I’m back with my third instalment on my fave restaurants in London. I’m sorry I’ve fallen off the bandwagon since my last post in May. I’m crap I have no excuses other than I’ve been flying solo a week on and week off since then, then we had a family holiday (blog coming soon!), Little Lex’s birthday and now I’m back with you. Eek!
So as I’ve harped on before, Paris has our heart but London is our life. It’s where we met, had our first date, bought our first home, and more. In the past 8 years we’ve been to a fair amount of French restaurants, all of my Parisian husband’s choosing, and I thought I’d make a series of our top 10.
Introducing Number Three….Clos Maggiore.
Quite a few people I know have been there, it’s not one of those places where you need to be “in-the-know” like the previous restaurants from this series.
This place is aesthetically stunning. And let’s face it, that’s why I go, because I’ve said before and I’ll say it again; you never get a bad meal in a French restaurant. So I look beyond the food, at the ambience, the atmosphere, the service and mostly the aesthetics. I like it to transport somewhere, whether that’s France or somewhere else…take me away for the night.
And this place certainly does that. It’s so romantic with it’s flower ceiling dangling down so you feel you’re actually hanging out in a scene from The Night Garden, which really let’s face it, seems so out-of-this-world (the creators are off their rocker).
But back to the restaurant, it’s a small, intimate dining space perfect for a date night or special occasion. We went on our wedding anniversary, and they treated us like royalty, with a special message on my dessert place (altogether now…arrrr!), and were so tentative. But then French waiters generally are aren’t they? The food was exquisite, traditional dishes with a posh spin, and presented beautifully. And the wine list comprehensive too.
Located in the heart of Covent Garden (King Street), there’s plenty to do before and after should you wish, but really, a night lazing here is as good as a night lazing under the stars. Why would you want to leave? Good food, stunning decor and an excellent service. Stay there and be waited on all night.
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