La Poule Au Pot, Pimlico

The days are growing shorter.

The nights a little longer.

And both are altogether a little colder.

Soon enough you’ll find yourself wanting to cosy up with someone, sit hand in hand, glass of wine in the other, while the rain pours outside.

I know just the place.

One of London’s cosiest restaurants.

All the charm of the French countryside, this side of the channel.

Le Poule Au Pot is something of a Pimlico institution.

A favourite of locals, but well worth a trip if you live a little further afield.

Full of cosy little corners, the gloomy mix of dark interiors, flickering candlelight and lace filtered windows makes everything look like an old painting of a long forgotten place.

Meals start as all good French stories do, with champagne, proper carbs and butter.

My date ops for scallops swimming in lemon butter.

Seared to perfection, a beautiful classic.

While I choose something a little more buttery!

Plump snails in a pool of garlic butter.

Made for dipping.

He chooses the classic, Poule Au Pot.

Which comes falling off the bone, served with veg and decadent dauphinoise potatoes.

While I have duck, drowned in the most spectacular sauce, with fried fluffy potatoes for mopping up.

A perfect Sunday lunch, if you’re looking for one.

Pudding, this time, was a shared affaire.

The best tart tatin you will ever have.

With a scoop of vanilla.

Just what Autumn calls for.

Put Poule Au Pot at the top of your To Do list. Go on a date, go with friends or take mum and dad. Great place for meat eaters and wine lovers, though I took a vegetarian the other day who loved it. Might be tricky for vegans.

Find them on the border of Pimlico, Belgravia and Chelsea:

231 Ebury St, Belgravia, London SW1W 8UT

Open for lunch and dinner every day until late. Book a table! 020 7730 7763

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  • I can’t believe how quickly it has started to feel so Autumnal! Love how cosy this looks!

    The Leach Life |

  • Jet

    That all looks amazing (apart from the snails which were very brave of you!) What a sweet little find,


  • The slow pace

    What a wonderful restaurant! Plus, Instagram jackpot! I’m a little bit tired of all the places looking the same: copper, mint, marble. It seems this place has its own character, no?

  • Ooh nice to see something to do in Pimlico! It’s such a lovely little area, but unless you’re there ‘for a reason’, it’s not a usual stop to jump off the tube at!

    Anyone know any other nice little things to do in the area?


  • Heather Rachel Chalmers

    Directly across from my work! Next time you should pop in to Robert Kime for an antiques feast!

  • Is that the future Mr Londoner’s hand that we see in that picture? 😉

  • Holly

    Mmmm sounds yummy! Beautiful photography as ever.

    Holly x

  • Prashant

    Great post thanks for sharing this beautiful post with us.

  • It seems to be a lovely and cosy place to share a meal ! <3

  • Someone was just talking to me about this place and mentioned the escargot! I need to get down here ASAP!


  • Laura Emilia

    This place looks so beautiful and cosy! I love the decor and the flickering candle lights – you’ve managed to capture the mood so well in these pictures! Definitely bookmarking this for a special occasion (or just a rainy Sunday…) as I luckily don’t live too far either! x

    Laura // Middle of Adventure

  • What an amazing place! Looks like you took us back to the 19th century 🙂

  • Ooo! This food looks delicious!

  • Peppermint Dolly

    Looks fab – really scrummy food!


  • Greg

    I used to go there at least twice a month, when I was living in London, Eaton place…
    I now unfortunately live in Dubai where it is hard to get this kind of restaurant.
    there are nice ones but too much of shiny or star chefs and not just proper good country food!

    Please come to Dubai and give us some ideas

  • What a beautiful place!! Perfect for dates or friends!! 🙂

  • I love their interior design and all of that looks yummy!

  • The food looks absolutely glorious! Beautiful decor too. I’ll definitely have to give it a visit xxx