Remy and Violette - We Love a Good French Tart!

Remy and Violette - 206 Hutt Street, Adelaide SA 5000

One Saturday lunch I was on my way to Remy and Violette (R&V) to pick up an order of gourmet patisserie tarts, which I happened to snag a cheap deal for on the Our Deal website. While there I thought I might as well stop in and have a little lunch since I had not had a previous opportunity. It is a small shop with a few tables inside and a couple of tables outside located on Hutt street. A small selection of cakes in the glass cabinet and some good looking french sticks in a basket on the end of the counter.

Croque Monsieur $10.50
I decide since I recently had a winning Croque Monsieur (CM) at Juniper (read my review here), I would try an authentic CM at the French infused R&V. I sit at one of the vacant tables outside while I wait a short time for my CM to arrive. The CM comes plated with a side salad of tomato and rocket. I take a bite and the substantially sliced bread has a great crust and soft inner and there is thick melted lashings of tasty cheese, part of it stretching to great lengths out of the sandwich. The smoked deli style ham is thinly sliced but enough included to have a good presence.

The side salad is OK and does it's job of cutting through the rich buttery and cheesy CM. The tomatoes are super firm and could have done with a couple more days out on a sunny windowsill. The dressing I think was made from sour cream as it had quite a sour tang to it but as it was creamy I found it too much with the richness from the thick cheese in the CM. The salad was also lacking salt and pepper.

Chai Latte with Almond Milk $3
I also tried a chai latte with almond milk as this is my current addiction! It was not overly warm but had beautiful chai spiced flavours and a slight nuttiness from the creamy almond milk.

Assortment of Tarts $3.80 each
The tarts I took away for a family BBQ the next day were a hit! I got to try the lemon, bergamot and salted caramel tarts and they were all very delicious. My favourite being the salted caramel but only because caramel has a special place in my heart! There was a thick spread of beautiful salted caramel at the base of the tart and yummy milk chocolate on top. The pastry was lovely and fine and melted away after the initial crunch. I'll definitely be back for more.

Overall a pleasing experience at R&V.  The lunch menu isn't very expansive but if I'm in the area again I would stop in to try one of their savoury waffles or for another tart or home made pastry and will always keep them in mind when I need to cater dessert for an event.

Vegetarian/Vegan Friendly: One croissant and one savoury waffle option.
Child Friendly: Yes if they are happy with ham and cheese croissants or toasted sandwiches. Tight squeeze inside if you want to bring a pram.

Ambiance: 3.5/5 - Simple and homely.
Service: 4/5 - Friendly and fast.
Food: 7/10 - A simple and small menu with some outstanding patisserie tarts.

In total OTCB gives Remy and Violette 14.5/20 chops on The Chopping Board.

Remy & Violette Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato


  1. Sounds perfect! I do love those small shops for stop by, you get your orders so fast.


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