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L'Escargot

48 Greek Street, London W1D 4EF, England
(020) 7439 7474
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Ranked #824 of 16,890 restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $40 - $160
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Like a cat with its nine lives, this little snail has risen again and again to dizzy culinary heights, and right now it is riding higher than ever. The Master's name may be on the marquee, but the kitchen is under the confident control of rising star Joseph Croan. The Ground Floor restaurant is the less formal - and less expensive - of the two dining rooms. Upstairs, The Picasso Room features original works by Picasso and Matisse, as well as tall ceilings, elegant decor, a discreet ambience, and fleet-footed service. This is haute cuisine in a fine dining setting, and most appropriate for business entertaining, making a massive impression on the love of your life, or celebrating life's milestones.
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kent
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW via mobile

Went to l'escargot for a pre theatre meal so seated very early. The restaurant was empty of diners being so early. We were seated at the front with a nice view of the constant flow of people walking past the window, good for people watching. The menu was limited for the pre theatre set meal but perfectly adequate. Service however... More

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

This famous French restaurant in the heart of Soho has recently received a welcome resuscitation from Brian Clivaz, who put together the Arts' Club and other classy central London joints. I'm personally sorry to see the Chagall and Miro artwork go, but the menu and food quality has had a much needed shot in the arm. The restaurant has returned... More

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

L'Escargot has been an almost annual pilgrimage for special occasions for many years, and the food last Saturday evening was superb as always. My chilli crab starter was excellent and my wife's asparagus with hollandaise sauce was even better. We both had confit of duck for main which was as good as it gets, and the zucchini in batter was... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

My husband booked this meal for us and it won him lots of brownie points! It was truly a great experience from start to finish. The staff were friendly and opulent do enough for us. The atmosphere was relaxed and the food was totally amazing. We will definitely go back.

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Really disappointed. Booked bases on reviews. The service was very poor. Unfortunately they had booked a group of 40 upstairs for a party so our meal was overshadowed by loud music. The service was like something out if Faulty Towers. The waiter had to look after 20 tables. He did not make eye contact or smile and was constantly distracted.... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

We booked a table at L'Escargot to follow our visit to Miss Saigon at the Prince Edward Theatre a stones throw away. When we arrived at 5.30, the restaurant was nearly empty, but it soon filled up with others coming from matinees or dining before the evening shows. We were given a corner table near by the window at the... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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123 reviews 123 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Having become an irregular regular over the past several years I look forward to dining at L'Escargot during my annual visits to London. Upon entering the restaurant the change in management was evident. We were told that without a reservation we would need to be finished with our pre-theater dinner by 7:00. We entered the dinning area to see a... More

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HP16 9DF
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I have been going to L'Escargot for nearly 50 years, but I will never return after the rude and disgraceful manner in which my friend and I were treated today. We had pre-booked lunch, mentioning on the phone that we intended to have the 'Steak or Lobster Meal for Two at £62'. On (early) arrival I was told that this... More

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I booked l'Escargot for a Birthday meal for my Fiancée . He had organised a late show sitting at Ronnie Scott's nearby.I have been a couple of times before and know the food is good as is the service. What I did not expect was that it could get even better.. The place has been refurbished to combine understated traditionalism... More

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London
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

On our return to L'Escargot, we felt like royalty - not our ordinary selves from Hertfordshire. The service was impeccable and the food was utterly divine. We had the perfect romantic evening. The table we had was superb, in the corner by the front window with the central chandelier glistening on us. The decor (it has been recently redone) was... More

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