RestaurantsLondonMaryleboneW1

survey result

Summary

£48
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Bish, bash, bosh… great steak!”“amazing result!”. “You know what you’re going to get”, and “what you’re given is very good” at this Gallic steakhouse chain which “does what it says on the tin” – a “no-decision” menu of steak-frites, served with the chain’s trademark ‘secret sauce’, plus seconds if you’re still hungry (followed by a variety of puddings). “They’re busy, so be prepared to queue, and to vacate your table as soon as you’ve finished.”

Summary

£48
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Bish, bash, bosh… great steak!”“amazing result!”. “You know what you’re going to get”, and “what you’re given is very good” at this Gallic steakhouse chain which “does what it says on the tin” – a “no-decision” menu of steak-frites, served with the chain’s trademark ‘secret sauce’, plus seconds if you’re still hungry (followed by a variety of puddings). “They’re busy, so be prepared to queue, and to vacate your table as soon as you’ve finished.”

Summary

£47
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“The simplest menu” – the only items are “great steak-frites” accompanied by their “legendary secret sauce” (though you do get a choice of dessert) – makes for a “winning formula” at the three London branches of this international French-based chain. “If steak and chips tick your boxes, this will too!”. “Time it wrong, and you’ll have to queue”.

Summary

£47
   ££
3
Good
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“You know what you are getting” at this Gallic steakhouse chain whose “unique formula” delivers “excellence through simplicity” – the only menu option is “tasty” steak-frites (with unlimited seconds), garnished with their “to-die-for secret sauce”.

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Have you eaten at Le Relais de Venise L’Entrecôte?

Restaurant details

Yes
Highchair, Portions
Yes
No dress code
94

Harden's says...

Le Relais de Venise L'Entrecôte W1

Plain and simple steak 'n' chips - arguably France's top contribution to world gastronomy - is done very well indeed at this Marylebone newcomer. Don't go expecting anything else, though- so far as main courses go, that's all there is. There aren't any starters, either, unless you include a small lettuce and walnut salad (compris). You can't even order your steak any way you like. It comes one of four ways: bleu, rare, medium or well done. (If you like yours medium-rare, you'll probably find medium fits the bill.)


With meat from Donald Russell (butcher By Appointment) and a covering of the house's secret 'special' sauce there is, however, absolutely no cause for complaint. You might initially think the portion rather small, but - don't worry - 'seconds' are being held back. The frites are excellent too, and come in unlimited quantities.


Desserts seem, relatively-speaking, a riot of choice. They were quite good on our visit - presumably, they'll be even better when, as intended, they can be sourced from Ladurée, whose first London branch opens (at Harrods) later this year.


Overall, the aim has been to create a complete facsimile of the original (near the porte Maillot), and Parisian practices are continued here. On the upside, wine comes by the demi-litre - the perfect lunchtime measure (for two that is). On the downside, service is variable, and you can't book - the word is already out, so get there early!


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Opening hours

lunch noon - 2.30, Sat & Sun 3.30 pm, dinner 6 pm, Sun 6.30 pm - 10.45 pm
Last orders: 10.45 pm, Sun 10.30 pm

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