A board outside this restaurant – aptly named The Little French Restaurant – highlights a three-course meal deal for £9.95. There's often a catch to this sort of thing – either you have to eat before 7pm or not on Friday or Saturday nights – but no, this offer is available every day of the week.
It's a no-frills-no-fuss sort of place, with wooden tables and simple French cooking at extremely reasonable prices. It's the kind of place you'd expect to stumble upon in Paris, rather than in West London. There's an à la carte menu but, unless you're after steak, it's really the set menu that you come here for. Three courses for £9.95 per person and the choice isn't bad either.
I went for the grilled goat's cheese starter, followed by cod à la Provençal. It's not hâute cuisine, however both were good. Other starters include French onion soup, and stuffed peppers and marinated salmon, while main courses include coq au vin, lamb wellington, and salmon escalope 'en papillote'. For dessert, there's the choice of apple pie, chocolate mousse, tiramisu, ice creams, and sorbets
A couple of minutes walk from Earl's Court tube, The Little French Restaurant is hidden in a narrow passageway which links Earl's Court Road to Kenway Road. It's worth booking as it does get busy, and make sure you bring cash, as they don't take cards.