Le Coq is a very simple concept. £17 for two courses, £22 for three. An entree, perfect chicken, and dessert along with a simple selection of sides, prosecco on tap, modest wine menu and some really good cocktails.
Sarah and I started with a couple of negronis and a side of pickles.
The choice of appetisers and sides for your chicken change every week. You can look back over past weeks on their website. We had brown shrimp on pickled leeks with loads of capers and fried breadcrumbs.
Next up was the chicken, which was served with baked white onion and some watercress.
The chicken is actually fantastic. It is cooked very simply but the quality of the meat is obvious. It has depth of flavour, a firm texture, and just the right amount of fat under the crisp skin.
I will say that our meal ended up being a oddly pickled onion heavy. But obviously this will won’t be the case next time I go…
They also have very nice looking private dining area downstairs. I just poked my head around the corner because I saw the cushioned alcove. It’s £30-60 per head for private dining. Looked like you would comfortably fit 8 around the table.
I was really impressed by how simple and perfect Le Coq is. As Sarah was saying. There are enough restaurants in London that you don’t have to do everything to be full every night. Just doing one thing really well is enough.
Thanks for dinner Sarah x
292-294 Saint Paul's Rd
London, UK N1 2LH