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Summary

London’s oldest temple of Gallic gastronomy narrowly missed the No. 1 slot in this year’s survey, but for its legions of fans remains “the absolute pinnacle of fine dining”. Established by Albert Roux nearly 50 years ago (and run by his son, Michel Roux Jr for the last 25), its hallmark style combines “richly indulgent” cuisine (overseen by head chef Rachel Humphrey) and an “astonishing, predominantly French wine list”, served in a “classy” if “dated”, “’70s-France” basement setting, while it follows a pleasing, “slightly anachronistic” formula (“jackets required for men, ladies’ menus don’t have prices”). “Ever-attentive, charming and unostentatious” staff add further to the experience, as does the “accessibility and personal attention” of the main man, who is much in evidence. The price? – best not to ask, but the set lunch is “stonking value”. Top Menu Tip – soufflé Suissesse.

£132
Exceptional
Exceptional
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

Michel Roux’s “iconic” Mayfair bastion (est 1967, by his father Albert) provides a “flawless and indulgent” treat, wherein “psychic” staff deliver “elegant” French cuisine and a “wine-lover’s” list “full of gems”. That the basement setting looks “a little dated” is all part of the traditional charm, and the main man’s regular presence helps underpin “a truly magnificent experience”. Top Tip – “the best value set lunch ever”.

£132
Exceptional
Exceptional
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“Steeped in classic Gallic tradition”, this “formal” Mayfair basement is “immune from trends and fashion”, and – with Michel Roux Jr often very much in evidence – “unsurpassed” for those looking for a “majestic” old-school meal; “the bill makes you cry”, though, so “book months ahead for the fantastic lunch deal”.

£136
Exceptional
Exceptional
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“As relevant today as it ever was!” – M Roux Jr’s “timeless classic”, in Mayfair, won this year’s vote as “London’s finest gastronomic experience”; “the bill’s stratospheric, but so’s the performance!”, with “sublime” Gallic cuisine and magisterial “old school” service; “unbelievably good” set lunch (book months ahead).

£131
Exceptional
Exceptional
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Le Gavroche Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Le Gavroche Restaurant in W1, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Le Gavroche restaurant.
RIC A
menu exceptionnel was amazing...
Reviewed 6 months, 5 days ago

"menu exceptionnel was amazing"

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Emma C
Amazing food and excellent service. All rou...
Reviewed 6 months, 12 days ago

"Amazing food and excellent service. All round a wonderful dining experience. Albeit a very expensive one."

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Tim M
Yet another top class lunch here with my wi...
Reviewed 8 months, 4 days ago

"Yet another top class lunch here with my wife. This is the place for a special experience. No complaints whatsoever and happy with new deal.of service being included in lunch cost ."

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R H
The place to go for any celebratory meal. S...
Reviewed 9 months, 1 day ago

"The place to go for any celebratory meal. Simply perfect at lunch."

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43 Upper Brook St, London, W1K 7QR
Opening hours

lunch noon - 2 pm, dinner 6 pm - 10 pm
Last orders: 10 pm

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