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“Authentically French, good food, fast service” 4 of 5 stars
Review of le Relais de Venise L'entrecote - CLOSED

le Relais de Venise L'entrecote
84 King Street, Manchester M2 4WQ , England
+44 (0)161 850 8600
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Cuisines: French
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Authentically French, good food, fast service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit. You can't book but there were no queues despite us arriving at around 8.30pm on a Friday evening. Seated quickly and dressed green salad starter arrived promptly. Steak was good though my partner was expecting a whole steak rather than sliced. French fries were crisp and gorgeous. Second, smaller course of steak is a nice touch. We had a glass of house red each which was fine with the food. Unfortauthenticallyunately I didn't have room for a pud but there looked to be a range of favourites including lemon tart, chocolate profiteroles, creme brulee and various ice creams and sorbets. Partner chose the cheeseboard so of course I pinched some - and we both agreed that the cheeses were DELICIOUS! You can choose 5 slices and it is served with plenty of french bread. Brisk and efficient service from pleasant staff. The tables are very close together but it's quite a noisy, buzzy atmosphere so that offers a bit more privacy. Well worth a visit - and means there's none of that 'what shall I choose?' dilemma!

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English first
Woodford
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“At last!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

Been to le Relais de Venise L'entrecote in London, Paris, Cascais and loved the experience each time. What's not to like, simple menu, "how do you like your steak sir"! Always great service!

So really excited when I saw Manchester was getting one, and when we went, we were not disappointed. If you want to eat fast, pre show /concert meal. Or take it slow and relax I would recommend it as an experience.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Steak and Chips!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

As the title says. This is what you get, with a salad starter. Personally, I would prefer a choice of potatoes instead of being obliged to have French fries, but you can't complain about the quality or the quantity. The service was great - if anything, a little too quick - but always with a smile. You cannot book in advance so you just turn up. That wasn't a problem when we went because we didn't have to wait at all. I cannot say it felt authentically French, but I will go back. If you want a menu where you are spoilt for choice then this is not the place for you. If you are looking for a good feed and quick service then I recommend it.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere, great food and lots of it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We went on a busy Friday night in October. Luckily we were there early about 7 as we bagged the last table and people were queuing out of the door for a table for the rest of the night!
The best thing about it is that halfway through your main course of steak and chips they bring you seconds!!
The waitresses were dressed in French maids outfits which was a little weird - I can see what they're going for but they looked like they'd raided a fancy dress shop.
I would definitely recommend this restaurant and will be going back.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Derby, United Kingdom
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“A proper French Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

A no nonsense French style steak restaurant with a set menu. The meat is excellent and served in two portions, so you are always eating hot food. We had a very nice bottle of Bordeaux Superior which at £22 was excellent value. Overall, the restaurant presented very good food in a pleasant surrounding at a very reasonable price. The key to this restaurant, as the French have always known, is an small menu (in this case just the one choice) cooked well.

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