You'd be forgiven for thinking the delicacy and subtlety of French cuisine and the heart-stopping gluttony of American would be far from the best of culinary bedfellows.
But Bob's Cafe in Haven Green, formerly Chooks, has bravely taken that risk - and the result is a tasty, diverse menu at moderate prices.
Light wood, luxury cushions and hugely polite staff make it a pleasant place to dine, and inside it's certainly an upgrade from Chooks.
The French Onion Soup Gratinee (£5.95), as a starter is a dreamy treat with thick cheese atop the soup
The Korean BBQ Chicken Wings (£5.95) meanwhile may be a world away from French or American cooking, but they proved a a tasty starter.
Courtesy of the staff's recommendations, my friend and I shared the Mushroom and Spinach Buckwheat Crepe (£10.95).
Lucky we asked as it was the best dish of the night - a delicious combination of mushrooms, spinach and gruyere cheese.
A tasty red wine sauce made the Roast Confit Duck Leg (£12.95) a sound choice, while my friend's Pan Roasted Sea Bream Fillet (£13.95) also offered great fish with sage and lime butter.
The pick of the wines was the Frost Pocket Sauvignon Blanc (£6.95), which went especially well with the sea bream.
The dessert menu did look a bit generic, especially given how creative it had been prior.
But the Chocolate Brownie and Sticky Toffee Pudding certainly raised a few groans of ecstasy, so I'd recommend leaving some room.
Bob's Cafe is a substantial upgrade to Chooks, since it still has that lively atmosphere about it but this time with an expert eye in French cooking.
Getwestlondon gives Bob's Cafe three stars out of five.
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