Review: Cafe Pistou, Exmouth Market

I have a friend Hannah. Hannah is the queen of eating out in London. There's not a tasty joint she doesn't know about. When she suggested we all eat at Cafe Pistou, I trekked all the way to Farringdon without giving it a second though. Turns out, Hannah choose a gem. Again.

Cafe Pistou is a quaint French brassiere in Exmouth Market. This stretch of road is a foodie heaven. I honestly can't believe just how many places there are to eat in such a small road. At lunchtime a delicious market lines the street leaving you with even more choice.

Back back to this mint green fronted restaurant. We opted for a selection of small plates so we could get stuck in and sample more. Us blogger folk are a greedy lot. That way we could also fit a dessert in. I'd already earmarked the fruity almond and fig tart.

What did we order? First up we scoffed the salt cod croquettes. The crispy delights had a tasty, creamy filling which melted in your mouth. Paired with a light sweet pepper and tomato mayonnaise dip - the perfect accompaniment for a salty dish. We immediately ordered the creamy, soft burrata cheese with a generous drizzle of extra virgin olive oil. Deciding to go a little more French, we asked for the feta ratatouille. Huge chunks of juicy vegetables were smothered in a tomato sauce. The firm cheese was perfect to soak up the juices. The delicate, crispy prawn and basil parcels felt light and flavoursome. The tomato and basil butter dip complimented the fish to a tee.

Dessert. Dessert is what makes the world go round. Like I mentioned above, I went for the scrummy fig and almond tart with ice cream. Sarah plumped for the Caramel and Chocolate Mousse. What a choice that was - just look it! I can confirm it tasted delicious as she soon gobbled it up!

It's certainly not a cheap place to eat at but for a treat? I don't mind splashing the pennies. 

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