London’s Upper Street used to be full of bright young things in skinny trousers.
Now it’s full of prams.
So in 2016 Bellanger makes sense for the neighborhood. But for the love of God, how are they covering their expenses?
I can only imagine what the rent is. And while the service is very officious, the staff are as numerous as my credit cards. The Bellanger comes to us from the Corbin & King people…the same people that do The Wolseley and The Delauney and Zedel so the staff are everywhere. Not always productively so though — there was a lot of chatting go on during my visit. Imagine me trying to get my bill, unsuccessfully, forever and forever.
£17 for two courses at a place like The Bellanger is a very good lunchtime value though. I liked my beetroot smoked salmon starter as well as my extremely generously sized Baeckeoffe. Also, I enjoyed uh, an entire baguette on my own and all the butter. (Hey, I had skipped dinner the night before and breakfast too!)
I do not understand the Alice in Wonderland ladies’ loo though.
The Verdict: I will gladly go again and I will only use the first or second door in the ladies and I WILL get the schnitzel. Because that’s what I really wanted but it was more expensive than the lunch special so I didn’t.