RestaurantsLondonCovent GardenWC2

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Summary

£54
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“For a romantic touch of Paris”, this “archetypal” Gallic bistro in Covent Garden (dating from 1946) certainly looks the part – “a warren of rooms”, which has seen numerous additions over the years, and where the “delightful” ambience is at its strongest in the oldest section of all. The cuisine is very “traditional” and, according to most diners, “still superb after so many years”; but others are more nuanced in their praise: “it’s not the best French food by far, but a visit is like meeting an old friend who’s been in your life for decades”. Top Tip – “the pre-theatre deal is great value”.

Summary

£54
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“For a romantic touch of Paris”, this “archetypal” Gallic bistro in Covent Garden (dating from 1946) certainly looks the part – “a warren of rooms”, which has seen numerous additions over the years, and where the “delightful” ambience is at its strongest in the oldest section of all. The cuisine is very “traditional” and, according to most diners, “still superb after so many years”; but others are more nuanced in their praise: “it’s not the best French food by far, but a visit is like meeting an old friend who’s been in your life for decades”. Top Tip – “the pre-theatre deal is great value”.

Summary

£53
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Long may it survive!”; fans “never tire” of this “well-established favourite” of 70 years’ standing – an “evergreen, authentic buzzing bistro” near Seven Dials, whose “charmingly eccentric”, much-extended premises have “a unique, unmistakably Gallic atmosphere”. The odd critic feels that its “old-fashioned French” cuisine has “seen better days”, but the vast majority feel it’s “no bad thing that it’s predictable”, praising results as “delicious” and “sensibly priced” (and loving the “fabulous cheese trolley”). Top Tip: “great pre/post theatre deals”.

Summary

£52
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2
Average
3
Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“I’ve been coming with friends since the ’60s, and though it’s nothing too fancy (escargots, steak-frites, excellent cheese) it never disappoints” – that’s the kind of loyalty which keeps this “very cosy”, 70-year-old bistro in business, and even if “maybe it’s past its best”, “it’s still hard not to fall in love with it”. Much-extended over the years, “there are lots of small rooms, and although I can never decide if the food is as good as the decor, the eccentric layout is certainly all part of its charm”. Top Tip – “pre-theatre it’s a steal”.

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Reviews of Mon Plaisir Restaurant Restaurant in WC2, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Mon Plaisir Restaurant restaurant.
Anna H
A lovely place to go for lunch - snails, st...
Reviewed 11 months, 27 days ago

"A lovely place to go for lunch - snails, steak, moules - all the classics are there and it feels like a little piece of France. Table 8 is still the best and the room will be all the better when tables for 4/6 can be restored - tables for 2 do not make for a particularly convivial atmosphere although we always have good conversations with our neighbours there. "

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Main Veggies Pudding
£21.70 £4.25 £7.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £25.00
Filter Coffee £2.50
Extras  
Bread £2.50
Service 15.00%
19-21 Monmouth Street, London, WC2H 9DD
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‑3 pm, 5 pm‑9:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑9:30 pm
Sunday11:30 am‑4 pm

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