Le Secret des Rôtisseurs is a French restaurant serving perfectly cooked rotisserie chicken and the word perfect isn’t far from the truth.
Le Secret des Rôtisseurs is located in London, Canary Wharf, overlooking the River Thames leaving you with stunning views of the city skyline while dinning. You can pre book tables for you and your guest(s) and not only that, if you want to experiment with their spits why not pre order something a little more exciting such as Free range duck, Veal shank, Rib-eye beef, Suckling pig and more.
Upon arrival you are greeted with ambient lighting and an atmosphere that’s suitable for date night or a dinner night out with friends. The staff are very friendly and will cater to your needs. The restaurant manager is particularly charming and his french accent and humour will leave you with a smile on your face for the evening.
For starters we ordered:
Bowl of French sausage with gherkins (this tastes so much better than it reads) and Deep Fried Camembert morsels (served with forest fruits compote & rocket salad) which is Camembert in breadcrumbs, deep fried and was simply divine. We had this with 2 glasses of Chablis ‘La Maladière’ 2011 the perfect accompaniment.
Our mains consisted of:
Half a Rôtisserie-roasted Free-range Chicken (served with ‘secret’ sauce, green salad and a side helping of french fries) and the 9oz. Rib Eye Beef – 28 days aged from Aubrey Allen (served with a green peppercorn and a side helping of french fries). We had this with 2 glasses of Château Clauzet 2007. You may or may not believe us when we say this, but the Rôtisserie-roasted Free-range Chicken was literally mouth watering and one of the best roasted chickens we’ve ever tasted. If Le Secret chickens where put on a catwalk before they where chosen they would be the Haute Couture of chickens along with the rib eye that again was roasted to perfection. Be warned though, the Half a Rôtisserie-roasted Free-range Chicken is a big meal, so if you are someone with a smaller appetite, you may want to opt for the quarter.
After finishing the mains and drinking the Château Clauzet, it was time for desert, we looked at each other knowing full well we probably couldn’t manage desert, so instead we opted to share the Duo of roasted Bananas à la rôtisserie (served with a caramel & orange sauce and a quenelle of ice cream), this did take a few minutes to cook, which gave us ample time to clear our palettes in preparation for the final frontier. Very sweet in it’s taste the duo of roasted bananas gave us a nostalgic childlike feeling and was far better than our usual style of desert. Take a look at the full menu here: http://www.eatlesecret.co.uk/menu/ and if you want to try something a little more spectacular then be sure to book in advance and on arrival you will see your spit roasted choice slowly spinning awaiting your entrance.
p.s. Ask the manager Benoit to give you a tour of upstairs and La Cave and he will tell you how he hand picks his bordeaux and Chablis’ in order to give you fine wine at an affordable and drinkable price.