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Classic French cuisine coming to the old Spitz haunt

PUBLISHED: 16:34 26 June 2008 | UPDATED: 13:23 05 October 2010

On the menu... at the new Bouchon Breton

On the menu... at the new Bouchon Breton

CLASSIC Gallic cooking arrives in Spitalfields soon when celebrated French chef Michel Roux Jnr oversees the menu at new restaurant Le Bouchon Breton. It is taking over the Commercial-st premises once housing the popular Spitz art, music and food venue

CLASSIC Gallic cooking arrives in Spitalfields soon when celebrated French chef Michel Roux Jnr oversees the menu at new restaurant Le Bouchon Breton, writes Victoria Huntley.

It is taking over the Commercial-street premises once housing the popular Spitz art, music and food venue.

The eatery is the sister to Battersea's Bouchon Bordelaise which has been feeding Londoners French onion soup, moules marinieres, foie gras and steak tartare for more than 20 years.

The new French brasserie and Champagne and oyster bar will serve up a long list of favourites such as escargot de Bourgogne, chateaubriand, stuffed clams and shellfish and stock more than 300 wines with options to buy by the bottle, carafe or glass.

Owner Ian Stoppani is due to open his new venture in the next month or so, following his 20 hugely successful years at Battersea Rise.

Le Bouchon Breton is taking its influence from the grand old Parisian brasseries, with a belle époque style interior which can seat 200 diners and 50 in the champagne and oyster bar.

For the summer months, there will be a covered alfresco bar and dining area.

Food consultant Michel Roux Jr of Le Gavroche and the team at Le Bouchon have come up with a menu for the restaurant, offering a range of brasserie classics.


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