Thursday, 24 October 2013

Return to The Green Man and French Horn

Game Consommé at
The Green Man and French Horn

It's now almost a year since I wrote about The Green Man and French Horn which opened in September 2012.  Since then it's garnered a string of awards so I thought I'd give you a quick update.  First, you might want to read my original piece to save me from repeating myself: The Green Man and French Horn

I've returned a number of times since then and a revisit today convinced me this place has to be offering the best value meal in town right now.  You can still expect to pay around £40-45 a head, and it's still a lovely menu, but it's the amazing value 'Theatre Menu' which makes it stand out.  Between 12.00-19.00 The Green Man and French Horn offers 2 courses for £12.50 or 3 courses for £15.00 with a choice of 3 starters, 3 mains and 2 dishes at dessert.  The menu changes daily but today for instance you could choose from starters of Pork Rillettes, Game Consommé or Beetroot, anchovy & Walnuts; mains of Hake, mussels, capers & tomatoes, Galette Bretonne with Vendee ham, eggs & cheese or Sausage & Puy lentils; Desserts of White chocolate mousse & Muscat grapes or Crêpes with salted butter caramel. 

Hake, mussels, capers & tomatoes at
The Green Man and French Horn

The consommé was gamey yet delicate and pepped up with herbs of parsley and tarragon.  A perfectly cooked fillet of hake was served on a herby broth with mussels and tomatoes and a kick of capers.  The crêpes with salted butter caramel were utterly delicious.  With glasses each of Milliard d'Etoile Domaine de la Garretiére at £6.00 and a 2004 Vouvray Les Morandières Domaine Lemaire-Fournier at  £4.75 the bill was a bargain at just under £60 for two including service.  I know of no better deal in London.

Crêpes with Salted butter caramel at
The Green Man and French Horn

What's more, Ed Wilson is still in the kitchen and Laura is still behind the bar.  This place is every bit as good as it looks.

The Green Man and French Horn
54 St Martin's Lane
London WC2N 4EA
Tel: 020 7836 2645

MARCH 2015 UPDATE: Sadly, now closed -  go around the corner to Terroirs at 5 William IV Street WC2N 4DW