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Summary

“A delightful throwback to the French bistros of the 1980s, set over a couple of floors, with tables crammed into nooks and crannies” – this Covent Garden stalwart is “very romantic, with its candles and cosy booths”. The “traditional, unpretentious food” is “good value” (“nothing fancy, but consistent”) while the “staff are so friendly”: if you’re in a hurry pre-theatre, “they put you through fast without seeming to hassle you”, but “if you have more time they let you linger”.

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

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“A far cry from tourist-land on its doorstep!” – this cute little bistro in Covent Garden has “a wonderful and unexpectedly intimate atmosphere” and can be “a brilliant find for pre-/post- theatre” thanks to its “lovely French dishes”.

£55
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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“Warm and welcoming staff” and an inviting interior (“improved after a recent refit”) add to the appeal of this “reliable old favourite” in Covent Garden. “The menu comprises the usual French suspects and even if the cooking won’t rock your world, the pre-theatre menu is good value for money”.

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

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“Expect candles and inviting booths” in this “quirky and romantic” bistro in the heart of Covent Garden. “It’s not high-end cuisine” (on occasion a bit “second rate”) but it’s generally “good value” and “very handy as a pre-theatre option”.

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

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Owner's description

Le Garrick is a classic French restaurant in the heart of Covent Garden that has one of the most intimate settings, offering an authentic menu inspired by the cooking from the South West region of France.

Opened over 30 years ago, Le Garrick is run by Dominika and Charles, who met in the restaurant over 10 years ago. Charles, a true French man, soon became a regular customer after discovering this little piece of France in London's West End. 

In an area packed with chains, Le Garrick is unique - an independent, family run business where the staff share a passion for offering good, honest, reasonably priced French food.  Charles' upbringing in Toulouse, Burgundy and the Basque country have been an inspiration for many of the dishes on the menu at Le Garrick which are family recipes, many influenced by his mother. Like an extended family, the staff infuse the restaurant with an infectious joie de vivre.

Split over two levels, Le Garrick has a bright and welcoming street level dining room, great for people watching on the bustling streets of theatreland, whilst downstairs you will discover one of the most intimate settings in the capital. The bar and dining room features rustic brickwork, booth seating with candlelit alcoves, romantic nooks and crannies, secluded corners and a welcoming atmosphere - a true hidden gem which attracts both local businesses and a bohemian crowd of theatre goers, actors and artists alike.

Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Pretheatre £13.95 £16.95
SundayLunch £20.00  

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£6.00 £15.50 £4.00 £6.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £20.95
Filter Coffee £3.00
Extras  
Bread £3.00
Service 12.50%

Restaurant details

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10-12 Garrick Street, London, WC2E 9BH
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Opening hours
Monday11:30 am-12 am
Tuesday11:30 am-12 am
Wednesday11:30 am-12 am
Thursday11:30 am-12 am
Friday11:30 am-12 am
Saturday11:30 am-12 am
Sunday12 pm-5 pm

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