L'Aventure

4.7
110 reviews
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French
Few restaurants can equal the ultra-"cute" charm or longevity of this St John's Wood "CLASSIC",run by chef- Patronne Catherine Parisot
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c
London
29 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We always look forward to dining at L’Aventure. The ambience, service and food are first class.
This is a warm, intimate restaurant.

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JN
London
3 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful lunch, they really looked after us and we will be going back. The food was excellent throughout, great wine, thoughtful service.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

As usual we had a very nice evening
In very comfortable surroundings and great food

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NA
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great as usual, service can be slow at busy times but still great food

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A
London
16 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Most definitely. The food and wine were delicious and the service excellent without being intrusive.We were not asked all the time wether we had enjoyed our food, our empty plates bore witness to the fact.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect

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n
London
13 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was amazing. Well done. will recommend to family and friends and we personally will come again.

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CV
London
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

It is worth dining here. We had a warm welcome from the moment we arrived. The Patronne was friendly, efficient & very helpful with her advice about the menu & wine list & which proved to be accurate & helpful. It is a relaxing setting wiht a lovely ambience. A small basket of mixed breads included some nut & fruit bread - delicious. The artichoke starter tasted really nice & was also beautifully presented. The turbot main was cookd perfectly & the lamb main was also very tasty & beautifully cooked. Finally the warm apple tart was perfect. The restaurant became very busy during our visit but the waiting staff were professional & helpful & polite at all times. I have given 4 stars for service only because we were waiting a little long for the bill, however, it was by then very busy & we were not rushed out of our seats. There is a lovely terrace where you can also be seated during nicer weather.

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s
London
10 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent French food . Limited menu but could have chosen every single dish offered > Food was excellent , beautifully presented and with great sauces. Feels like being in France . Lady proprietor is charming and very welcoming .

Four of us had a truly enjoyable celebratory dinner.

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LI
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant. Fantastic food and faultless service. Would highly recommend.

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PP
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food in a lovely setting.

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T
London
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Very good atmosphere, great authentic French cuisine.

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NG
London
14 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Had a friend come to stay so decided at the last minute to go out rather than eat in.

Glad we did as this was a very pleasant experience indeed.

A very warm welcome, a good menu, attentive service, delicious food - very good ambiance although first appearances are that it is very smart...it is but it isn't

Only regret is that it was a Monday evening so could not really get "stuck" in - the next visit will be different!

Highly recommended

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C
London
65 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Lovely local restaurant with a reassuringly short menu. Excellent quality and good wines. Service is always good.

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FT
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

What a lovely local restaurant, with excellent, friendly french service. Delicious food. We love it

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N
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome a piece of France in St. John’s Wood great food outstanding wine

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E
London
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent French cuisine family restaurant. Service a bit un attentive by the young waiters

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P
London
30 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was a real find with a charming chef and excellent monkfish. Liked it a lot

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HB
London
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious. Very friendly. Totally French.
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c
London
29 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always enjoy eating at L’Aventure where the food, attention and atmosphere is excellent.

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F
Kent
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was delicious, don't get me wrong, but it was extremely expensive compared to what else you can get for the price. It's a neighbourhood gem, but not somewhere I would expect to pay £50+ a head with only one or two drinks each. We were alone in the restaurant for about 20 mins before the next group arrived, so it was pretty quiet.

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OW
London
13 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

A lovely and cosy neighbourhood French restaurant in the heart of St. John’s Wood. The food is delicious and well presented. A nice selection of wines and the proprietress is always on site to either cook or converse and serve the guests in the restaurant.
The rack of lamb was beautifully cooked and this was followed by wonderful crème brûlées.
Would recommend.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A perfect french meal! A friendly, romantic, adorable setting. With consistently mouth watering food served in perfectly sized portions. The courtyard garden makes for a great summer setting with their amazing salmon starter; but the interior is also cozy enough to have a juicy rack of lamb on a cold winters evening. The staff are so nice it's like your family. Can't wait to go back.

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C
London
14 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

It's always a pleasure to go to l'Aventure, one of our locals that we have used for the last 25 years or so. On this particular evening, however, they seemed to be short of one staff with some impact on the speed of service. Also, while our first courses were delicious, my second course (rib of veal) was overcooked. Still, I will go back.

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PB
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a joy to return to this fabulous restaurant after too long a break and find that it is every bit as good as we remembered it. Delicious food, distinct selection of wines and a wonderfully French feel. A real gem and we will not make the mistake of leaving so long until our next visit.

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P
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The family had dinner on a Monday evening to celebrate a special event. As expected a quiet evening with only a few tables occupied so the owner and staff had good time to advise upon the menu. The service was top, the meals delicious and well presented. The restaurant deco is good and held in a typical French style. The place is busy later in the week and at weekends so then reservations are necessary.

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m
London
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the best kept secret in London
Wonderful food from a fresh menu every day
Great French wine and all at great value
Better than plenty of Michelin star restaurants in my opinion for a fraction of the price

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SI
London
18 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

A great, local find. Lovely food, nice wine and cosy....slightly quirky! Too many restaurants are bland and manufactured. This had authenticity and character!!

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AF
London
5 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had Sunday lunch here to celebrate my sons birthday. It's a set menu with plenty of choice. The food was excellent we all had different things to eat and everything was good.
The service was excellent and we would happily return.

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PH
London
37 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic local find! The restaurant serves up excellent french cuisine time and time again. Sofisticated Bistro cosy atmosphere. A pleasurable experience once more.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely in every sense of the word.

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JL
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a delightful evening the food ,ambience and service were all superb

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JN
London
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food, good wine, nice setting. Should be busier!

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DG
London
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

We dined for a special event. If I have a reservation it is that the wine list is onto expensive side with the cheapest at £29.00 a bottle. There was quite a delay in having our order taken, but all in all it was a pleasant evening.

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NF
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The crème brulée is absolutely wonderful. Quiet and lovely neighbourhood restaurant.

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F
London
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always like returning to L’Aventure, a very special place.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Unfortunately the open table booking although confirmed with me somehow did not go through to the restaurant which made for an awkward start to the evening as the restaurant apparently had no notification from open table of the booking
Eventually we got seated but it was a birthday celebration and was not quite the negative welcome I would have liked
Can you liaise with the restaurant as to what went wrong

Thank you

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Consistently a very good resturant that never disappoints.

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C
London
65 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good restaurant , one of very few in terms of quality in the area.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful food, excellent value and great service. Who could ask for more!

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