Tucked away in the heart of Mayfair is one of five Aubaine’s
dotted around London. The chic Provencal style bistro, boulangerie & patisserie is newly opened on Dover Street and exists purely to beckon those serious shoppers through it’s doors after a hard morning of tottering around the dazzling Mayfair boutiques – it’s definitely one for the girls and is Mayfair’s answer to Sex and the City!
Having had my eye on the place for a while with a strong desire to indulge in the selection of delicacies teasing me from the window, I was beside myself with excitement when I was asked to attend along with my colleague (and partner in crime) Amelia, and meet the lovely girls from Bacchus PR – it’s the ideal place to go if you’re in need of gorgeous food, wine and a giggle.
We kicked off the evening at Berkeley Street’s Russian Novikov
for cocktails to build up an appetite, then made our way over to Aubaine where we spent the evening indulging in the exquisitely fresh Mediterranean cuisine. My three courses consisted of…
Fried Squid – salt & chilli squid with lime aioli and corriander
Lobster Spaghetti – spaghetti & lobster with a tomato and basil sauce
A selection of scrumptious pastries & quite possibly the biggest macaroon I’ve ever seen…
The food was just what you’d expect – delish! …although the pasta a little bit too much and could have used a few herbs and spices to add to the flavour …call it constructive criticism.
With it’s decadent shabby chic interior and sprinkling of macaroons and meringues throughout, Aubaine’s offerings of pastries, rustic breads, and cakes in addition to delectable breakfast, lunch and dinner options (not forgetting the tasty French waiter), make for a truly memorable dining experience (Carrie Bradshaw style) and it’s not dissimilar to Chelsea’s Hollywood Arms.
I loved it so much I went back two days later to sample their brekky menu which I have to admit is the perfect way to start the day with a smile on your face, and who doesn’t want breakfast meetings over pain au chocolats and freshly squeezed orange juice – c’etait magnifique!
Aubaine 31 Dover Street Mayfair London 0207 368 0955
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