot” restaurant since 1991, so there is plenty of authentic French charm on offer served by people who love what they do. Set over two floors, the warm and inviting space is divided into a rustic ground floor brasserie and an upstairs piano bar with free entry to professional live music performances played every night.
Thus recreating some of the moments Henri de Toulouse Lautrec was recognised for.
Our concept is to make dining out simple, affordable & honest without the cheap thrills. Our menu is based on a simple & affordable pricing structure, making budgeting your night out a breeze.
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In response to Jay Rayner's review of this resturant in the Guardian, Someone wrote that this restaurant has: ''never given me a great impression of the food they might serve as I always imagined it to have delusions of grandeur without the substance to quite back it up''. This is the same feeling I had when my girlfriend and I decided to give them a chance this evening and unsurprisingly, my long held suspicion was confirmed. They served us what was effectively a glorified tasteless baked beans, a leg of duck and sausage, with a wooping price tag of £40. Don't get me started on the total price tag of our meals - very bland meals. The Olives tasted like the pickled ones you would get from the local shop; I have had better from Nando's without the pomposity. We were having this horrible meal while one of their Jazz 'maestros'' was mangling Sergio Mendes' 'Mas Que Nada'. The food was nada and the music was nada. We shan't be going back in a hurry.