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Les Associés

Restaurants, French Crouch End and Hornsey
3 out of 5 stars
(5user reviews)

Time Out says

A French bistro in Crouch End.

 

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Address: 172 Park Road
London
N8 8JT
Transport: Tube: Finsbury Park tube/rail then W7 bus
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Users say (5)

3 out of 5 stars

Average User Rating

3.2 / 5

Rating Breakdown

  • 5 star:2
  • 4 star:1
  • 3 star:0
  • 2 star:0
  • 1 star:2
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An ideal restaurant for an occasion, this small french restaurant in Crouch end produces genuine classical french cuisine which is exceptional. The menu changes daily and includes things such as barbary duck with blackberry sauce, saddle of rabbit with madeira and melt in the mouth pigeon. I had the duck with also came with some fondant potatoes which were buttery as ever and some green vegetables which were scrumptious. Each main was £25, hence this is a restaurant for occasions, but there could be nothing to fault within the food. Every mouthful was sensational and you didn't want it to end. 


The waiter was the owner and he was quite the character. He made my coeliac seem like the simplest thing in the world and told me from the start what I could eat and could not. He wasn't rude in doing so, but more comedic in his almost brash attitude. Furthermore he had an excellent understanding of all of the food as you could tell it was very personal to him and he had gone to a market that morning to create the evenings menu. He gave us wine tastings and told us what would go with each dish and I must admit the red wine that I drank was the perfect accompaniment to my barbary duck. 


Finally the desert was also a delight. I had a chocolate mousse which was light yet rich and oh so moorish. Shortly after I was given my mousse the waiter/owner came over with some candied orange and said it would be a crime not to pair it with my mousse. I must admit it elevated the whole dish and made it even more tasty than it already was. I will be going to this restaurant again and hope that it never shuts as it is a real gem if you're looking for amazing french cooking and a waiter who will make the experience ten times better as he really cares for the food and the people he serves.


Lovely quirky venue that ticks all the boxes if you want a genuine French bistro experience,,,,,, that is apart from the food which was trully awful. It remined me of what a 12 yr old child might produce if they were trying to cook a special meal for mum and dad and much of it was virtually inedible. I am not exaggerating. Combined with disinterested service from the waiting staff. Not cheap either once you've coughed up for drinks, Good luck!


Lovely quirky venue that ticks all the boxes if you want a genuine French bistro experience,,,,,, that is apart from the food which was trully awful. It remined me of what a 12 yr old child might produce if they were trying to cook a special meal for mum and dad and much of it was virtually inedible. I am not exaggerating. Combined with disinterested service from the waiting staff. Not cheap either once you've coughed up for drinks, Good luck!


It's in a time warp but you won't eat more authentic French in this area. Always an excellent night with good food and wine. If you like the modern style French eateries in town then jog on, this is the real deal and it will be wasted on you.

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