If you feel like trying some international street food with an English twist, La Fringale in Narbonne is the place to go. The menu has so many yummy dishes on it that every time I go, it makes me want to come back for more. And I still haven’t tried everything. From a great fish and chips to burgers injected with sauce and heavenly salads, it all comes with a radiant smile. And don’t forget about the elaborate brunch served on weekends. That alone is a reason to go!
It was that time of year again- when I take my girl on a shopping trip to Narbonne, as it’s our little ritual to buy her a new outfit before school starts at the rentrée. Leaving in the morning, I had planned a beautiful lunch at one of our favourite go-toes in Narbonne: La Fringale. Here, Chef James and his team serve comforting, homemade street food. And since James is an Englishman in France, you can also place your order in English.
My girl and I didn’t need long to look at the menu. As a starter, we shared crispy camembert bits that we dipped in gorgeous homemade ketchup. Next, my girl opted for a very classic English fish and chips -served with peas and tartar sauce- and I went for a richly filled vegetarian salad called ‘Bowl Nature’. My salad came with some great falafel and hummus. And the vegetable samosas were so good that I’m still dreaming of them!
Although my girl is a good eater, I didn’t expect her to finish her main course. As I was eagerly hoping to steal a bite of her dish, I had left some of my delicious but copious salad. However, clearly my girl has grown up and she didn’t have any trouble eating every single crumb of her fish and chips. Even when I kept asking her if she wanted dessert and therefore, maybe, needed to leave some room… Of course, we both ordered dessert anyway, as La Fringale is a star at making them. My girl ordered- and ate- a giant sundae with freshly made brownies, while I enjoyed a piece of banoffee pie. Re-energized, we were ready to continue our shopping quest. And maybe next time we will bring the boys!