Restaurants , French Spitalfields
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Cheese is a pillar of civilisation, as many French gourmets must have said. And Parisian cheese merchant Androuet, in business since 1909, has added to its civilising mission with this London branch, showcasing fine cheeses – British, Italian and others, as well as French – with a likeable joie de vivre. Alongside the shop and its stunning cheese and fine-wine displays, the restaurant/wine bar combines a laid-back terrace on Spitalfields Market and a smaller interior, with a little belle époque grandeur provided by a glittering chandelier.

Cheesy specialities are naturally highlights – two kinds of fondue, raclette and a wonderful tartiflette (potatoes, bacon, onions and herbs baked in reblochon) with every texture and flavour just right, making superb comfort food. Alternatively, you can try the impressive Androuet cheeseburger, or dally over constructing your own cheese-and-charcuterie board. Not everything is so cheesy – there’s also a changing range of mains, salads, sandwiches and starters, such as a delightfully delicate chilled summer pea soup with (OK, slightly cheesy) goat’s milk yoghurt.

The wine list is almost as impressive as the cheese, and for once in London is very decently priced; charming, helpful service is in tone with the whole enterprise. The only problem could be that Androuet outgrows its small space.


Venue name: Androuet
Address: 107B Commercial Street
E1 6BG
Opening hours: Lunch served noon-2.50pm, dinner served 5-10pm Tue, Wed. Meals served noon-10pm Thur; noon-10.30pm Fri, Sat; noon-9.30pm Sun
Transport: Tube: Liverpool Street tube/rail or Shoreditch High Street rail
Price: Main courses £13.70-£19.50
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Laura B

So much cheese!! The staff were delightful and sorted us out with a table (they don't take bookings) after we waited in the wine bar round the corner for a bit. Good selection of cheesy dishes and we were sat in the shop area after it closed so surrounded by even more cheese! Generally excellent. 

Dermot D

Amazing selection of cheese. Staff are so friendly and helpful (you can try the cheeses while you're choosing!). The restaurant is cozy and they do Fondue and Raclette. I love it!

Vishaal V

Fantastic fondue available! Also, the raclette is lovely too. Not one for the non-cheese lovers amongst you though, this really is a cheese-specialist restaurant. The venue is less exciting - in the middle of Spitalfields market, and most the tables are outdoor so bring some warm clothes. 

The fondue is good enough to warm you up and offset the cold surroundings though. Given fondue restaurants are a rarity in London this is well worth visiting. 

Sarah R

What's in the box !?!
....French cuisine!
Androuet is such a great place, they sell variety of amazing french cheeses, and they even do lunch time snacks, which I went for and it was tasty and cheesy and everything you want from french kitchen.Can't wait to return here for cheese fondue!


I had dinner there and really enjoyed the place- great food, great wine, great service, in a nice cosy setting. The cheese was, unsurprisingly, very very good.