First off, the service was amazing. Our wonderful waitress seemed to know exactly what we wanted, be that a pot of tea to warm us up, more bread (always) or a top up of prosecco. We settled in to a comfy booth and I wondered why I hadn't visited sooner.
There's a 2 course prix fixe menu for £12.95 available from 12-6pm. Goats opted for that and it's amazing value, there was even a dauphinoise side thrown in. I ordered a la carte because I couldn't resist the fish soup.
This little old thing was amazing! It's such a simple dish but they have it bang on. So, so good. Perfect aioli in a little side dish and a crispy crouton accompanied. I've thought about this soup a lot since. A bargain at £7.50.
My main was a little fish pie. Plenty of smoked haddock and salmon lurking beneath what might be considered slightly burnt piped mash. I kinda like burnt stuff so I was ridiculously happy with this course too. Not the cheapest option on the menu (£16.95), I'll grant you, but I liked it.
I've never eaten at Demetre and Smith's other venues either, might try to squeeze one in before I leave.
Les Deux Salons
42-44 William IV Street