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French Restaurant in London

L’Escargot, 48 Greek St, London, W1D 4EF
020 7439 7474    Email    Website   
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2016 Survey Result
Overall Value
out of 5
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  • Service
  • Ambience
Brian Clivaz’s datedly glamorous old-timer provides a “cosseting” and “romantic” refuge from Soho, and its slightly “formal and traditional” style would also suit a business occasion; under new owners for a year now, the Gallic cuisine is proving “reliable”.
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Owners Description

L’Escargot is the oldest French restaurant in London. Established in 1927 it is to be found in a wonderful Georgian townhouse, almost 200 years old. Widely recognised as one of the best French restaurants in London, we look forward to welcoming you.

Set in the heart of Soho and conveniently located near the great theatres of London, L’Escargot has been at the epicentre of London life for almost a century. It has regularly been voted one of the best restaurants in London and is famous for its bourgeois French cooking. Snails, not surprisingly are a speciality of the house; the menu changes seasonally and centres on your French favourites including Lobster bisque, Salade Nicoise, and Coq au Vin. There is an excellent wine list with many reasonably priced bottles.

L’Escargot is one of the top restaurants in Soho and has been host to stars of stage and screen for many years. Previous clients include, Coco Chanel, John Giulgud, Mick Jagger, Elton John, Ralph Richardson, Judy Dench, and the late Princess Diana.

Pre-theatre and post theatre dining is popular and theatre and dinner packages are available.

Business Facilities Yes1
Private Rooms Yes24,60,20
Last Orders 11.30pm
Dress Code -
L’Escargot Restaurant Reviews
Reviews of L’Escargot Restaurant in W1, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of L’Escargot restaurant.
Greg L
not what it once was and very overpriced....
Overall Value
out of 5
Reviewed 7 months, 21 days ago

"not what it once was and very overpriced."

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