French restaurant in Hackney
Les Nenettes, translating in slang to birds or chicks, is an apt name for this all female owned and run French restaurant in Hackney .Situated in Clapton, only a 7 minute walk from Hackney Downs, Les Nenettes is a must visit. It has ample space outside for al fresco dining and drinking – perfect for the warmer evenings. The interior is relaxed and cosy with a map of France on the wall highlighting the main cities.
With a decent list of aperitifs and cocktails, you can start your meal as you mean to go on! There are also a decent selection of wine and the Malbec is recommended.
Snacks and starters
I basically wanted the entire menu from the snacks and starters section! We shared the Deep Fried Babybel and onion jam (£5.50). Yes you heard me right – babybels battered and fried resulting in oozy cheesy goodness. The onion jam was a great accompaniment too. I also had to try the Buffalo Frog Legs, blue cheese sauce (£5,50) which were, as I had been told, similar to chicken, Not as meaty (understandably) but the buffalo sauce and blue cheese went very well.
Finally, we had the Legumes croquants & Ravioles de Romans.
Main Meals and Desserts
Again, a great selection on the menu with a special dish on offer every evening. I saw the Rump Streak being served to other guests which looked amazing, However, I had my heart set on the Duck Magret, tagliatelles de Royans, morels (£16.95) which had been recommended by friends. We were not disappointed – the portion of duck breast was generous and there was barely any fat on the meat. A really fantastic dish.
We had the Black Cherry Gateau Basque, crème fraiche for dessert. It was not gateau as I would think of it but more tart based but very silky and smooth. It reminded me of a bakewell tart which I LOVE so I was very content.
Les Nenettes restaurant in Hackney offers fantastic French food at affordable prices. Combined with great service from the staff and relaxed surroundings, I definitely recommend a visit.
Tip: If you visit between 12 and 6,45pm you can take advantage of the “La Formule” deal which offers a dish of the day and a glass of house wine or a soft drink for only £9.99. What a great deal
East London Girl: Les Nenettes
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