Petit Pois Bistro appears in character what its name suggests; small, cute, unfussy and ‘it is what it is’. Maybe in Hoxton Square you’d expect something edgier, something ironic, perhaps. But, no, it’s a little French bistro, and that is that. But its straightforward simplicity is what is appealing: there’s no need for bangs and whistles when you know you’re onto something good. The a la carte menu is clean and streamlined.