La Petite Auberge

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La Petite Auberge traditional French restaurant found in the heart of Islington evokes an atmosphere equal to any warm and welcoming tavern found in the French countryside. Best French Restaurant awarded La Petite Auberge transforms your ordinary supper into an experience, a memory and a dish to talk about with all your friends. Found at 283 Upper Street, you can slip into rustic France for a memorable meal, courtesy of La Petite Auberge. Once you’ve stepped inside, been warmly welcomed by our friendly team and seated at your cosy table, you will feel like you’ve come home. Sipping your exquisite French wine and nibbling on the perfectly satisfying hors d’oeuvre; you’ll remember your dining experience at La Petite Auberge for years to come.
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LB
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant, friendly staff and fab food

LO
London
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely staff, very friendly. Great choice of food.overall a really good experience

J
London
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and friendly staff. Would highly recommend!

H
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a deliciois meal. Both me and my husband ate three courses and thoroughly enjoyed the high quality french menu. The service was lovely, the ambience was intimate and cosy and we especially enjoyed watching the crepes being made at the side of the restaurant. I went for a kinder crepe (it was pancake day when we visited) and it exceeded my expectations.

i
London
18 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great online find in an area we don't often visit. Our friends were quite late but it wasn't a problem. Basically French cuisine and everyone enjoyed each of their choices. Fish was excellent, we were attentively looked after with smiles and good humour. Very enjoyable meal. Thank you!

SA
London
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely food, good value for money. Have been here for different gatherings and have always enjoyed myself. The waiting staff were very friendly and we had a great evening.

T
London
5 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service friendly but professional. Menu extensive; particularly impressed with the choice of vegetarian dishes (brother-in-law rarely gets so many options!) Wines reasonably priced. Portions are immense - full of flavour and attractively served.

This is a proper French restaurant - that knows how to do meat and vegetarian dishes very well. Do leave room though for the crepes - they don't skimp on the fillings and they are delicious. Absolutely recommend.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would like to recommend this lovely restaurant to everyone. Lovely atmosphere and absolutely delicious food. Great choices and a hit to everyone of my party that ordered a selection of dishes from the set and a la carte menu.

Take your pals.... family or go on your own.... you won’t regret this choice!

I
London
41 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Being a few times and never disappoints. Go for it

O
Hertfordshire
17 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food and helpful staff

R
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Friendly staff who couldn’t do enough for u.
Lovely meal, cooked to perfection. Varied menu. Lively atmosphere. Tables close together.
Will definitely return

A
London
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a great lunch with an old friend and found the food tasty and just right for a good lunch. Particularly good was the crepe - perfectly cooked - very good coffee and excellent service. It was excellent value and a great location in Upper Street.

HT
London
6 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Delicious food, great atmosphere, good for a big group.

OT
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent crepes and starters! Really cozy and great atmosphere.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food, really big portions. Very attentive & friendly staff. Only one very minor issue is that we found that they really did speed through the service. But when we told them to slow down a little they did so that turned into a plus.

BG
London
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First class food and great service, enjoyed every mouthful.

LB
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A quiet New Year dinner with my husband after a busy Christmas. We were very well looked after, service was excellent and the food authentically French and beautifully cooked. Thank you.

VO
London
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

My husband and I used to love this restaurant. However, this time is was below our expectations. The service was not very good, or the food. We left very disappointed, as it had always been our favourite. Hope it improves again.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappointed by the food. Good choices in menu and A la carte.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food as always. Great Xmas menu (amazing value!) Service was very friendly as was the ambience. Recommend to everyone.

OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

I chose La Petite Auberge because it had a pre-theatre menu (although this wasn’t offered on the night), is easy walking distance to Sadlers Wells and had received good reviews on OpenTable. However, we were sorely disappointed and cannot fathom its high rating.

