There are two things that London’s diners associate with French cuisine: the first is rich, heavy food, and the second is a properly curated wine list. L’Aventure on Blenheim Terrace, in the vicinity of St. John’s Wood, delivers both. This is a classic gourmet French restaurant that has been consistently delivering excellence in Gallic eating in the capital. For a special meal out, or just for the chance to sample some of the city’s finest French food, dine in the formal dining room or take advantage of the good weather days and opt for the terrace instead.
DINNER SET MENU:
3 courses for £45
2 courses for £35
LUNCH SET MENU:
3 courses for £24.50
2 courses for £21.50
London has long enjoyed a special relationship with France and French culture, courtesy of the Eurostar in St. Pancras, as well as the city’s huge French population. At L’Aventure in St John’s Wood, just north of the train to the tunnel, this appreciation of French culture finds its natural home. Serving gourmet French food in a formal dining room, diners along Blenheim Terrace are rewarded for their adventurous culinary endeavours at L’Aventure with fine French food, superlative wine, discreet service and fantastic fine dining flourishes in abundance.
Gallic food deals heavily in meat, cream and expensive ingredients. Not a single element is spared in pursuit of excellence inside Blenheim Terrace’s L’Aventure. St John’s Wood diners are treated to a menu of seafood classics: think scallops in saffron cream, mussels in white wine and garlic, traditional escargots as well as duck and chicken prepared with techniques that would pass muster in the finest Parisian restaurants and you’ve got a clear picture of the food here. And while formal dining, especially in London, can be something of a humourless experience, there are dashes of personality on show here too – the delicate creme anglaise and poached meringue are surprisingly salty (and delicious of course) and demonstrate the enviable skill on display in the kitchen. There’s much to be admired and enjoyed at L’Aventure; reservations are recommended.
Delicious food, well presented. The service has been warm and professional. Tables are very well prepared and seating is confortable. A great expereinec of French cuisine
The food and service were excellent completely meeting our expectations. The space is not large and provides a comfortable, intimate and quiet environment that facilitates conversation. . The staff are attentive and helpful. I will definitely return.
Good atmosphere, good taste and good service. It's not a famous French restaurant but a proper French restaurant. Lived by local people for a long time.
Simply the best local French Restaurant in London. Charmingly understated and restful decor. Discreet, unobtrusive service. Fabulous food and a select and impeccably chosen wine list.
Traditional calorific French cuisine; good house wines; atmosphere very pleasant and good value. There are very few independent restaurants these days and L'Aventure is well worth a visit.
an excellent choice of food matched to a great wine list and first class service....a most enjoyable experience...I try not to tell anyone about it so that I can get a booking for the next time!
Very nice small cosy restaurant. The staff could not have been nicer. The food excellent. We will return and recommend it to others. A big advantage was to be able to park outside and not have to go into town.