L'Autre Pied : Casual Environment, Outstanding Food

The simple and unpretentious environment of L'Autre Pied, opened in 2007, is something they pride themselves on, but the complexities in their food are just as important.

Chef Andy McFadden is doing basic dishes with interesting twists at L'Autre Pied, brother restaurant to the original, Pied à Terre. McFadden, born in Ireland and a finalist in the Gordon Ramsey scholar award, brings his experience from having worked in many Irish restaurants to London.

Despite being a much more casual environment than its counterpart, L'Autre Pied lives up to its reputation, serving items like haddock with basil puree, confit tomatoes, and grilled leeks, deer cooked in juniper and cocoa with black pudding, watercress, and beetroot. If you're looking for an inventive dessert, try the chocolate, pistachio, honeycomb, and tonka bean ice cream, or the ginger mousse with cherries and mandarin oranges.

Restaurant-goers rave of their excellent service and laidback, comfortable dining space. There are also private rooms that can fit up to 16 if you're looking for a more quiet area to eat. Though expensive, it's certainly worth the trip.