Lovely nook in Spitalfields - delicious crepes and imaginative desserts.
Very nice ambiance! Literally feeling like you are in France. Could not believe that pancakes could be turned into a fine dining! Great place!
Really loved it here, just wished there had been other diners! Visited with a friend for dinner on Tuesday evening and we were the only diners. We shared the duck leg and ham galette, followed by a crepe Suzette under another name. All delicious! Good wine options although quite pricey at £36+ a bottle. Warm service. Recommended.
Really delicious food and helpful and affable staff. This is my second time back and I've enjoyed everything. Shared maki rolls both times - delicious. For mains, had the confit duck leg the first time and the cod wrapped in buckwheat the second - both really yummy. Really liked the sides they came with as well - very picturesque on the plate and adds to the flavour/texture. Not sure why confit duck leg is listed under 'galettes' though, since it's really not a traditional galette, but rather contains some buckwheat component (it's wrapped around the red cabbage) - but so does the cod wrapped in buckwheat, which is not listed under 'galettes'. Anyway, this has nothing to do with the quality of the food. Desserts - had the soufflé crêpe the first time, which was yummy but more soufflé than crêpe. Had the four apple compôte crêpe the second time which absolutely delicious - the crêpe really wowed me - I like visiting different crêperies around London (because I love crêpes) and I think this is the best one I've had. Drinks were also very nice, really recommend the Belle cocktail even though it is very strong.
Cosy restaurant with modern yet intimate decor. Food was excellent with the central theme being crepes but options to deviate away. cocktails certainly packed a punch also. Staff were attentive without being overbearing. In summary, great place in the city for a catch up dinner with a friend or an easy going date night.
We had a voucher from Time Out which was extremely good value at £19 for three courses and a drink. Nevertheless, we would eat here again without a special offer. We had one salmon and one avocado maki roll to start and a goats' cheese and a salmon galette as the main, with crepes to finish. The food was excellent and the cocktails well-made. The service was outstanding - friendly, helpful and attentive without being pushy.
0nce again L'ami Malo provided a perfect evening - good food, excellent wine and perfect service, all at a very reasonable price. The taste of Brittany a stone's thro from the hustle and bustle of Liverpool Street.
I enjoyed the quality of the food, atmosphere and service so much that I wrote about it on my Facebook page telling all my friends about it. Shame it’s not closer to where I live I would definitely be a regular!
It was my second time at L'ami Malo and the experience was equally good. I took some friends there to taste this modern french cuisine and they loved it. Just a shame that not many member of the staff are from Brittany (typical food from there), that would add to the experience and be more authentic.
Very creative menu, they take the traditional French crepe and galette to the next level, dishes are visually attractive and extremely palatable
This restaurant was incredible. The ambience is beautiful and made us feel comfortable. The staff was professional and polite. Most importantly, the food is delicious! I thought it was a good value for the money considering the quality of the plates. Furthermore, they offer a wonderful cocktail list, which goes very well the with the meals.
We only had 2 minor issues - it took almost 20 minutes for our empty main plates to be removed and my husband ordered a beer that never came, I imagine because it was a busy Friday night.
I’d definitely return to this restaurant!
My second time dining at L'Ami Malo and I love it. Its a teeny tiny restaurant in Spitalfields so definitely book ahead. The food is amazing - gluten free crepes with inventive fillings (and some additional items). Service was really friendly and the owner even came over for a chat. Only downside was that the food was a bit slow to arrive but we weren't in a rush.
My colleagues and I visited for a meal after work earlier this week. Both the food and the service were excellent, and the £19 Time Out offer was brilliant value. We will be back!
Lovely Authentic French food and most importantly for me there was even a gluten free and dairy free option.
A lovely experience when travelin. It was great to see the meals prepared and there was a good vibe overall. Also the aperitive was well done.
We went for a TimeOut voucher. The food was very nice and the decor was pleasing to eye. Good location and very good people.
We had a 3 course time out voucher for l'ami Malo which was exceptionally good value but we did not expect l'ami Malo to be so gourmet and with excellent French twists without breaking the budget and lovely staff.
Would highly recommend!
Went on a date night with my partner and we were just blown away by what a perfect gem we discovered. We had the duck confit, the pork cheek, and the goat's cheese galettes (yes my partner was VERY hungry), along with the goat's cheese croquettes and the souffle crepe for dessert. Everything was delicious with the standout the pork cheek, which had such an interesting and creative mix of flavours and textures! Great cocktails and a small, but reasonably priced wine list made the evening complete. We will definitely be back! Thanks so much to the lovely French chef who was a joy to watch cook. Speaking with him while we ate we found his love of food to be clear. Really friendly wait staff too. Just a perfect little spot!
Wonderful friendly service here and tasty galettes and crepes. The dining room is lovely and cosy and it is great for a Sunday lunch get together.
Went to this amazing gem while exploring London with my husband and our experience there was really amazing! We loved everything - from friendly stuff ( speaking with very lovely French accent - who does not like that?) to exquisite food ( confit duck leg was to die for!!! ). Thank you!
