At street level of this west end favourite is the pleasant bar à vin. with a fine drinks list, it’s a good place to sit back and enjoy a glass of something special, perhaps with cheese fondue or some foie gras and pâtés. meanwhile, upstairs is the bustling l'escargot blanc restaurant, where you're greeted by friendly, cheery staff. dive into steamed mussels in blue cheese, crème fraîche and parsley – thank goodness for the bread basket, because you’ll definitely want to dunk into that delightful sauce. the promising start continues with goat's cheese in filo pastry served with tapenade, olives and a salad dressed with basil vinaigrette. a good omelette can be tricky to master, but the duck egg variety presented here is large, fluffy, full of sautéed potato and quite delicious, as is a roasted cod fillet with prawns, mussels and saffron. wrap things up with one of their pudding treats like the chocolate tarte with salted caramel, or macerated morello cherries in kirsch. yum.