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Published July 25th 2012
Follow in Dali's footsteps.
Cuisine de Bar by Poilâne has gone from strength to strength since it opened in November 2011. This charming French restaurant in Chelsea is the most recent addition to the famous Poilâne bakery brand, which originated in Paris in the early 1930s. Former patrons include the likes of Spanish artist Salvador Dali, while nowadays the venue attracts everyone from young mums meeting for healthy salads, to corporate executives discussing finance over exquisitely decorated lattes.
The menu is simple and fresh, with a variety of tasty tartines (open sandwiches) on offer served on Pierre Poilâne's signature sourdough bread. On weekends, an all-day brunch menu is available with delicious additions such as baked eggs with salmon. For dessert, I often indulge in a mouth-watering pain au chocolat or apple tart, made fresh each morning in the bakery downstairs.
Neutral tones throughout the restaurant and plenty of natural light create a warm ambiance. The venue recently opened an intimate courtyard area at the back of the restaurant for the Summer months.