Food & Drink

French flavour: Mouth-watering Brixton pop-up bar to serve duck fries

A French-American fusion pop-up restaurant is bringing French fries made from duck to Brixton’s Market House as they take up residency throughout September.

Le Bun, brainchild of Andy Taylor and Tim Talbot, will run from September 7 to October 7, Monday to Friday.

Co-founder and chef Mr Taylor has caught the eye with his decadent burgers, raw tuna provençal – a dish in part inspired by Masterchef regular Marcus Wareing – but it is his ‘duck fries’ which we canard-ly wait to try.

These fries are street food with a difference, based on Poutine, a Canadian favourite made with chips, cheese curds and gravy.

Mr Taylor’s dish combines bread-crumbed sticks of confit duck, with homemade cheese curds, a beef jus’, freshened with chilli and coriander.

The ‘Le Bun’ team were earmarked for success on Sky One’s The Ones to Watch, in which they spent three brie-lliant weeks being mentored by Gizzi Erskine.

Meanwhile three other recipes Le Bourguignon Bun, Le Beef Mac and a Bourbon Crème brûlée with frozen custard featured in The Sunday Times and their summer schedule has included Jamie Oliver’s Feastival.

Mr Taylor, who worked as a waiter under two Michelin starred Michael Caines, said: “Rich French flavours, which most young people wouldn’t head out to grab, in a popular American style, is something no one had done before.”

Describing their latest menu, Plates, as a shift away from just burgers, Mr Talbot said: “It is a progression from street food to sit down food. We are making food the absolute centrepiece.”

Le Bun will be open from 5.30pm to 11pm Monday to Friday at Market House 443 Cold Harbour Lane, SW9 8LN.

Featured image courtesy of Justin De Souza/Le Bun, with thanks

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