Madame Gautier Bistro opening in Kensal Rise

By Luke Nicholls

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Related tags: Cook, Culinary art, French cuisine

Executive chef Mark Gautier says the Bistro is 'the last part of the Madame Gautier puzzle’
Executive chef Mark Gautier says the Bistro is 'the last part of the Madame Gautier puzzle’
French traiteur Madame Gautier is launching a new 70-cover bistro to complement its shop and bar offering in Kensal Rise. 

Officially launching later this month, Madame Gautier BISTRO will give customers the opportunity to sample Madame Gautier food in a dining environment, with executive chef Mark Gautier claiming it is ‘the last part of the Madame Gautier puzzle’.

“We’re pleased to be able to cook and serve a bigger range from our repertoire directly to diners,” Gautier told BigHospitality. “Through the markets, catering and our shop we'd built close links and bonds in all of the communities in which we regularly trade.

“Kensal Rise is an area that we have traded in for the past six years. We always felt that a community-driven establishment such as our combined Bistro, Bar à Vin and Traiteur would be a welcome addition to the area.”

GALLERY: Madame Gautier BISTRO opening

On the menu

Overseen by manager Julien Carron, the 70-cover restaurant will offer a menu of ‘plats du jour’, with chef Gautier sourcing seasonal, farm-fresh produce. Average prices are £25 for two courses and a glass of wine, with dishes including poulet au citron, confit de canard aux haricots blancs and the salade Madame Gautier.

Madame Gautier BISTRO’s interior feature traditional upholstering, reclaimed timber tabletops, stone patio, exposed brick and feature Victorian-style artisanal tiling.

A u-shaped bar, separating the main dining area on one side from the lively BAR À VIN on the other, which offers a selection of wines, spirits and draught beers.

The TRAITEUR counter will offer large paella pans to be enjoyed in-house, or on the go. It will also continue to offer a fresh selection of meals to reheat and be taken home by customers.

Cookery school

Gautier, who has previously worked at the Waterside Brasserie and the Savoy, also oversees Madame Gautier LA TECHNIQUE – a method and technique cookery school which teaches classic French cuisine.

The chef added that if the restaurant is successful, the Madame Gautier concept is one that has the potential to be expanded further.

“We really believe in our product and our offer and are passionate about sustaining quality and consistency, once we have achieved this, Liana Gautier may look for further sites and opportunities that could deliver the same ethos,” he said.

Madame Gautier BISTRO officially opens at 64-66 Chamberlayne Road on 22 August.

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