Augustine Kitchen

4.6
270 reviews
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French
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Named after Franck Raymond’s grandmother, Augustine Kitchen showcases truly authentic French dishes, with a focus on produce from the Evian region where Franck was born.

Augustine Kitchen is a 45 cover restaurant and has got an intimate family feel with a focus on good quality produce and wine. The producers are handpicked, to ensure the very best quality, including charcuterie from Monsieur Colliard and fish from Mouchet Anythy sur Leman, a fourth generation fisherman.

Regional dishes feature Reblochon tarte, gratin of crozets and delicate smoked fera, whilst other highlights range from the sublime snails served with garlic mousse and parsley butter to pike quenelle or pork shank which has been slow cooked for 36 hours.

Behind the bar, the handpicked selection of wines are displayed in open racks, in a typical French charm, along with a fine selection of Armagnacs, Cognacs and other well known spirits.
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Dallas
9 reviews
Dined 9 hours ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food is interesting and very well cooked. Nit-picking - the service is attentive, but a little soulless (only one of the two servers) - a sense of fun and humour would be helpful. I would definitely return - a great restaurant.

LB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Delicious food, beautifully presented, wonderful flavours. Good service. Would highly recommend to friends and family.

J
London
4 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is truly a neighborhood gem! The food is delicious, the service is amazing and the price you can't beat! Great for a date or group dinner.

BM
London
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

Unfortunately, this evening was quite a disappointment which is a pity as the reviews and menu looked great. When we arrived, the restaurant was completely empty and we were seated by the window. The only other patrons who arrived, a very noisy table of three, was seated right next to us … this is always a mystery why they do this in restaurant when they were at least 20 empty tables why they sit the only guests on top of each other. For the starters we ordered escargots and buffalo mozzarella which were very tasty. For the main, we decided to share the rack of lamb which is one of the restaurant's specialities. Unfortunately, this is where the evening went downhill. We ordered and the very attentive waitress asked "How would you like the lamb?" and we requested Medium-Well. I fully appreciate that every orders their meat different and I am one who has baulked at people who order their steaks well done (I like mine rare) but when it comes to rack of lamb, a fatty cut, I would prefer the fat nice and crispy and it has a nice flavour. The waitress informed us that the Chef refused to cook the lamb any more than medium and if we wanted it Medium-Well he would "not be happy about that". One wonders why you ask someone how they want their meat cooked if the Chef is only prepared to cook it one way. She said the best she could do was Medium but assured us the meat would be well cooked and blood free so we decided to go for it. It arrived essentially raw. The outside chops were cooked but in the middle it was cold and sitting in blood. We tried it but I found I just could not eat it. I hate complaining in restaurants, even more so when I am with company but for £24.95 each we decided to. We asked the waitress to take it back as we could not eat it. About 10 minutes later, the Chef arrived with the chops, now cooked well done and apologised as he said the ticket had said "Medium Rare". All of that nonsense to get the lamb cooked well as we previously requested. Not great!

PI
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food which is served at a very resonable price - I will most certainly be coming again.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a wonderful place! Amazing service, wonderful food, nice wine selection . We love it!

F
London
48 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

A complete neighborhood gem, this is a must for anyone wanting good food and the right price. I just loved it!

BP
Cornwall
7 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious French food with an amazingly cheap lunchtime fixed price menu. You could easily pay three or four times the price for the same food at Sloane Square and the taste would be unlikely to compare

S
London
17 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A really lovely dinner with friends on Saturday night. Very authentic good french food and a great wine list. Very tasty escargots and a beautiful steak with bearnaise sauce and pommes allumettes!

J
London
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gorgeous little piece of France in London made up of fantastic food, great value wine (not your bog standard run of the mill vin), quaint decor, and lovely staff and chef! If you enjoy French food and the joy that comes with eating in a French restaurant without the pretentiousness then this is the place to go!!

b
London
5 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First class un-cheffy cooking and most excellent value.

E
London
4 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

The food was amazing and the staff were lovely, but they seemed a bit understaffed and therefore very busy. We were sat at the front of the restaurant where the ambience/atmosphere was a bit lacking in comparison to the back of the restaurant. Overall though - a lovely evening and we'll definitely return!

