63 Charterhouse Street
Tel: 020 7608 0851
Date of Last Visit: Saturday 18 October 2008
The Victim: Me
The Damage: £11 because I bought some stuff.
The Background: I have no food in the house. Why I do this to myself, I just don't know. So I wake up, starving. Despite last night's excess. And debate my options. I don't want to go to anywhere I've ever been before. So I go to Time Out, which still has one of the best search features around, I think. (Although their Area/Post Code List leaves something to be desired. How about letting me search by Tube Station? I swear they used to have this functionality.) I run this search. And Le Comptoir Gascon it is.
The Entrance: I hate the blue chairs. (Sorry, should have taken a photo.) Really, I hate them. And I don't hate things that often. But I like the big farmhouse table. So I ponder their selections and order a croissant and a decaf latte and catch up on Time Out.
The Food: The croissant is really nice. No idea if they make it themselves. Should have asked. The decaf latte is good too. Really, I'm fine.
I order a loaf of bread, a quiche, and a lemon tart on my way out. Nice.
The Verdict: Nice. But still hate the chairs.
P.S. Don't forget…blog about Your Perfect Day in London by October 24th. I'll summarize all the blog posts for all to publish on their blogs as a traffic-building exercise…