Le Pain Quotidien has opened a new restaurant in Chelsea, along the Fulham Road – on the stretch between Beaufort Street and Edith Grove.
I’m a huge fan of LPQ and as soon as I found out they were opening I was very excited. The LPQ on King’s Road is always busy and it’s a great spot to take time out and enjoy some good hearty French food. Plus, I also think this part of Chelsea (the middle bit of Fulham Road) has limited offerings when it comes to good coffee.
So when I was invited to review lunch at the new LPQ, I leapt at the chance. After all, I normally find myself rushing around at lunchtimes or sitting in my office and grabbing a few minutes to devour something I had just picked up on my way back. But instead when the rain was pouring last week and the general mood wasn’t typical of summer, I decided I wanted to take a break and enjoy a leisurely-ish lunch.
Admittedly this restaurant is much smaller than the one on King’s Road. But it also has outdoor seating and there is a spacious basement with booths and plenty of room for little feet to move around if they’re feeling restless, which I’ve realised is always blessing.
For lunch I had the tartine and soup deal. And on my bread, I enjoyed proscuitto and fig with some cheese which was wonderful. The soup I chose was a vegetable special which was perfect for a rainy day.
But for now, I’m very happy with LPQ being one of my regular lunch and coffee stops especially because the staff are very friendly too.
Disclaimer: I was invited to review LPQ on Fulham Road as a guest.