Truc Vert, London

2.18.2015

Long overdue on many reviews, really cannot keep up with the amount of places that I dine at. One Sunday lunchtime, I found myself at the very quiet end of Mayfair, in a little café/deli. Truc Vert, named after a beach in France with a style of local fishermen's huts (seriously, that what it says on their website).

It's open for breakfast, lunch and dinner with a fantastic value of prix fixe menu. The café itself is nothing remarkable, very rustic decor and a small deli at the front.

Bread Selections

Cheese & charcuterie plate

French Onion Soup with cheese Garlic croûton

For starters, we ordered a lot. Bread was a bit dry and the butter was very hard. Cheese and charcuterie plate was of fantastic quality.  Cheese of Fourme d'Ambert, Brie de Meaux, Sainte-Maure de Touraine, Morbier. The Brie is to die for. Cured meats included of bresaola, chorizo, saucisson sec and capicola. I especially enjoyed the capicola and the chorizo was quite spicy. My knowledge of French onion soup is minimal, I don't know whether this is a good onion soup or not. It was tasty and the onion was very sweet. 

Grilled Toulouse Sausages with bubble & squeak, French bean & rich red wine jus

Truc Vert Wagyu Beef Burger with Lettuce, tomato, pickle, chutney & chips 

and when the burger is stacked together...

I was greedy for ordering the large cheese and charcuterie plate and felt quite full before the main arrived. The Toulouse sausages was salty on its own but with the bubble and squeak it mellowed that saltiness. Somehow the taste of the sausage reminds me of chinese sausage "lap cheong" and the accompanying French beans was cooked perfectly with a crunch. The burger pattie was huge, cooked medium rare and when stacked together it was very difficult to eat. It is not the best burger and chips, not particularly bad either but definitely not on par with specialised burger places and I'm not talking about fast food.

I feel bad for unable to empty the plate, I'm not trying to waste food but we were seriously full and the portion is actually quite big. Overall, the food is not spectacular but they do fantastic cheese and charcuteries. Service was friendly and the whole place feels very cozy and easy going. I definitely would come back to have a browse at their deli next time.

Score Rating: 3/5
Price: £20-30/head

I was invited to review Truc Vert

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http://www.trucvert.co.uk/

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