"If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast." - Ernest Hemingway
At Petit Bistro, our food philosophy is simple: delicious, honest food created from authentic, superb quality ingredients. Our menu embraces everything wonderful about traditional French cooking - whether a guest at Victory House hotel, a passer-by looking for a pre-theatre dinner, or a London dweller keen to enjoy a hearty meal in a warm and inviting setting, we aim to provide everything for everyone.
Starting with breakfast at 7AM, be spoiled for choice by our magnificent continental buffet, offering just-baked croissants made using French white butter, homemade yoghurts, artisan rolls, crushed avocado with chilli, and freshly squeezed orange juice. Or order a la carte and enjoy unique creations such as our apple tatin pancakes, omelettes made with delicious free-range Burford Brown eggs, and Wiltshire cured bacon, supplied by Aubrey Allen from pigs that are raised ethically on the beaches of Norfolk. Those looking for a treat should order our French Toast with caramelized banana & crème Chantilly for a sweet start to the day, and Petit Bistro also serves a weekend Bottomless Brunch - simply ask your waiter for details.
Lunch can be simple - Pâté de pays with bistro chutney and sour dough toast; perhaps a substantial Chèvre salad salad with Florette creamy goat’s cheese; or our French onion soup with gooey Swiss cheese - or it can be extravagant: our Grilled haché Black Angus beef burger topped with ethically-sourced foie gras, for example, or Ragoût d’agneau, our delicious French lamb shoulder stew with flageolet beans. Then there is our signature dish, confit de canard. The slow roasted spiced honey duck leg results in incredibly flavoursome meat and beautifully crispy skin, and is served with buttered Savoy cabbage, swede purée & duck jus for a dish that is both comforting and impressive.
Evenings bring with them the pop of corks and the welcome glug of wine, which is perfect when accompanied by our delightful classics of Escargots à la Bourguignonne and Steak tartare. Fresh fish from Peterhead, Rye, Cornwall and Brigham might tempt you for dinner, all sent to us from net to plate by our small selection of trusted suppliers. Finish things on a sweet note with our divine desserts or a medley of cheese from the award-winning Courtyard Dairy in Yorkshire.