Ollie Couillaud, the well established French chef of Chez Bruce, La Trompette, The Square and Tom’s Kitchen fame opens a new unique dining proposition ‘The Lawn Bistro’. The restaurant, which opened on September 2011 at Wimbledon Village High Street, aims to become a friendly hub of local activity, where people can regularly expect to see Ollie out front chatting to the customer base. Ollie, who has teamed up with restaurateur Akbar Ashurov has created a relaxed but stylish restaurant with dishes changing regularly on the menus. The seasonal, fresh French food, with nods to British and Spanish cuisine, will be simple yet refined combining influences from Ollie’s rural French upbringing with his Michelin starred experience.
£26 to £40
An unassuming slick exterior was a tell tale give away that this was gonna be a satisfying dinner.
It was full of familes and couples tucked away in the corner table. We were sat by the window so we had a nice view of the passing traffic literally feet away from the window.
After I got used to the front row view of the traffic we ordered, I chose the mushroon risotto which was just ok...more
Great food and presented well. The appetizer that I has was a fresh gazpacho with a scallop in the middle. It was one of the most delicious gazpacho I've had. The cream they place on top of the scallop blended well with the dish. It was lovely.
The main course was a pork hop sitting on a bed of asparagus, cole and sweet apples. The pork chop had mint around it. This also was a tasty dish that...more
Being an intrepid foodie, I've travelled far in search of good eats - delving into the nooks of Napa Valley and the backstreets of Beijing. So, it's lovely when a good eatery opens in my backyard
Wimbledon town is a strange place as far as restaurants go. Despite a large wealthy loal population ably supported by hordes of visitors and tourists with cash to burn, the dining scene is really...more