L’Entente: the Parisian restaurant that only serves British food – and the French are going nuts for it
Restaurants L’Entente: the Parisian restaurant that only serves British food – and the French are going nuts for it ‘Maitre d’ Oliver Woodhead is run off his feet serving kidneys on toast to a table of financiers from BNP Paribas’ Credit: Magali Delporte Anna Tyzack 22 March 2018 • 1:07pm
F or decades the French have been bad-mouthing Britain’s fried breakfasts and fish and chips. Our cuisine, according to les gastronomes across the Channel, is heavy, greasy, and invariably boiled; former French president Jacques Chirac rated it the worst in the world after Finland.
Quel scandale then, that the grands fromages of Paris are now competing over tables at France’s first British restaurant on a chic street in the city’s finance district. L’Entente, Le British Brasserie – pun intended – is run by an Englishman and serves Scotch eggs, shepherd’s pie and apple crumble. Since it opened three months ago, maitre d’ Oliver Woodhead has welcomed Karl Lagerfeld, Marc Jacobs, Susie Menkes and… To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles