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£54
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* 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”.

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£53
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3
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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.

“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”.

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£52
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* 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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£59
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A firm favourite for over 20 years!” This “old-fashioned”, Covent Garden 70-year-old – much-expanded over the decades – is supremely “idiosyncratic, with lots of quaint, little hidey-holes”. Its “traditional Gallic staples” are “not the best in town, but you know you’ll be well fed without spending crazy prices”, especially if you go for the super-popular pre-theatre and lunch deals.

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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.
Sally M
A second visit in recent months for old tim...
Reviewed 9 months, 24 days ago

"A second visit in recent months for old times sake. Both meals poor. Tonight food only vaguely warm. Overcharged on bill and menu charging £2.00 to change garnish when they mean change vegetable. Poor overall. Maybe a tourist spot?"

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £18.95 £21.95
Pretheatre £18.95 £21.95

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£9.00 £21.00 £4.25 £7.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £23.00
Filter Coffee £3.00
Extras  
Service 12.50%
19-21 Monmouth Street, London, WC2H 9DD
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5 pm‑10:30 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5 pm‑10:30 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5 pm‑10:30 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5 pm‑10:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑11 pm
Saturday12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑11 pm
SundayCLOSED

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