Restaurants Reviews

Restaurant Review || Truc Vert

After hearing many bloggers rave about Truc Vert (including Frankie), I knew I needed to go. Truc Vert is a French cafe in Mayfair. It’s named after a beach in France and the dining room is simple, clean and inviting.

First of all, if a restaurant is giving out bread platters (£2.95) they should know that I am going to eat more than one. It’s that simple. They can pry the bread tray out of my cold dead hands. Other than bread for starters my dinner companion extraordinaire tried escargot (£7.50) for the first time, while I had the parmesan and rocket salad (£4). First of all, the serving size on this starter salad was, in a word, generous. It was so filling that I had to slow down and save some room for my main. And it was just a salad! But the thick, generous slices of parmesan….mmm… it was the real deal. You’d picture that parmesan coming out of a candlelit room in an ancient French Abbey. It was strong. And delicious. I’ve had escargot before and while they taste like whatever delicious buttery sauce they are cooked in, I just can’t get my mind around the texture. They are a no-go for me. However, Sam said they were full of “garlicky deliciousness, but the look of them scares me a little. Glad I tried them, though!”

For my  main I had the Truc Vert Wagyu Beef Burger with Lettuce, tomato, pickle, chutney & chips (£17.25). The quality of the beef was amazing. Essentially it was like eating a premium steak in burger form. I also absolutely loved the chutney. But I always love a good chutney. Sam had the roast English pork belly with mixed beans, chorizo Cassoulet and mustard dressing (17.95). It was phenomenal. I did get a bit of food envy after tasting how succulent the pork belly was. It just melted in your mouth. When you look at the dish you almost forget about the mustard dressing and it comes in at the last second as a really strong flavour kick. 

The only thing I regret is that I didn’t try any of the desserts. My suggestion? Go at lunch time if you want to splurge if your pocketbook is a bit tight at the moment. (Lunch prices and the prix fixe deals are a lot more reasonable than dinner ones.) 

menu wine rack

breadescargoescargo and garlic breadrocket saladburger undone burger    pork 

I highly recommend Truc Vert! Have you ever been? What’s your favourite Mayfair restaurant? 

Truc Vert is at 42 North Audley Street, London, W1K 6ZR

I was a guest of Truc Vert and the voucher for the meal in exchange for review was given to me by Zomato, however, as always, all opinions are forever my own.

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  • seems like a lovely place ! I love snails ! yum yum !!( i am French so obviously haha!)

  • Wow the pork looks delicious. I kind of want to eat that right now.

  • You are such a darling – I’ve just forwarded the Truc Vert guys this blog, they’ll be thrilled. You won’t believe how many of those parmesan/roquette salads they sell, they’re a hit. The snails also have been going mad, but I just CAN NOT get my head around eating a snail. Nope nope nope. Will have to get you back to try the strawberry mille feuille – it’s divine x

    • Ah, you’re ace! I’ve tried snail once and I think that was sufficient for me. I don’t love their chewiness… But strawberry mille feuille – yes please! x

  • Angie SilverSpoon

    That bread alone does look amazing!! You’ve got great pics of the snails too!

    Lots of love,
    SilverSpoon London

  • Lovely pictures – it all looks so tasty! I’m drooling over that pork belly, yum.

  • I know Fredrik would try the snails oo I am mean escargot and then try and get me to eat one while I quietly freaked out inside!

    • I’m glad that I tried them before, but it wasn’t an experience that I wanted to relive with Sam this time. The taste is absolutely fine. It’s the texture I don’t love. x

  • Ooh this food looks and sounds incredible and I love anything French too! Pork belly…mmmm! I haven’t tried escargot but the thought of the texture freaks me out!

    • The pork belly was lovely- if I was going back for dinner i’d probably order that. It’s the texture on the escargot that gets me, the taste is absolutely fine! But I’m glad that I can say I’ve tried it before. x

  • Sam is a lot braver than me for trying escargot. I just can’t get past the snails thing.

    • I’d tried them in the past and the taste is absolutely fine! The texture is just a bit chewy for my liking. xx

  • I highly recommend this place! x

  • yes, this looks amazing. and now i’m hungry!!

    • What’s worst is when you know how delicious a meal was and you’re going back and editing the post but you keep getting distracted by how hungry you are and staring at the picture…..mmmm…. 😉 x

  • Truc Vert, Mayfair

    Thank you so much for the lovely words, Amanda! So glad you enjoyed your night out with us 🙂

  • Sounds nice, not a place I have heard of though

  • I’d never heard of this place before. The food looks delicious though, particularly the escargots. I’ll have to check it out some time 🙂 x

  • That salad sounds so good!

  • I really really want to try escargot! I like other slimey things like oysters so maybe yes? haha

    • You’d probably like them then! I think the texture is kind of like chicken heart but a bit softer… if that makes any sense at all! (Gross sense) x