Bold, roasted coffee, fresh baked bread and croissants, gourmet desserts and a passion for rustic Mediterranean cuisine form the backbone of La Gourmandina in London’s Bloomsbury. Using ingredients from local small businesses whenever possible, La Gourmandina ensure that their dishes are of the highest quality and that your patronage helps support the local economy. Situated on Lamb’s Conduit Street, this Mediterranean restaurant has become a local favourite in central London.
Calling themselves French and Italian enogastronomic ambassadors, the French-Italian couple behind La Gourmandina invites you to their delightful Mediterranean restaurant on Lamb’s Conduit Street in Bloomsbury. Close to Russell Square and Holborn tube stations, near big attractions like the Charles Dickens Museum and The British Museum, La Gourmandina finds itself in the centre of London, providing a calm oasis in the usual hustle and bustle just outside the restaurant’s front door.
La Gourmandina in London’s Bloomsbury is open every day of the week except for Sunday, providing a lovely location for you to enjoy lunch, dinner or Saturday brunch. Swing by during the evening hours and begin your dinner with starters like tartare de boeuf (beef tartare topped with egg yolk, toasted bread and gherkins) or mozzarella in carrozza (deep fried mozzarella, aubergine puree and basil). Decide between mains like coq au vin (lamb stew with spring vegetables) or lapin gourmand (rabbit stuffed with Tuscan sausage, mash potatoes and mustard). And don’t even consider leaving without dessert – La Gourmandina is known for their decadent sweets made fresh daily right on site at their Conduit Street location.
Great food, good wine. The restaurant wasn't busy and the music played softly in the background, so we could talk easily. The staff was friendly and we didn't feel rushed at all.
Great food, excellent service and a good choice of wines. The restaurant has a slightly industrial style to it and it works well. Overall a very enjoyable evening.
great place for relaxed inexpensive lunch. why you have to use 25 words to complete this review I don't know - my six words covered it, no?
Fab meal,great service ,nice selection of something different on the menu,nice ambience,thoroughly recommended, good value as well and a good selection of wine,thanks a lot
A delicious meal: I had grilled octopus (firm and crisp, not rubbery) then chickpea pasta (more flavoursome than wheat pasta) with not-too-soggy vegetable ragu; my sister's sweet caramelised tomato tart was balanced with a sharp green salad, and then her goat's cheese and truffle risotto was wonderfully unctuous with the two strong flavours perfectly balanced; my partner had a well-composed frisée salad - the bitter leaves matching the seared foie gras expertly - and though he liked the stuffed rabbit he had for a main, he was ecstatic about the accompanying mash! The one stumble in the menu was dessert: I had an affogato with cornflake ice cream, but to be honest I couldn't taste that at all. The accompanying Florentines were superb, though! Next time I'm in the Bloomsbury / British Museum area, I shall definitely return.
Spectacular restaurant, charming service, great food, high quality ingredients. The emhpasis is on high quality ingredients and combining the best of the french and italian cuisine. We have been eating here regularly for two years now and I have never been disappointed. The wine selection is excellent and offers much better value for money than in most restaurants. A real gem.
This is the second time I have visited this restaurant. I find the staff are super friendly and welcoming. The food (even though portions are on the small side) is excellent and has excellent variation. My girlfriend can't eat gluten and we find this restaurant to cater for this excellently.
Great find. A mix of French and Italian. Original and creative menu. I had homemade chestnut gnocchi which were delicious; something I had never tried before. Good wines and friendly staff. Will definitely be back and recommend to other foodies.
Simple furniture, spacious layout, semi-basement with atmosphere; warm and friendly service; excellent food well-cooked (pasta with wild boar sauce, seafood tagiolini, both beautifully balanced), good wine. And a great location.
Marie and her staff are incredibly friendly, professional and courteous. The food is a wonderful blend of French and Italian cuisine, balanced perfectly with a well-prepared wine cellar.