Bon Vivant: Lovely atmosphere, great wine and good food

Bon Vivant, what does it mean? A ‘bon vivant’ is a someone having cultivated, refined, and sociable tastes especially with respect to food and drink. Should I say me in other words? 😉

Bon Vivant is a French restaurant located in Central London open daily for breakfast, lunch, dinner and wine. The atmosphere is lovely, the wine is great and the food is delicious.

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L’eau à la bouche
Having a cocktail first is a good way to start a dinner. In French, it’s called «l’apéro»: before starting to eat, we like to have a cocktail or a glass of wine. My friend and I had the same cocktail suggested by the Chef : Dirty Pink. In it? Gin, Chambord raspberry liquor, lemon juice, sugar syrup, and egg white.

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Dirty Pink

 

Mise en bouche
I was excited to try their new menu for summer. I decided to only have fish and not meat – even if all the dishes look lovely. I started with a salmon tartare – should I tell you that it is probably the best salmon tartare I’ve ever had? Chef Oliver Kuehler cook salmon tartare with Gin cured Salmon, pickled cucumber, gin and Cucumber sorbet, mint pudding, lemon-herb creme fraîche, preserved lemon and celery.

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I had the fillet de daurade: Seared Sea Bream, Spinach, Ricotta, Braised Leeks, Sauce Vierge, Nasturtium. That was so good, I will recommend this main course to any fish lover!

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World Gin Day
Celebrate World Gin Day with Bon Vivant’s ‘Gin Brunch’ on Saturday 10th June. The party will get started with thirst-quenching gin cocktails to enjoy alongside an all-day brunch menu and gin dessert. All of this will be accompanied by live beats headed up by Sunshine Soul’s resident DJ Stuart Underwood, who will pump out a mix of funk, soul, jazz and disco between 12pm-7pm -an afternoon to revel in, all for just £24 per person.

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This French bistro is, without any doubts, one of my favourite restaurants in London. I will definitely come back. Maybe for having a brunch?

Bon Vivant
75-77 Marchmont Street
London WC1N 1AP

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