Last Thursday AB and I were lucky enough to be invited to the launch party for Bistro du Vin Clerkenwell. What's different about this bistro is it's the first in London and comes sans the hotel.
The bistro is located just a short walk from Farringdon, next door to David Beckham's favourite late night haunt Tinsletown Diner and a stone's throw from Smithfield Market.
|Can't take the heat, well get out of the open plan kitchen|
Nothing out of the ordinary, but that's until you spy the feast that circumvents the length of the bar surrounding the kitchen.
Ever single surface is piled high with everything from shucked oysters, razor clams, jamon to steak and lamp chops; but it was the plump and sweet lobster tails and prawns which grabbed the AB's attention. It was a feast fit for a king. And that's not mentioning the yummy Bistro du Vin signature Marmalade Martini.
Verdict: When you go along to launch events, the staff are obviously briefed to be on their best behaviour, so it's hard to judge the service. However, we found everyone incredibly jovial and enthusiastic about filling our plates and we were only happy to oblige.