Fleur de Sel – SADLY NOW CLOSEDThis was not my first visit to Fleur de Sel, which is located directly above thinking-fortysomething-divorcee’s drinking den of choice, Fingers. I’d visited shortly after it opened, back in 2014, and been slightly bemused by their offering. I thought it was time to give it another go.
The interior remains as compact and elegant as I remember it. It’s a really smart little place with good deal of charm.It is firmly, and unabashedly, a creperie and galette house with those pancakey treats at the core of their menu. Salads and omelettes round things out.
I ordered in much the same way as I had on my previous visit, starting with the warm goat’s cheese salad, then following with a Nantaise galette (a type of buckwheat pancake), which packed in a filling of sausage, onions and mustard sauce.The friendly waiter delivered me a very good glass of chilled house white, then soon followed with my salad. With mustard dressed lettuce at the core, the leaves were topped with tomatoes, boiled egg, and a pair of goat’s cheese toasts. This was simple stuff but pleasingly executed. It was a good opener.
The main course was an alluringly odd looking item, with a sliced sausage served with heavily caramelized onions and tangy mustard sauce atop a dainty doily of a pancake. It was good, but a starch or vegetable light of being a main meal, for me.
So overall, I enjoyed Fleur de Sel up to a point, but it didn’t appeal to my slight mealtime rigidity, which tends to focus on three really good feeds each day. It felt like the evening equivalent of a brunch place, which means the brunch loving world, or which I am not a member, will adore this place. Next time you’re looking for the fabled “light dinner”, this is the place for you. And you will be pleased with what you’re served.
Blythe scores Fleur de Sel
3.5/5 for food
3.5/5 for presentation
3.5/5 for service
4/5 for setting
giving an overall 14.5/20
I ate: chevre chaud salad; Nantaise galette
I drank: house white, water
I wore: pinstripes and trainers
Total bill: £22