Letter from London

July 17, 2018

A real find in something of a culinary desert is Le Café Du Marché, very handy for the Barbican and close to atmospheric Smithfield market. The roomy converted warehouse is pretty, done in rustic French style with brick walls, wood and lace curtains. Downstairs the set price meals offer good French bistro fare like poule au pot or provencal fish soup as well as more international flavouring with satay and ceviche. All meals are set menus from £10 to £15.50. A grill room upstairs, Le Grenier, has a bar festooned with French sausages you never knew existed and serves grills with classic sauces.