Ollie Couillaud opens Lawn Bakery in Wimbledon Village

17 May 2012 by
Ollie Couillaud opens Lawn Bakery in Wimbledon Village

French chef Ollie Couillaud is opening a bakery and café in Wimbledon Village in south London this week, just up the road from his Lawn Bistro.

Housed in a site that has operated as a bakery for the past century, the Lawn Bakery is owned by restaurateur Akbar Ashurov, who commissioned Design LSM to transform the venue.

The site now features a curved banquette in burnt orange leather, oak flooring, enamelled black and white French lamps, and a series of 1950s/60s vintage food prints by Andy Warhol. There is seating for up to 14 inside as well as two pavement tables outside.

Open daily from 7am to 7pm, the Lawn Bakery offers breakfast and takeaway items ranging from croissants and pains au chocolat to muffins and Danish pastries, as well as a variety of breads. Hot breakfast dishes feature porridge, scrambled eggs on sourdough with smoked salmon, boiled eggs and soldiers, and omelettes.

The café menu also includes light lunches and afternoon tea. Typical all-day dishes include small plates (croque monsieur, quiche lorraine, mozzarella and Provençal vegetable panini), homemade soups, an excellent range of charcuterie, and various baguettes. Desserts include peach melba, Valrhona chocolate mousse, raspberry and almond tart, and a selection of home-made ice-creams and sorbets.

Couillaud, who was formerly head chef of Bord'eaux at London's Grosvenor House, Tom Aiken's Tom's Kitchen and La Trompette, opened the Lawn Bistro with Ashurov last September.

The menu is centred on seasonal French food, with nods to British and Spanish cuisine, reflecting Couillaud's rural French upbringing.

Ollie Couillaud launches the Lawn Bistro in Wimbledon Village >>

Poilâne bakery to launch London restaurant >>

By Kerstin Kühn

E-mail your comments to Kerstin Kühn here.

If you have something to say on this story or anything else join the debate at Table Talk - Caterer's new networking forum. Go to www.catererandhotelkeeper.com/tabletalk

Catererandhotelkeeper.com jobs

Looking for a new job? Find your next job here with Catererandhotelkeeper.com jobs

Blogs on Catererandhotelkeeper.com ](http://www.catererandhotelkeeper.com/blogs) Catch up with more news and gossip on all Caterer's blogs
[E-newsletters](http://www.catererandhotelkeeper.com/email-newsletters.htm)[ For the latest hospitality news, sign up for our E-newsletters
The Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email

Start the working day with The Caterer’s free breakfast briefing email

Sign Up and manage your preferences below

Check mark icon
Thank you

You have successfully signed up for the Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email and will hear from us soon!

Jacobs Media Group is honoured to be the recipient of the 2020 Queen's Award for Enterprise.

The highest official awards for UK businesses since being established by royal warrant in 1965. Read more.


Ad Blocker detected

We have noticed you are using an adblocker and – although we support freedom of choice – we would like to ask you to enable ads on our site. They are an important revenue source which supports free access of our website's content, especially during the COVID-19 crisis.

trade tracker pixel tracking