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survey result

Summary

£91
 ££££
3
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4
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4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A very sophisticated Italian restaurant” in Covent Garden that combines “gorgeous” cooking and “excellent wines” with “superb” service and an “elegant” interior. Just one catch, and you can probably guess what it is… it’s no bargain (“the crab ravioli at £31 had only 6 ravioli on the plate…”). Top Top – “good value for the pre-theatre menu”.

Summary

£84
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3
Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Suave” “classic, top-end Italian” in Covent Garden that’s run by co-founder Nicolas Jaouën, who presides over “an elegant room, smooth service and capable cooking”. It’s “not cheap, but you leave feeling you have been looked after well”. The “excellent list” numbers 350 wines.

Summary

£86
 ££££
2
Average
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Near the Freemasons’ Hall, this “classy” and “traditional”-looking Italian brasserie in Covent Garden is a “perfect business lunch place”, thanks to its classic cuisine and “well-paced” service (which is fitting for a place founded by two front-of-house specialists). Co-founder Paulo de Tarso has left, leaving Nicolas Jaouën (ex-La Petite Maison and Rivea) in charge. A small minority of reporters complained this year that, for all its qualities, the offering “lacks personality”.

Summary

£60
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3
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Old-school elegance is mixed with excellent, friendly service” at Paulo de Tarso & Nicolas Jaouën’s “stylish” and “very comfortable” Italian near the Freemasons’ Hall – “one of the better post-Covent Garden options”, and also a useful business venue in WC2 (“an area that isn’t too rich in restaurants of this calibre”). But, while fans still praise its “classic, simple, well-executed dishes”, ratings slid this year amidst some concerns that it “has suffered from its popularity”, producing food that seems “less enthralling” than it once did: “nice, but nothing special for the price”.

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45 Great Queen Street, London, WC2B 5AA

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Margot Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Margot Restaurant in WC2, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Margot restaurant.
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Very good Italian food...
Reviewed 2 months, 12 days ago

"Very good Italian food"

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £39.00 £43.00

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£14.80 £35.50 £7.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £40.00
Filter Coffee £4.00
Extras  
Service 13.50%
45 Great Queen Street, London, WC2B 5AA
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5 pm‑9:30 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5 pm‑9:30 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5 pm‑9:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5 pm‑9:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5 pm‑9:30 pm
SundayCLOSED

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