Rotisserie Jules, SW7 3EX
- 020 7584 0600
- 6-8 Bute Street, SW7 3EX
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...