Mamie’s, Covent Garden

Every once in a while you get lucky. A few days ago was such a day for me.

I had had an early morning meeting in Covent Garden and felt a bit peckish, so I tripadvisored the best breakfast places near-by and found Mamie’s, ranking an amazing #34 out of roughly 20,000 London restaurants, and very well-deservedly so. Opened about one year ago, this little Breton creperie serves the best galettes I’ve tasted. Ever. Bar none. And the Barbarians have been to the famous Breizh Café in Paris (review here) and many other masterful crepiers’ etablissements.

The texture and taste of the buckwheat galettes are just too good to be true. Very thin and on the outer parts a tiny tad crispy, just as we like them, but still squeezable and soft (despite being so thin) in the main section. They come with the finest fillings. We’ve been back once, since our first visit, and our favourite remains the Forest Complete with egg, beautiful ham, Emmental, Crème Fraiche, mushrooms, and caramelised red onions. An absolute beauty.

We also liked the (I believe it was called) Bonaparte with cured ham, potatoes, Saint Nectaire, and chopped curly leaf parsley (didn’t find it on their online menu when researching for this blog post) and their lovely sweet dessert crepes (ours came flambee with ice cream), even though we felt that the orange shred (English marmalade with orange peels) would have been easily outshone by any French variety of marmalade (we’re generally not very keen on anything English, when it comes to food; our bad).

We’ll definitely be back soon. 5 out of 5 in our book.

For another restaurant review, click here for Ekeberg Restaurant.

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