NAC (North Audley Cantine)

41 North Audley Street, Mayfair, London, W1K 6ZP
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Review Summary from 6 reviews

Address
41 North Audley Street, Mayfair, London, W1K 6ZP

Telephone
020 7493 3443

Cuisine
French

Region
Mayfair

Nearest Station
Bond Street (0.19 miles)

Opening Summary

Breakfast: Monday – Friday: 07:30 – 11:30
Lunch /dinner: Monday – Saturday: 12:00 – 00:00


Bistrot and cocktail lounge offering French sharing plates Dishes include: Oeuf Parfait with forest mushrooms, Grissini-crusted veal and Macaroni & cheese with truffle. On the dessert menu: tarte du jour, churros with popping sugar, dulcey ice cream and chocolate sauce and profitéroles with salted caramel & ice cream.

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All In London Review

Sophisticated NAC is one Mayfair’s more laidback restaurants

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NAC stands for North Audley Cantine, but the last word is a bit of a misnomer. Although there’s the odd industrial touch not usually seen this side of Oxford Street (like whitewashed, exposed brick walls) there is nothing canteen-like about this Mayfair bistrot.

The restaurant is the brainchild of three friends of French, Brazilian and North American heritage, so while the menu is largely Gallic, each of their native countries is referenced. That’s why below the pissaladiere and cabillaud you’ll find macaroni and cheese, and churros with popping sugar among the desserts.

The food consists entirely of small plates, priced between £9 for smoked salmon and £47 for caviar and mashed potato; if you’re hungry it’ll be all too easy to rack up a hefty bill. Foie gras was tasty but needed a bit more time at room temperature. Oeuf Parfait had a deliciously silky slow-poached egg on a bed of forest mushrooms, heavily redolent of truffles. The cabillaud is cod, which here they’ve turned into plump fish fingers and paired with a homemade herby tartare sauce; we prefer the Saint-Jacques, seared scallops that melt in the mouth, served with a butternut squash purée that’s just the right side of sweet.

But desserts are the real showstoppers: moreish profiteroles with praline cream, and an exceptional pain perdu, French toast covered in chocolate and sprinkled with chopped orange.

With friendly service and a soundtrack of French hip hop and British pop, NAC offers one of the neighbourhood's more laidback dining experiences.

Reviewed by Leila
Published on Jan 28, 2014


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NAC - or North Audley Cantine - is halfway between a casual bistro and an upmarket restaurant. The food reflects this, so you'll find crowd-pleasing small plates like buttermilk popcorn chicken and refined dishes such as sea bass tartar with lemongrass and Szechuan peppers.

User Reviews

Reviewed by Andreas from London
The food is cooked perfectly, the ambience is great for both after work drinks or weekend evening dinners, downstairs bar was excellent, great cocktails and music

Jan 1, 2014

Reviewed by Nathan from Los angeles
excellent food and amazing ambiance for a night chill dinner
strongly recommend

Oct 14, 2013

Reviewed by Margreet from London
Very good food - French Tapas & nice interior - a must try....

Oct 8, 2013

Reviewed by Gemma from London
This new restaurant NAC (North Audley Cantine) is amazing. The decor, the atmosphere and the food, everything is perfect. There is also an incredible cocktail bar downstair, perfect for after work drinks !
Must try !

Oct 4, 2013

Reviewed by scott from london
really good food and cute decor, must try!!!

Sep 29, 2013

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