Cafe Forty One – Bayswater

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Travelling to London and want somewhere to stay? @lasuitewest is the only hotel in our city to have an in-house vegan restaurant AND they’re discussing the possibility of veganising the whole hotel – Bedding, toiletries etc. 👏🏼 Very impressive 🌱 @cafefortyonelondon, run by head chef @clarisseflon, serves up beautiful savoury dishes as well as delicious desserts & pastries 🥮

I popped down with @ellysplate to check it out and we were treated to a FEAST including:
🧀 Alpine raviolis – Sundried tomatoes & smoky glaze: Potato & vegan cheese beignet, fresh cabbage, mango, carrot, lettuce slaw, sweet smoky glaze – £12.40 – Super unusual. On their own, they’re not bad but paired with the slaw, they’re delicious
🐟 Citrus, smoked ‘salmon’ salad – Quinoa, fresh leaves, grapefruit, orange, vegan ‘salmon’, avocado, pomegranate, roasted pistachios & balsamic dressing (GF) – £10.20 – Probably the closest to a smoked salmon flavour I’ve had since going vegan
🍆 Sweet potato dauphinois – Creamy layers of sweet & white potatoes, onion gratin, spicy ‘pulled’ aubergine, cucumber, carrot ribbons, mixed leaves (Gluten Free) – £12.15 – This was divine, so creamy and comforting. Love the pairing with the pulled aubergine too 🤤
🥧 Mushroom bourguignon pie in puff pastry served with mashed potatoes & gravy – £13.20 – It’s cleat that Clarisse is a pastry expert. It was thick yet flaky and the gravy and mash were both great!
🍝 Ravioli with leek and white wine sauce (tester dish, not on the menu yet) – I’m a sucker for a ravioli. Hope this makes the next menu!
🥐 Fresh croissants – Flaky, sweet and filled with jam 🤤 🍫 Chocolate & praliné millefeuille with layers of caramelised puff pastry, chocolate & praliné crème pâtissière – £4.50 – This was exquisite and an absolute bargain for the price. The layers of pastry are a work of art and the proportions were just right 👌🏼
🍎 Quince & Apple tatin – Bramley apple & quince tatin tart with chestnut cream, apple crisps & redcurrant curd – £6.70 – Absolutely delicious

I highly recommend this West London venue. It’s cute, the service is fabulous & the food is excellent 🙌🏼♥️

📍Location: Bayswater
🌾GF Options? Yes
🌱100% Vegan? Yes
🏠Eatery: Formal restaurant
💰Affordability: ££⁣⁣⁣⁣
🍽Portions: Generous
👩‍🍳Service: Chef Clarisse was so lovely when she was there!
🎶Vibe: Formal but relaxed
📸 Me⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ & Elly
📦Leftovers: Yes, Elly took lots home!

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