Food was great, exceptional presentation. Service was was slightly slow, but this more than makes up for the presentation and taste of food. Calm romantic ambience througout the resturant.
Really good and creative, highly recommend it ! Plus the service was perfect.
Amazing food and great service
What a wonderful restaurant! Tasty, reasonably priced food and staff who are polite, friendly and enthusiastic. I’ll definitely be going back.
Hands down my new favourite restaurant in London!The food was incredible - the best GF galettes i have ever had, and i loved the variety of ingredients and presentation. The staff couldn't have been more attentive/friendly (they even gave us complimentary fizz as it was my mum's birthday). What's more its really affordable - i have already recommended to all my friends. Go, you will not be disappointed :)
l’Ami Malo, a real taste of Brittany! This is a real jem, just a stones throw from the hustle and bustle of Liverpool Street it is haven of calm and was the perfect end to our evening following a visit to the Dennis Sever’s House which is just around the corner. The restaurant is in the olde worlds Artillery Passage and benefits from the lack of passing, wheeled, traffic. The staff were welcoming and friendly and the ambiance was peaceful without being dull. The menu was varied and although based on the Brittany classics of Galletes and Crepes was varied, interesting and well cooked. The house ciders were well chosen and the wine list was more than adequate, we also enjoyed cocktails as an aperitif and desert, coffee and a very pleasant Calvados. Despite being full of delicious food the bank as not broken! A thoroughly pleasant evening with excellent food
Really nice dinner with amazing service - the artichoke soup was especially good!
Lovely atmosphere and would definitely recommend for a cosy evening out near Liverpool Street.
Delicious and healthy ! We enjoyed the Buckwheat savoury galettes which are a complete meal by themselves. The menu has a genuine French touch but also creative, proposing seasonal dishes . The atmosphere is cosy and friendly , perfect for dinners with friends and families but also for a quick lunch . A place to recommend!
The staff was very friendly and courteous. Food was delicious as well as a kind of extraordinary.
Absolutely recommendable but maybe not for large groups.
Great cider, great food, great service, great atmosphere
Great food, friendly and excellent service and cosy ambience.
The food is absolutely delicious. I had the pork cheek galette and it was amazing!
We were sat next to the kitchen and the extractor fan was not working properly; as a result the fire alarm went off three times over the lunch hour. I feel that all my work clothes really smell now :(
This is my second time visiting. This time I came with work friends for lunch. Just like last time the food was delicious. An hour was enough to have 2 courses. The waitress brought 3 separate bills, one for each diner, which was nice as it speeded up the paying processes.
Went with a friend who is from Brittany.
Although the food isn't necessarily served in the traditional manner, the quality of cooking and galettes is excellent and the prices are cheaper than I ate in Brittany creperies.
Galettes are nicely dark brown, charred, crisp and flavoursome.
Excellent choice for a meal.
I took my eight years old son with me. We visited during the softball launch period. We wanted to sit the counter table in front of the chef but we were told 4 people were coming so we sat other counter table. However, Staffs were very kind and moved us to the seats we wanted. My son was very happy! All the staffs were friendly and attentitive. They all knew what they were doing. Food was very tasty and big portion. Value for money, definitely! I ordered the duck leg Galette, which was apparently, according to the chef, the most popular dish. The meat was so soft and fell off from the bone. Chef told me to try beef cheek or pork cheek dish next time. They both looked amazingly tasty, so we have to go back again soon in the near future!
Strongly recommend to everyone, including gruteen free people!
Saturday lunch for three people. We tried the croquettes, salmon rolls, goat cheese galette, pig cheek galette and chocolate delice dessert. Everything was absolutely delicious.
This is not an average creperie; it uses galettes (buckwheat flour) as the basis for most of their dishes and dresses them with all means of vegetables and meats to create tasty, original and very modern dishes.
We drank Cidre Breton Brut with our meal, highly recommended.
The restaurant is smallish, spread over two floors. Reserve in advance!
The staff is welcoming and attentive, going about their jobs with a smile, even when very busy.
We were very lucky to eat at L'ami malo during their soft opening week so the value for money was extraordinary. However, I would be prepared to pay full price for these dishes.
I look forward to returning there soon!
This place is lovely and totally what the area had been calling for for a long time. I look forward to going here on a regular basis. Service is very good and the menu is really good. The vibe is very welcoming. Strongly recommend that you check this places out!
We had a very nice evening - the food was interesting and an innovative take on galettes. The maki style rolls were lovely and well presented. Our galettes were tasty and certainly generously proportioned. If I’m being picky, I might take issue with some of the flavour combinations - bitter leaves and hazelnuts with the salmon - sometimes there seemed to be an ingredient too far. Dessert crepes were fantastic so make sure you leave room for them! The space is small and intimate which we liked. Love this historic little lane but have never been in any restaurants or pubs on it before as they haven’t appealed so this is a promising addition. Staff very attentive and keen to hear feedback, I wish their venture every success.
Cosy place, really comfy feeling. The food looked and tasted amazing - great quirk with all of the crepes and how they were incorporated so well. Cocktails were also great, with a few twists.