Having done several afternoon tea posts, i decided I quite like writing these review-like posts of restaurants I’ve visited so I decided to add that on my blog as well 🙂 Because of that today I am writing a post about my experience at Aubaine. There are several Aubaine restaurants in London, but I went to the one in Selfridges and found it to be a wonderful restaurant that is worth blogging about.
About a month ago my friend Agne came to visit me and we had a wonderful girly day in London. We had breakfast at the breakfast club in Soho (will post about that too!) then did some shopping and found ourselves hungry and decided to go somewhere for a light late lunch. I googled for some fun places to go in Oxford street and we decided to give Aubaine a go. It’s a french bistro restaurant with a gorgeous interior – pipes and tiles and mirrors all over the walls with sweets like meringues and macarons filling the vases surrounded by flowers. I loved the atmosphere there as it was quite industrial yet delicate and feminine. The food was amazing too…!
First of all we ordered some drinks – I got my traditional english go-to summer cocktail: a Pimm’s-lemonade which was beautifully presented with berries, lemon, mint and cucumber. I love when restaurants put effort into presenting not only their meals but the drinks too… and this one didn’t disappoint. My friend Agne got a Mojito – a classic and delicious cocktail that I always opt for when I want something not as sweet as a Pimm’s. Both of them were delightful and quite light – which was perfect as we just wanted a light little drink.
Then the food arrived – Agne ordered a classic caesar salad which looked amazing and like the perfect portion. I ordered the Superfood Salad, which consisted of Quinoa, beetroot, roast butternut squash, mung beans, alfalfa, broccoli, spinach, peas, pomegranate, mixed nuts & seeds. It was delightful! The best and most light superfood salad I have tried! I’m planning to try and re-create it as it was very light, very green, a mixture of many different textures and really filling. I had the small portion but felt satisfied until dinner time.
After lunch we were quite full and decided to skip out on the desserts they had on offer, but I must say they all looked very tempting. There was quite a big selection of fresh pastries and cakes that the waiters were carrying and showing visitors on a big wooden board. I must say – I was very tempted to get an eclair but decided I had too much to eat already 🙂
Overall – it was a wonderful and pleasant experience. It felt like a small little cafe as it is quite small in size, but the interior makes it look a lot bigger with the big mirrors and the plants that resemble outside gardens. I really liked Aubaine and will definitely go back! I was telling Agne as we were leaving that this is one restaurant I will have to bring Jonas to 🙂