Summer supper at La Gourmandina












La Gourmandina

Summer days are made even more perfect when they’re concluded with an al fresco supper somewhere special in London, when the sun has already dipped behind the clouds, the air is still warm and there’s an aperol spritz ready and awaiting your arrival…


Aperol spritz


La Gourmandina

With the Aperol Spritz, they served some savoury biscuits, typical from Puglia, called Taralli


Lambs Conduit Street

Lambs Conduit Street


Lambs Conduit Street


Lambs Conduit Street

I met LM after work and we strolled through Holborn to Lambs Conduit Street, where we settled at a little table outside the very special La Gourmandina… Dress: Uniqlo | Sandals: Saltwater

La Gourmandina is a sweet and charming mediterranean restaurant and enoteca (the specialise in wine!) with a delicious menu, an artisan deli and wonderful boulangerie, set on the very gorgeous Lambs Conduit Street.

It’s part Italian, part French and part magic with a dedication to local organic produce, which always makes me feel very happy and cosy inside.

As we sat in our chairs on the pavement and watched the word go by, we perused the menu and settled upon a variety of deliciousness… and hopefully my photography will do much more to bring these very special flavours to life, than any words I could possibly muster…


La Gourmandina

Our starter was a selection of three dishes: 1. Grilled octopus and smoked ricotta cheese from Piedmont, served on a bed of cannelloni beans 2. Summer salad, with fresh peach, apricots, black olives, pea shoot, primo sale cheese 3. Savoury tomato tart (Datterino tomatoes, Dijon mustard, brisee dough, rocket, aubergine caviar)


La Gourmandina


La Gourmandina


La Gourmandina


La Gourmandina

Such stunning colours!

And for our main courses, LM had the Summer Lamb Cassoulet, with lamb belly, merguez sausage and lamb cutlet, peas, broad and green beans and tomato concasse…. and I chose the black squid ink tagliolini with poached cod and courgettes.

Both dishes were superb and as we ate, we couldn’t help but feel as though we were on a holiday somewhere golden and dripping with sunshine…


La Gourmandina


La Gourmandina


La Gourmandina

La Gourmandina has a wonderful local feel to it – it’s a well loved regular haunt for many and we felt very privileged to be able to experience this warm, family & friends-loving restaurant on that beautiful evening…

We of course ordered dessert and I was in charge. (Hurrah!) So naturally, this happened…


La Gourmandina

Profiteroles a’ la Francaise – homemade choux, filled with vanilla ice-cream and topped with hot chocolate…


La Gourmandina


La Gourmandina

This dessert was amazing. We devoured it. I wanted to order another one but LM stared me down.

And very sensible he was too.

(Anyone want to meet me there tonight?)

La Gourmandina
57 Lamb’s Conduit Street, London, WC1N 3NB


We were guests of La Gourmandina, but as always thoughts and opinions are my own.


This post was shot on my LEICA D-LUX – dinky but dynamic 😉

5 Comments

  1. Oh wow Poppy everything looks so delicious, especially the profiteroles! I’m glad you enjoyed your meal out xxhttp://www.britishmermaid.com

  2. Ahh the food and the setting all looks so summery – I love it! And that dessert… Oh my.
    Laura // Middle of Adventure

  3. Lovely! Dining al fresco at the moment is a true joy! And with an Aperol spritz, so much the better….

  4. Oh my god those profiteroles look divine. I’ve just come back from a trip to Lake Como and loved all the al fresco dining. Nothing quite like it is there? This looks gorgeous, I’ll try it soon!

  5. Really love the sound of this restaurant – I was immediately sucked in by those cute little taralli, they remind me of Puglia so much! Particularly love the look of the squid ink taglioglini. And my lord, those profiteroles shouldn’t be allowed. Pure lust! x
    Tamsin | A Certain Adventure

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