We ordered a Duck Confit panini, which was delicious if a bit greasy, and Bacon Mac & Cheese. Now first of all, that is way too much food for two humans. I would recommend ordering a half panini, but then again, is there such a thing as too much duck confit?.. I certainly don’t think so. The panini also came with a little dish of apple jam to dip it into, which was a nice touch. I loved the way caramelized onions worked with the duck, and my only complaint was the fact that it probably sat on the counter for too long and was a touch less hot that I would have liked. To be fair, I have recently discovered that I am very sensitive to not hot enough food, so take that with a grain of salt. The Bacon Mac & Cheese was also quite tasty, with vegetables attempting (in vain) to balance out the unhealthiness (and hence deliciousness) of bacon and cheese sauce. It came with a side salad (ha, as if I will waste the precious space in my stomach for that!) and what they billed as “toast” which was a piece of herby bread that was quite dense and didn't seem toasted to me. Having been defeated by our meals (thankfully there’s always takeout containers), we enjoyed a couple of macarons for a sweet finish. The cherry one that I was looking forward to the most actually didn't have much of a distinct flavour, but chocolate orange was lovely.
The verdict on Vendome? Good drinks, excellent food, lots of seating – what’s not to love?