I was immediately put off by the restaurant’s distinctly musty smell, its grubby feel and the sorry state of its ancient decor. The menu is rustic French and doubtless hasn’t changed in decades. Given this I had expected the food to be cooked well but my duck leg was tasteless, my wife’s grilled salmon was over cooked and the salads and garnishes were limp. Service was ok but a service charge was added to the bill despite there being only two of us.

Given the location, the restaurant is relatively inexpensive but there are many others to choose from near by - and that’s what we’ll be doing next time.

OT
London
9 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A delicious meal with very friendly and accommodating service. I have been a few years in a row now for the Christmas menu and would recommend to anyone.

MK
London
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly and cosy with excellent service and food. Great Ambience and a real local gem.

a
London
27 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Small restaurant with a good vibe. Not too noisy so we could hear each other in conversation but the piped music was seasonal ie Christmas but on a loop which was irritating! But the food was lovely and good value and quality.
I don’t live locally but I would go there again and would recommend others too.

G
London
42 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful pre Christmas meal with a friend. Felt like being in Paris itself. Rabbit stew was divine, preceded by wonderfully garlicky snails. As these were a little sparse in number, the charming waiter offered us two digestifs on the house. Merci beaucoup!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant. Highly recommended ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
We enjoyed a fabulous Christmas meal here.

FD
London
4 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favourite French restaurant ever! Lunch set menu is one of the cheapest, with a large selection. My boyfriend's ultimate favourite dessert is the crepe Suzette. Also, indoor decor and ambience is perfect especially romantic for a faux Parisian dinner date.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal and service!

NL
London
5 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dined here before attending the theatre for my daughter's birthday. It was a wonderful experience and we will definitely be coming back.

D
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Verry good food in a very nice atmosphere! Cosy place, highly recommended for a date or a special occasion

D
London
10 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cosy and warm restaurant with a great menu
Food was delicious and plentiful

T
London
12 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Booked after reading reviews, reasonable prices for good food, waiter was attentive but didn’t rush us. Worth a visit

A
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food and service. Polite and welcoming staff and nice ambience

AC
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Good meal choices and service at excellent value. Always look forward to going here.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Second time eating here with friends and on both occasions, did not disappoint. Meat dishes (beef bourginon, rabbit stew, entrecote) all cooked perfectly. Generous portions with accompanying vegetables. I had salmon on bed of fresh spinach with new potatoes - yum! Puddings good too, especially tarte tartin with vanilla ice cream.

E
Oxford
75 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The selctions are those of a bistro, and have remained constant with daily specials, and the food preparation is good at a very reasonable price. Service is very efficient. This remains a reliable and reasonably priced place to eat, and we keep returning.

B
London
6 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Four of us went to La Petite Auberge for a weekday lunch. Although there were only a few other diners, the restaurant has some good and varied seating areas. We had excellent service, nothing was too much trouble and I was told what was gluten free on the menus without any problem. The lunch menu is good value and there are a lot of choices, both on the a la carte and set menu. It is also great to be able to order a carafe rather than a bottle of wine if one wants it. The escargots and moules were delicious, as I gather was the steak. We will visit again.

F
London
49 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2017
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Came for weekend dinner. Food was good, menu diverse, though for a French restaurant the onion soup was disappointingly thin and watery. Sadly our experience was marred by the temperature - it was roasting, not helped by us being sat upstairs at the top of the restaurant where the ceiling is low. Perhaps more disappointing was that each time we asked for the small air conditioning unit overhead to be put on, much to the relief of everyone around us, it lasted a matter of minutes before the waiters turned it back off because a single table of people (in short sleeves, jumpers on the back of their chair) complained about being cold, leaving the rest of us to swelter again. Pity.

H
London
14 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Convenient for lunch before a matinee performance at the Almeida Theatre, the service was excellent, the food was authentically French and the menu fixe was very good value. We greatly enjoyed our meal here and would visit again.

MT
London
6 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent - lovely restaurant and ambiance - good service

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