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Rotisserie Jules, SW7 3EX

A French rotisserie restaurant in South Kensington, next door to the Zetland Arms and a couple of minutes walk from South Kensington Station. They also have a branch in Notting Hill.

Something like a French version of Nando's, but with table service and (in elvum's opinion) tastier food. The menu centres on roast chicken, served with a small jug of delicious gravy, with a selection of optional side dishes. Gratin Dauphinois is probably the best of these: a pretty good stab at the dish, with tasty but arguably-heretical grilled cheese on top. (Some Gratin Dauphinois purists insist that the dish should be made without cheese, as in a well-made example the cream should acquire its own cheese-like flavour during the cooking process.) It's not quite as good as it was when your reviewer first tried it a couple of years ago though. The chicken, however, is beautifully roasted. Half a chicken and a side dish costs a highly reasonable £10.75.

If you don't fancy chicken, they can do you a lamb steak, or with four hours notice, a whole leg of lamb, enough for 5-6 people, for £49. There are also a selection of sandwiches, or a couple of Spanish omelette options. Vegetarians have a smaller choice, limited to soup (varies daily), a grilled baguette with cheese and tomatoes, or a Spanish omelette. The vegetarian with us pronounced the lentil soup to be the best she'd ever had.

They do takeaway, with free delivery for orders over £10 within a c.5 mile radius. Delivery hours are noon-3pm and 6pm-10:30pm Monday to Saturday, and noon-10:30pm Sunday.

elvum's verdict: Excellent value, particularly if you fancy chicken...

Last visited by elvum and friends, June 2008. Prices taken from the menu on that visit. Delivery hours taken from website, June 2008.
OS X co-ord: 526713 OS Y co-ord: 178771 (Latitude: 51.493181 Longitude: -0.174527)
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