Where: 41 North Audley Street, London W1K 6ZP
Cuisine: French Bistro style/bar
Opening times: Monday to Saturday Breakfast- 7.30-10.45am; Lunch- noon-6pm; Dinner- 6-10.45pm
Price range: £25-40 easily spent on small plates and coffee
Nestled in a side street off Selfridges, North Audley Cantine (NAC) is a relaxed and sophisticated bistro/bar offering small plates, exposed brick and whitewashed walls and gorgeous crockery. After a short train journey from Kensington Gardens to Bond Street, I fancied a luxurious a brunch- something NAC is not shy to boast. As I grazed through the menu, the "Eggs Norwegian" caught my eye. The hollandaise was creamy perfection and not too sour, which was just to my liking. If you'd like a treat after trekking through the high street, the "Honey Chocolate French Toast" will certainly lift your spirits: a slice of thick, sweet brioche topped with a banana fritter, berries and a healthy dollop of vanilla icecream on the side. In case that wasn't enough, hot chocolate sauce is provided for pouring.
As someone who doesn't frequent West End, it was lovely to sit somewhere quite and get away from the chaos of Oxford Street. The interior is an interesting mix of French and contemporary design. I can imagine that this is a spot that attracts the young, trendy crowds of Mayfair. Would I tell you to go out of your way to eat here? Probably not, but if you are in the vicinity or having a day out wandering West London, then this place should be your final pit stop!