While we were in London we thought we might as well try one more Michelin-starred restaurant. This time we chose La Chapelle, a French restaurant in the Shoreditch area of London. The restaurant was chosen for its Sunday lunch prix fixe menu offering 3 courses with a glass of prosecco for £34.50. Their choice to add their own 12.5% service charge at the end of the meal eliminated a tip.
The meal started with some green olives, crusty bread and a thick knob of butter. All were delicious and certainly whet my appetite for what was to come. We each ordered different things so we could get as full a taste of the menu as possible.
As you might expect, the starters were lovely, and the vichyssoise was poured into the bowl at the table, although I didn’t want to take a photo of the act of pouring, for fear of looking too much like a tourist.
I loved my chicken, it was divine! However, Dee-Anne wasn’t as enamoured with her linguine. In the end we shared the plates and I didn’t mind the linguine. The flavour was peculiar but not bad, just different. I could certainly see the dish as an acquired taste.
The desserts were a lovely way to finish the meal. I think my main was still my favourite dish but the dessert was a very close second.
I would highly recommend the lunch prix fixe menu, and in July they have an even better 5-course meal for the same price that I am sure will be very popular.