Colbert
Verdict based on 8 critic, 1 blogger and 0 user reviews and awards
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Address: 50-52 Sloane Square, London, SW1W 8AX

Website: Visit restaurant website

Telephone: +44 20 7730 2804

A classic French all-day cafe and restaurant by the restaurateurs Corbin & King of Wolseley, Delaunay, and Brasserie Zedel fame.

Latest reviews of Colbert

Grace_Dent

Grace Dent, Evening Standard

11 January 2013

We ate the soupe du jour, formed of something long-winded, with blitzed hazelnuts, shallots and shellfish, which sounded odd but was starkly excellent. (…) This is all so perfectly London: pricey, imperfect, exclusive, hard to gain entry to and like something out of a sitcom. But I know that when hunger strikes anywhere close to SW1, I’ll be back…

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Andy_Hayler

Andy Hayler, andyhayler.com

12 December 2012

Cassoulet had tender beans and nicely flavoured duck, properly seasoned. On the side, matchstick fries were reasonably crisp. Lemon tart had good pastry, though the filling was a little off balance, not quite sharp enough, while its texture was just a touch too firm…

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giles_coren

Giles Coren, The Times

24 November 2012

[I] tucked into 12 unbelievably good and garlicky snails with lashings of baguette, then a “croque raclette”, which is basically a fried cheese and ham sandwich and quite the most exciting thing you can eat on a foggy London afternoon…

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andy_lynes

Andy Lynes, Metro

22 November 2012

The beautifully seasoned, expertly charred crust of a hulking roast veal chop from the list of ten ‘plats’ (main courses) gives way to tender, juicy flesh and comes with a limpid caramelised lemon sauce that’s so glossy I can almost see my greedy face in it…

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What the Critics say

Grace_Dent

Grace Dent, Evening Standard

11 January 2013

We ate the soupe du jour, formed of something long-winded, with blitzed hazelnuts, shallots and shellfish, which sounded odd but was starkly excellent. (…) This is all so perfectly London: pricey, imperfect, exclusive, hard to gain entry to and like something out of a sitcom. But I know that when hunger strikes anywhere close to SW1, I’ll be back…

Read full review »
giles_coren

Giles Coren, The Times

24 November 2012

[I] tucked into 12 unbelievably good and garlicky snails with lashings of baguette, then a “croque raclette”, which is basically a fried cheese and ham sandwich and quite the most exciting thing you can eat on a foggy London afternoon…

Read full review »
andy_lynes

Andy Lynes, Metro

22 November 2012

The beautifully seasoned, expertly charred crust of a hulking roast veal chop from the list of ten ‘plats’ (main courses) gives way to tender, juicy flesh and comes with a limpid caramelised lemon sauce that’s so glossy I can almost see my greedy face in it…

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hardens

Richard & Peter, Harden's

8 November 2012

When it finally came, though, our simple meal was very good. The bread batons were well up to group standards, and such classics as prawn cocktail, oysters (rather small, number 4s?), and salads of endive and Roquefort, and chicken, were all very well done and elegantly presented…

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zoe_williams

Zoe Williams, The Telegraph

7 November 2012

I had boudin blanc. I am on board with its pallid appearance – you don’t order something with ‘blanc’ in the title otherwise – but its casing was eerie, like taking a blunt knife to a bouncy castle…

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AA_Gill

AA Gill, The Sunday Times

4 November 2012

Colbert will definitely and effortlessly become a favourite of the local ladies who lunch. It is that slightly contradictory thing – an honest pastiche, a wish fulfilment of something that didn’t grow up here, but should have done. And such is the collective strength and expertise of the Colbert staff, it is probably better than most of its adoptive cousins in provincial France today…

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John_Walsh

John Walsh, The Independent

20 October 2012

Angie ordered a Fletan Grille, or grilled halibut. It was enormous, like a lump of Moby Dick. You could see it whaling across the restaurant from 10 yards away. Several inches thick, it glowed with health and whiter-than-white, flaky purity…

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Time_out

Guy Dimond, Time Out

15 October 2012

There are three rooms, including one with a marble-topped bar; all serve the same menu from 8am until around 11pm, seven days a week. Staff are easily spotted in this well-dressed and slickly coiffed part of town as they’re the younger ones wearing ties; the service is as smooth as a special agent’s hand unhitching a dress…

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What the Bloggers say

Andy_Hayler

Andy Hayler, andyhayler.com

12 December 2012

Cassoulet had tender beans and nicely flavoured duck, properly seasoned. On the side, matchstick fries were reasonably crisp. Lemon tart had good pastry, though the filling was a little off balance, not quite sharp enough, while its texture was just a touch too firm…

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