Truc Vert re-visited (NOW CLOSED)

Update 29 March 2017: I walked past this restaurant on North Audley Street in Mayfair this evening and was sorry to see it’s closed down. It can only have happened recently as the furniture and contents haven’t been removed yet. Sorry to see you go, Truc Vert.

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We paid another visit to Truc Vert (follow link for more info) last night. It was as good as it’s always been.

The marché area seems to have been cut back to make room for more tables (sensible idea, or perhaps it’s just because it’s winter so there’s no outdoor dining).

We were in time to take advantage of the ‘three courses for £25’ menu prix fixé before 7.30pm, which is great value given a starter is around £9 and a main course around £19 anyway.

For a starter, I had seared cod and salmon fish cakes with marinated fennel, beetroot, slow roast cherry tomato and horseradish sauce (a la carte price: £8.50), followed by roast venison with sweet potato, seasonal vegetables and peas with mint (a la carte price: £18.95). The venison was tender and slightly rich with a liver-like flavour.

roast venison + sweet potato

Another member of the party had roast Gressingham duck breast with mixed bean cassoulet, roast figs and dressing (a la carte price: £18.50) which was also tender and tasty, and not too fatty (as duck can sometimes be) and a definite hit.

roast Gressingham duck

A Viognier Le Versant, Vins de Pays d’ Oc dry white wine @ £20 a bottle went well with the fishcakes starter, as did the Argentine Malbec, Bodegas Los Clop red @ £21 with the red meats.

For the third course, we each opted for a cheese mixed platter served with fresh nutty bread and Truc Vert chutney, with a port.

A couple of jazz musicians were playing which was a really nice touch but made it slightly challenging to have a conversation and hear one other.


See full Lardbutty blog-post on Truc Vert, here.

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3 Responses

  1. Dear Lou,

    I’m Ele, and I’m on the eCommerce team at Square Meal ( Whilst getting to know the Square Meal world and website, I’ve been looking at the input of bloggers, who link their personal blogs to restaurant pages on our website.

    I’ve come across your blog and have really enjoyed reading about your foodie experiences. I’d like to invite you to link your blog to the Square Meal restaurant review.

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  2. […] Click to see latest info and photos for Truc Vert – March 2012. […]

  3. Thanks Ele, I’ll give this a try and will share any suggestions to improve with you. thanks, L

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