Baranis new kids on the block located in the old cellar vaults of a former auction house. Inside the décor is uber cool – exposed brick work, secluded booths, bright tables, iron gates, trendy lighting and an impressive wine cellar. Everything in the bar is French, the wine list, the food, the waitress’s striped tops and their accents.is one of the
We tried the Assiette de charcuterie, (cured meat selection to share), Brochettes d’agneau (Lamb & rosemary skewer), the Frites (really?) and Crème brulée aux Cedrat confit.
The food was good, very tasty and great value – £9.50 for a large selection of meats and breads, and only £3 for a crème brullee – an absolute bargain! The menu isn’t massive and if you are quite a picky eater it might be hard to find anything to suit you. The drinks list however is HUGE. There is plenty of French wine on offer, cocktails and beers.
To sum it up Baranis is a great place to go for drinks and nibbles after work. The booths are great for catching up with old friends. The only thing we would say is to the staff – “turn that frown upside down”.
Baranis, 115 Chancery Lane, WC2A