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The August 2020 pop-up L’Escargot Sur-Mer in Aldeburgh on the Suffolk coast was so successful (and kept the team busy) that co-owner George Pell is looking to continue it as a permanent site as well as this (noe re-opened) Soho site.

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Summary

£64
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Beautiful, old-fashioned surroundings” imbue this “classy” Gallic favourite (est 1927) with a “lovely old-school atmosphere”, and – if you’re looking for a “classic” French meal (Chateaubriand, coq au vin, tournedos Rossini, boeuf bourguignon, profiteroles) in the heart of Soho, it has few rivals nowadays. Its rating slipped a fraction this year, though, on the back of a couple of less wholehearted endorsements: “mainly good, but not as exceptional as your last review implied”.

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£76
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5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Thoroughly recommended, even after all these years!” – this “truly excellent” Gallic venue in the heart of Soho is marching towards its centennial in good form. A menu of “French classics, always to a high standard” is perfect “comfort food” and “combines with the lovely ambience” of the characterful dining room and “excellent service” to ensure it’s “always an enjoyable experience”.

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£70
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4
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4
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Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Everything is quite perfect” at this “civilised” but also “quirky” Gallic classic that has notched up 90 years in the heart of Soho (nowadays under owner Brian Clivaz). Though not as high profile as once it was, it remains by all accounts “a very special destination”, with “brilliant, non-intrusive service”, a “wonderful” and “romantic” room, and “excellent” French cuisine.

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£62
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A long-time (and forever) favourite” (est 1927), this “romantic” Gallic classic in Soho (current owner, Brian Clivaz) retains its reputation for dependable French cuisine, “attentive” service and a “buzzy” ambience and is particularly “convenient for the theatre”.

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L’Escargot Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of L’Escargot Restaurant in W1, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of L’Escargot restaurant.
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I've just noticed that they charge 14 and a...
Reviewed 9 months, 10 days ago

"I've just noticed that they charge 14 and a half percent service charge."

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Always £18.50 £21.50

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£11.00 £24.00 £6.00 £9.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £28.00
Filter Coffee £4.00
Extras  
Bread £2.50
Service 14.50%
48 Greek Street, London, W1D 4EF
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑11:30 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑11:30 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑11:30 pm
Thursday12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑11:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑11:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑11:30 pm
Sunday12 pm‑6 pm

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