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Racine

239 Brompton Road, London SW3 2EP, England (Knightsbridge / South Kensington)
+44 (0)20 7584 4477
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Ranked #1,739 of 17,143 Restaurants in London
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Price range: $98 - $98
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Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Knightsbridge / South Kensington
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209 reviews from our community

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English first
Holybourne, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Great place to eat.From the service, to the smiles, to the atmosphere and the food of course. We really like this place. A return when we next visit London will be definite.

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London
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235 reviews 235 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Racine has been here for long enough to know what is good and what to avoid. It sticks to French staples and does them competently. Nothing outstanding - just really decent French food served by friendly staff.

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Kent
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52 reviews 52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

A good Saturday lunch out is an important meal in our household now and again and many rated restaurants in London give this meal-time a miss by not opening. But at Racine you will be in safe hands on all fronts. From the moment you walk through the door an expert, attentive, friendly and perhaps surprisingly small team with no... More

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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Service and food excellent. We were not disappointed - we had eaten here 2 years ago, Attentive wait staff and comfortable seating, allowing us to talk. So many restaurants these days have hard surfaces all around, that make it impossible to hold a conversation. This is the exception.

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London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Had a fantastic date night here. The service was friendly and attentive, the baguettes were toasty hot from the oven, so the butter melted right into them. Just divine. We started with a delicious orange and sparkling wine cocktail; I had the pate for my starter which was meaty and delicious (I've had some overly pasty/creamy pates before and they're... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

It's quite some time since I reviewed Racine, but the meals Tony and I had today merited such praise that I went to my laptop as soon as we arrived home. Tony had the prix fixe menu @ £19.50; I went a la carte. Tony's starter was an unctuous vichychoise soup, mine was a poached duck's egg with braised leeks... More

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London, United Kingdom
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85 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I have been to Racine twice now and I really like this place. I love the informal, French brassiere style atmosphere and menu. Last time my friends and I chose to sample a selection of starters between the three of us and just choosing them was the hardest thing to do, the food is just very good and the fact... More

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Singapore
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44 reviews 44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Menu is very traditional and so is the service. Everyone who worked there appeared to be French and though polite, were incredibly formal. I had the duck confit which was too salty and not crispy enough. My mother had the sea bream which she enjoyed. My aunt found the lamb to be too salty too. The creme caramel had too... More

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Had a most enjoyable dinner at this restaurant. Was like being back in Paris. Very French. Our duck confit was great, but the best was the riz du lait dessert. Sublime! The wine prices were reasonable for London. We had a carafe of the house wine, which was pleasant. Exceptional service. The best food we had in London, including our... More

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Kew, London
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

After a recent regular visit to Racine, I am happy to report it is unchanged. This is a place to go for the food so it is right that neither the service nor the ambiance intrude. Service is attentive - but not intrusively friendly. The decor remains completely in the background as it should. For starters, we had crab Florentine... More

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