Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Boulevard Brasserie

36 Wellington St
London, WC2E 7BD

Another day, another free Toptable meal. This time it was two courses at Boulevard Brasserie, near Covent Garden. A and I started with a goat's cheese and caramelized onion tart and a rocket and parmesan salad. A thought there was too much oil on the salad, but the parmesan was generously shaved on and the onions in the tart were delicately sweet in contrast to the sharp goat's cheese. For mains we had the minute steak with a gigantic bowl of frites, and the salad Nicoise pictured above. The steak was very well seasoned and managed to stay medium rare even though it was a thin cut, and the bowl of frites was delicious and it was hard to stop eating them. The salad Nicoise was good as well - fresh greens, a strongly flavored anchovy on top, briny black olives, firm new potatoes and perfectly boiled eggs. The menu we were allowed to choose off of is their daily lunch and pre-theater menu which is 11.95 for two courses - I think this would have been good value even if we had to pay. It's certainly better than a lot of the tourist traps around Covent Garden.

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