New pop-up brings a menu of duck, chips & douceur de vivre to London
Monsieur Le Duck is a new pop-up restaurant set to bring the food and wine of South-West France to the heart of London. Inspired by the douceur de vivre of Gascony, it will offer a simple but alluring menu, focusing on duck, chips, salad and wine.
Fronted by Londoner Richard Humphreys, a frequent traveler to Gascony, Monsieur Le Duck provides a portal to a land of relaxed eating and drinking; a concept synonymous with South-West France. Evoking the idea of douceur de vivre, roughly translated as “sweetness of living”, Monsieur Le Duck aims to emulate long lunches in village squares, laughter amongst friends, carafes of local wine, Armagnac, and, most importantly, duck.
Hugely passionate about the simple, rich and delicious food of this part of France, Richard gave up his previous career in the City to follow his dream of introducing his distinct take on this cuisine to London. The result is a fun, light hearted and delicious homage to duck, lots of duck, so much duck.
Located in a beautiful glass-fronted premises between Liverpool Street Station and Spitalfields Market, the 55 cover, 6-month pop-up restaurant will be managed by George Ryan, previously at Village East, Railhouse Café and Burger & Lobster.
Unique to London, Monsieur Le Duck offered a small menu centred on duck cooked three ways: a choice of Confit Duck Leg, Duck Magret Breast or Duck Burger served with chips and a mixed leaf salad. Typical regional sides with a modern twist and French classic desserts, such as crème brûlée complete the menu, which will be available throughout the day, 7 days per week.
We were treated to the Duck Magret Breast and the Duck Burgers including salads. The service was indeed exceptional despite having a full house! Not easy in London. I have to say it was the best duck I’ve eaten. Seriously.
No French meal is complete without wine and Monsieur Le Duck offered us a carefully selected wine menu, focusing on South-West France.
Monsieur Le Duck officially launched to the public on the evening of Friday 23rd November. The pop-up will run until May 2019.
Opening Hours: Mon – Sun / 12-11
Monsieur Le Duck 4 Brushfield Street London