Having first opened in February 2011 on Wardour Street in Soho, L’ETO’s caffés and restaurants in six London-based locations have become the go-to destination for delicious, hand-made cakes and savoury delicacies, served with the great coffees, teas and fresh juices in a welcoming, family-friendly atmosphere.
L’ETO aim to offer the best produce in London – from coffees, cakes and breakfast to salads, artisan sandwiches and main courses. The brand’s philosophy is simple: resident chefs prepare all cakes, dishes and drinks from scratch with love & care.
L’ETO, famed for its wide variety of cakes and pastries, now has six London-based locations. The latest addition to the ever-growing portfolio is on Brompton Road, which opened in November 2014.
L’ETO Caffe has opened its largest branch yet on London’s bustling Brompton Road, it is ideally situated near Natural History Museum and V&A, making L’ETO the perfect post-museum dinner destination.
The latest L’ETO is the first in the company to put a strong focus on it’s evening offering with a modern European À la carte menu, designed to suit those looking for a healthy yet delicious and sophisticated evening meal, freshly prepared on site by a team of talented chefs. It seats 50 guests, spanning over 2 floors, including a private dining space on the lower level, available for hire.
Dishes include Tomato mozzarella stuffed gnocchi with pesto and pine nuts from starters, and Black ink crab tortelloni with creamy lobster bisque from mains, alongside many other elegant new dishes featuring local meat, fresh seafood, seasonal vegetables and luxurious desserts. An exquisite menu of wines, cocktails and soft drinks is also available.
L’ETO’s famous selection of homemade cakes will be on offer throughout the day, and a deli counter of freshly prepared salads, snacks, homemade truffles and pastries is also available during lunchtime hours to enjoy at the restaurant and for takeaway.
L’ETO Brompton Road will seat 50 guests, spanning over 2 floors, including a private dining space on the lower level, available for hire. The design is inkeeping with the warm and elegant style of L’ETO Belgravia and King’s Road, with the addition of comfortable lounge seating.
Not only do you have a fabulous choice from the menu, L’ETO has seasonal specials.
The cocktail menu provides choice of unusual aperitifs such as a basil & honey daiquiri and classic cocktails such as a mojito with an added touch of sparkle.
To start I chose the seabass ravioli with lobster bisque…
But there are healthier choices too such as avocado and asparagus salad with a yuzu honey dressing and black truffle…
But don’t think you need to just order from the menu, the buffet style counter hosts an array of delectable delights.
I had my eyes on the salmon but my stomach was unfortunately smaller than my eyes!
What do you fancy from some of the choices below? From the succulent salmon teriyaki…
… to the cured herb salmon and much more besides.
By the time I returned to my seat it was not long before a delicious saffron and lobster risotto adorned the plate…
We also ordered more seabass as it was just so fresh, we couldn’t resisit…
If only there was room for dessert, however L’ETO do a take away service and the cakes are worth every calorie!
As you can see the pictures speak for themselves. The presentation of the food is far superior than one would expect from what appears from outside to be an upmarket bakery yet unique spot for foodies and busy businessmen alike.
There is something for every palate and for every pace of life, whether you are dashing in for a quick lunch, catching up with friends or taking a business meeting this establishment can provide.
The food on the whole was excellent, the ingredients were fresh and care and precision taken by the chef in preparation and cooking shone through. A well thought out menu, with friendly and helpful staff made for a fun Friday meal.
Highly recommend L’ETO be it for a dinner or to quickly pop in for the lunch time menu whether you are eating in or dashing out. It is reasonably priced with plenty of choice.
243 Brompton Road, London SW3 2EP
020 7854 2860