Who doesn’t love a good wine bar? Personally, my tawdry love affair with wine has been well documented throughout the years and, despite numerous interventions, I continue to enjoy sipping this refreshing beverage in stylish environs.

So, you can imagine my delight, when one of my dear friends decided to open such a place. Not your traditional bar, the centrally located Carrousel Français employs a most marvellous concept, where a wide selection of cheese, charcuterie and desserts just coasts by your table waiting for you to snatch up whatever takes your fancy. A most civilised means of service, indeed.

The ambiance is charming, the wine is very, very drinkable and the food is absolutely delicious…especially the rosette à la truffe! The only danger is that you’ll be tempted to overindulge in pretty much everything really, leaving you to waddle home in shame. Trust me, I’ve learned from experience, although self-control has admittedly never been one of my virtues.


Open every evening except Sunday – the lads do need a rest from time to time – it’s perfect for a sneaky bevy after work, a raucous gathering of friends or even a more intimate rendezvous. Certainly, I’ve happily tested all.  The friendly smiley staff will see to your every need – satisfaction guaranteed. What are you waiting for? Book yourself a table today!

This has not been a paid announcement but I am always open to bribes of any persuasion – cash, booze, sexual favours…

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