Les Amis du Chien

London Bestie Zen, is a true Singaporean foodie with discerning taste.  So when she suggested L’Escargot for lunch today, I knew Bruno and I were in for some pampering.

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Located in the heart of Soho, L’Escargot the oldest French in London, prides itself for serving “bourgeois French” food.  Its stance on dining with dogs?  Les Amis du Chien!

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I had brought along a basket for Bruno just in case he was not allowed to sit at the table (Polpo Soho has this new disappointing policy).  The maitre d instead offered to store the basket away, because a separate chair had already been prepared for His Royal Highness.

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He can sit on the chair, or wherever he prefers– I was assured as I handed my coat over.

Hooray!  Les Amis du Chien!

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The level of dog-friendliness instantly won me over.  The interiors redolent with the sort of faded old world charm I love, and the hallways lined with paintings proved to be a veritable feast for this diner’s senses.

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As for the food?  Authentic French, etait agreable.  Escargots is the house speciality, the bread basket  generous.

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Service was friendly and attentive, the other diners admired Bruno’s impeccable table manners.

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Zen ordered the duck confit, I asked for the fish as it’s Friday and a dish His Majesty quite appreciates.

  •  L’Escargot, 48 Greek Street
  • Please Note:  Because Bruno goes everywhere, I have put in a lot of effort to ensure he has excellent table manners, is well-behaved in communal spaces, and a considerate commuter on all forms of public transportation.  Much as I am horse and hound-crazy, I am also aware and accepting that many people aren’t; and feel we must respect that point of view, especially in a public environment.  Like my mother and my mother-in-law, I am guilty of having little patience with ill behaviour from all animal forms.  I would never allow Bruno at the table, if he could not be trusted to get through a meal, in the manner he does.
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2 thoughts on “Les Amis du Chien

  1. He’s certainly impressive.This week I have caught Hugo eating a dead pigeon, sheep poo and bluebells.Bluebells are meant to be poisonous,the other two just disgusting.:( I think Bruno would dispair at him…x

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