Little B’s 10th Birthday family dinner. She had requested “no pub food and no Italian please”. By the tender age of 10 she’s already an advanced food lover and wanted nothing but a memorable family dinner out in the city of London.
Master cheese monger and maturing experts, the House of Androuet was established in Paris in 1909. Androuet London opened a year ago in the heart of the City, in Spitafields Markets. Centrally located between Liverpool Street Station and Shoredith Highstreet this is not only a cheese monger worth a visit for all food lovers but there’s also a true French Kitchen and a lovely restaurant hiding behind the shop, open for lunch and dinner. They serve sublimely authentic food made of the finest ingredients prepared with passion and care, served in glamourus French surroundings. The staff are welcoming and knowledgeable, the service from booking a table to leaving the restaurant -superb.
Old Spitalfields Market, 107b Commercial Street, London E1 6, UK + 44 (0) 20 7375 3168
Starter: Parmesan & cardamom crisps, made from fresh parmesan shaving, £3.00, mixed olives & feta, £3.50 to share.
Main: The androuet fondue (served with selection of charcuterie, bread and crudité, vegetarian option is available, a sumptuous blend of rich melted cheeses, served in a heated iron pot which you dip skewered piece of bread), £12.00 per person (we ordered for 2), two green mixed leaf salads on the side and a ham & cheese toast they made especially for Little A in case the fondue was too heavy for her (theScandinaviandad ended up having the toast!)
Dessert: Crème brulee with almond biscotti, £5.00 and the cheesecake with rhubarb compote & ginger, £6.00. A guanaja chocolate & hazelnuts brownie came complementary with strawberries and a Birthday candle and it was served on a plate with Happy Birthday written on it in chocolate.
To drink: Fresh apple juice for the girls and we had a biodynamic French wine, in addition to still water. One single and one double espresso. The bill for a family of 4 came to £100 incl service charge.
We were told upon arrival that all food is made to order, and that they would be more than happy to make smaller portions or something else especially for your child. See the sample menu at or visit androuet.com to find out more.