Quite often I take the girls to Le Pain for hot chocolate and toast whilst I enjoy a coffee. They do bread and coffee so well, and most importantly, they are child-friendly. They do all sorts of delicious open sandwiches and cakes. Their approach to food is to keep it simple, the ingredients, the menu and the style. And, there is an emphasis on organic produce. I like this. I have to admit I had never tried them before for dinner. Expect a small, concise menu with a handful of dishes that resemble something you would expect to be served in a french farmhouse kitchen. Rustic and homely comfort food.
We chose the chicken and Leek Pie and British Steak & West Country Ale Stew. They do not offer a children's menu but there is plenty which you could make work. For the girls we opted for 2 sides each, mashed potato which is served with lashings of butter, which, they of course loved and avocado. It was perfect for them. They finished off which a flourless chocolate brownie.
Don't be shy to ask for crayons and paper for the children, they usually have some lurking about and are only too happy to provide you with some tools to keep them entertained whilst you sit back and enjoy your meal. Both Gabriella and Lucia Returned home with a masterpiece each.
Le Pain Quotidien - Notting Hill
* We was invited to sample a meal by Le Pain Quotidien