Villandry Kitchen: All Day Café, Bistrot and Bar @ Holborn

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Great Portland Street(グレート・ポートランド・ストリート)とOxfordshireオックスフォードシャー)のBicester Village(ビスター・ビレッジ)にある人気フレンチ/フードストア・Villandryヴィランドリー)の姉妹店、Villandry Kitchen(ヴィランドリー・キッチン)が、ホルボーン駅の近く、High Holborn(ハイ・ホルボーン)に今年6月オープンした。Great Portland Street店に比べるとカジュアルでリーズナブル。フランス料理の他にも、フレンチまたはイギリス風朝食メニュー、アフタヌーンティー、また110年物!のピザ生地酵母の元種を使った石窯焼きのピザもある。

木製の家具を多用した、フランスの田舎風のモダンな明るい店内は、広々としていて居心地もいい。ビジネス街にあるこのお店に行ったのは週末の昼下がりだったので、人気も少なく、サービスも行き届いていた。入口には小さいながらも、フランスの食材やおいしいパン、スィーツをテイクアウトできるコーナーもある。オープン・キッチンが売りのはずであるのだが、なぜか使われている様子はなく、オーダーしたピザはどこからか(地階?)運ばれて来た。でも、注文したマルガリータ・ピザはおいしかったし、スタッフもとてもフレンドリー。今度はディナーにも行ってみよう。

Villandry, popular French restaurants, bars & food stores on Great Portland Street and in Bicester Village, Oxfordshire, opened their sister restaurant Villandry Kitchen on High Holborn, near the Holborn tube station in June 2009. In compare to the Great Portland Street branch, Villandry Kitchen is more casual and reasonable. Other than French bistrot menus, they serve French and English breakfasts, afternoon tea, and stone baked pizzas made with their natural 110 year old mother yeast dough.

This airy and comfortable restaurant with modern French countryside decor was almost empty when we went there on Saturday afternoon – probably because High Holborn, busy business area, is rather quiet on the weekend. There are also a small take-out corner at the entrance where you can buy French artisan breads, pastries, and some French groceries, in addition to café and restaurant area. There were an open kitchen in the premise but it didn’t seem to be used, which was a shame, and the pizza we ordered was brought from somewhere else (maybe from downstairs?). The staffs were very friendly and attentive, and the pizza Margherita was delicious. We will definitely come back – probably for a dinner next time.

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One response to “Villandry Kitchen: All Day Café, Bistrot and Bar @ Holborn

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