Please note, Bonneville has now closed. Time Out Food editors, MARCH 2020.
There's a French influence at this Clapton restaurant and bar, with ex-Moro chef Oly Launay bringing a Parisian slant to the food. It's on the old site of the Fitzgerald's pub - a brooding setting stripped back almost to its bare bones and peppered with salvaged decor. The stained-glass window taking up much of the arched ceiling is impressive.
The food loosely follows a French brasserie theme, with starters including moules mariniere and port braised endive with Persille du Beaujolais - a soft French cheese - and walnuts. Mains include ratatouille on toast with poached duck egg and pistou, and braised beef with pommes anna, green beans and tomatoes. Desserts range from cheeseboards to almond ice cream with cherries, a creme caramel and moelleux au chocolat - a chocolate lava cake.
Cocktails are a focus but the wine list - boasting a slant toward France and the rest of the old world - is varied. The whisky selection is well considered, too.