MH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Friendly service, relaxed atmosphere, lovely French food. We're looking forward to our next visit.

CK
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous meal! Great service , lovey ambience! Ending to a perfect day at Chelsea flower show!

AW
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

very pleasant environment with attentive staff and happy to advise about the menu. I had Cod which was flavoured and very filling, didn't have a starter or a pudding. the ambience was calm. recommend.

AH
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A hidden gem. Wonderful authentic French cooking. Salad dressings original and absolutely delicious.

HB
London
6 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great food at very reasonable prices. Just a shame it's often very quiet in the evenings. If more locals knew about this place on their doorstep it would be rammed every night!

JW
London
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, as always. Straight forward and beautifully cooked. As always, I'd love a few more vegetables.

PL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Vey good food in a very pretty restaurant. The service is good but very slow.

ED
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

There was not really a choice for vegetarians, when the russeled up a fennel salad it had no taste, nuts that I don't eat and was very dry. As it was my daughter's birthday all she ended up having was some bread.
However, the chicken dish that I had was very tasty but hardly any mash.

Menu choice is very limited.
It was my daughter birthday she never got a little surprise but another elderly lady did as it was her birthday too.

BP
Cornwall
8 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Exceptional French food with an astonishingly good value 3 course meal for under £15!

LB
London
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A lovely setting for my Father's 70th birthday meal. Brilliant quality of dining and exceptional set menu of traditional Onion soup, Rib eye steak and dessert - a true French bistro, and gem in the heart of Battersea!

JT
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Friendly staff and fabulous food. Dining chairs in the rear dining area very uncomfortable though so I prefer to sit at the front. Good location in Battersea easily reached by No 19 bus.

F
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

A lovely small French restaurant with excellent food. Nice atmosphere

J
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely intimate and authentic French restaurant. I had the French onion soup which was absolutely delicious, followed by rabbit Ina mustard sauce, also delicious. I had a dessert containing nougat that was to die for. Overall an excellent dining experience.

C
London
9 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food - as always - and a relaxed, friendly atmosphere.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

En tant que français, la nourriture française nous manque parfois à Londres. C’est LE restaurant idéal! La nourriture est excellente, le service parfait.
À faire absolument! Merci

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RD
London
10 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Decent grown-up food and good service. Always a pleasure.

L
London
20 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good quality meal on a great deal with the lunch menu. Delicious lamb stew and lovely ambience. Service timed perfectly. Food was super nice, highly recommend.

OP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful little restaurant with fantastic food and very good service. Put it on your list!

AE
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lunch at Augustine is a delight. The set menu is always good and sometimes we trea ourselves to a la Carte!

NB
London
8 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Augustine Kitchen is a Parisian restaurant transported to London. It does what a restaurant should which is to serve excellent food at moderate prices in unpretentious surroundings with efficient staff.

GG
London
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Too much rum in the RumBaba which made it inedible but everything else was beautiful and the service was excellent.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Been several times now and the food is consistently great!

HB
London
6 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Another great value meal at Augustine. £14.50 for three courses represents excellent value, and while portions are not huge, the quality of the food shines through.

JW
London
4 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best french food around with excellent service and a brilliantly good value set menu. The Baked Alaska for 2 was devine!

JT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

A classic French bistrot with a good value set menu and very good cooking

l
London
21 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A truly wonderful find in Battersea. This small, and from the exterior insignificant restaurant, is well worth a visit.
A relatively short menu, featuring the Savoie region of France. The chef patron offers well cooked, delightfully presented food. The wine list is interesting and also gives a taste of the south-east of France at reasonable prices by London standards!
Escargots, tempura prawns and lobster bisque are the star starters.....we had the Cote de boeuf for two....wow an awesome portion to satisfy the hungriest carnivore.
I will be back for more! Do yourself a favour and try the Augustine Kitchen.

HB
London
6 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely little French restaurant in a rather unprepossessing situation on Battersea Bridge Road. But ignore that and book up now, this is a gem. Can't believe I've never been before and it's been open for five years. Clearly a great deal of care and attention goes into the provenance and quality of the food and wine - our food was utterly delicious and couldn't fault it.

ES
London
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Such a lovely cosy atmosphere and delicious food. Will definitely be coming back

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