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Spitalfields is fast becoming a foodie hub and new opening L'Ami Malo is helping cement its credentials. The work of three French chefs and entrepreneurs, the restaurant is inspired by St Malo and its world-famous Breton galettes.
Much like a pancake, a galette is savoury and made using buckwheat flour, meaning they're are also gluten-free. L'Ami Malo will be serving up a selection of traditional galettes along with Asian twists; think 'Maki'-style rolls filled with salmon, avocado and sunflower seeds. The new spot is located in Artillery Lane and keeps things simple with an open kitchen and minimalist interiors such as marble table tops and tableware specially sourced from two of France's oldest factories.
If you're not feeling peckish, the two-storey venue also has a stand-alone cocktail bar called Le Moulin. As one would expect with a Northern French bar, there will be plenty of ciders and French wine, while cocktails include the likes of Pommeau Spritz - a blend of apple juice, cider, calvados and apple blossom flower.
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L'Ami Malo, 14, Artillery Passage, E1 7LJ
City of London
Liverpool Street (Tube)