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THE HEART OF GASCONY IN THE HEART OF LONDON

MONSIEUR LE DUCK - AN ADVENTURE IN GASCON CUISINE

 

Inspired by the douceur de vivre of Gascony, Monsieur Le Duck brings the food and wine of South-West France to the heart of London.

The brainchild of three frequent travellers to Gascony, Monsieur Le Duck provides a portal to the French heartland of relaxed eating and drinking.

Douceur de vivre is a phrase synonymous with South-West France.  This “sweetness of living”  describes a mellow, leisurely, rustic life-style,  of long lunches in friendly restaurants on medieval town squares, where tractors park up and where musketeers once roamed.  Bonhomie, carafes of local wine, Armagnac, and duck, lots of duck.  We love it.  The people of Gascony live far longer than the French (or British) average.  Their local cuisine, although rich, may contribute to this longevity: like olive oil, duck is rich in monounsaturated fat.  It also contains abundant minerals.  And the wine?  Everyone knows that red wine is good for you….right?

 For some time, we have thought about bringing a small piece of Gascony back home, so more people can enjoy this douceur de vivre .  So we are proud to open the doors of Monsieur Le Duck, right in the heart of London.  We are no frills and authentic and reasonably-priced. No balsamic reductions, no pea shoots, no nasturtiums, no smears of emulsion across the plate, just duck and frites, with salad, French bread, puddings, sides of fresh vegetables, Gascon wine and, if you so wish, a slug of  France’s oldest brandy, Armagnac

 Alors, bon appétit et salut!

27 CLERKENWELL ROAD, LONDON, EC1M 5RN (closest tube is Farringdon)

We are open 7 days a week, Mon-Fri: 11am - 11pm / Sat: 10am - 11pm / Sun: 10am - 5pm.

For reservations, please email or call:: info@leduck.co.uk / 020 3970 0490

PLEASE NOTE THAT OUR BRUSHFIELD STREET PREMISES WILL BE CLOSED FROM 3RD MAY

 

OUR BAR “THE DUCK NEST” CAN BE FOUND ON THE FIRST FLOOR OF MONSIEUR LE DUCK.

STYLED ON AN EARLY 20TH CENTURY PARISIAN BOUDOIR, THE DUCK NEST TAKES YOU TO A ALLURING WORLD OF CRUSHED VELVET, ART NOUVEAU, DECADENT COCKTAILS AND FRENCH JAZZ.

HAPPY HOUR: THURSDAY TO FRIDAY, 5PM TO 7PM, BUY ONE GET ONE FREE ON ALL DRINKS.

THE BAR IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC ON THURSDAY, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY EVENINGS FROM 5PM TO 11PM, AND CAN BE BOOKED FOR PRIVATE EVENTS; WITH STANDING CAPACITY OF UP TO 60 AND PRIVATE DINING FOR UP TO 20.

EMAIL INFO@LEDUCK.CO.UK FOR ENQUIRIES

The London Armagnac Club is brought to you by London restaurant Monsieur Le Duck

Upon opening our restaurant, we discovered that, in London (and in fact the world), there was a incredible shortage of all things Gascon, and also, it’s beautiful region of Armagnac. We have taken it upon ourselves to remedy this frightful situation and do our little bit to promote this stunning, often overlooked, part of the world.

The London Armagnac club was born in order that Londoners would have a place to and enjoy what we believe is a hugely underrepresented spirit here in our fair land.

We meet on the first Wednesday of every month for a guided tasting workshop covering a specific topic, such as: region, an individual house, barrel ageing, grape variety, terroir or vintages.