Last Sunday some lovely local bloggers and I headed to the newly opened bistro café and restaurant French Affaire in Stony Stratford for pancakes and a giggle!
Located just behind the High Street in the quaint town of Stony Stratford, French Affaire is well placed with its surroundings, but also delivers the town with a unique and fun place for Milton Keynes residents to brunch, lunch and dine. The French inspired restaurant has been open since late 2018, and they already have a name for themselves, as ‘the place’ to have brunch on a Sunday. When we heard they were also doing pancakes, the girls and I jumped at the chance to head to French Affaire ourselves to try their famous delicacies.
The concept came to life from their love of French produce and many trips to visit their family in France, mostly in the Champagne-Ardenne region – the home of all champagne production. And they wanted to offer a home-from-home café where locals could come in for a coffee, enjoy eggs benedict or indulge in a chocolate pancake. They have also just started doing dinner on Friday and Saturday nights, but I am yet to try them out for an evening meal.
The restaurant has a lovely glass-fronted exterior, with vaulted ceilings inside, velvet seats and even a living and breathing moss wall. The décor is an Instagrammer’s paradise and we made the most of the pink velvet chairs set against the green booth-style benches.
When we arrived, they served us an amazing glass of their favourite prosecco, and handed up an array of canapés. The canapés included Salade de Boeuf and Aubergine “Caviar”.
Once we had settled in, and started to chat about Milton Keynes and the events coming up this summer, we had to make the difficult decision of which crepe to go for. In the end, for my pancake, I opted for the Ultimate Nutella, which has banana, Nutella, whipped cream and on the side a mini Nutella Pot (with even more Nutella!) and it was amazing.
The other girls had an array of crepes, including sweet and savoury! They were amazing, with so many flavours and smelt incredible. To finish we were served tea and coffee, before heading back to our normal, boring homes, without velvet seats and Nutella crepes. I loved visiting French Affaire and will be back very soon!
*The stunning restaurant is also available for private hire; including birthdays, anniversaries, christenings, baby showers, launches, corporate events and more. Get in touch!
View menus and find more information on their website: www.french-affaire.co.uk
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