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Relais de Venise - City of London Branch

#1,581 of 17,958 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighborhood:
City of London
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5 Throgmorton Street, London EC2N 2AD, England
+44 20 7638 6325
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

First of all, I should say: I'm a vegetarian. The boss took the team here for lunch. He hadn't realised I was veggie, but I thought (mistakenly) that there would be something I could eat and said it wouldn't be a problem. "Mistaken" doesn't really describe how wrong I was. The only option is steak & chips. You don't even... More 

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Thank Steve H
London, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Be in with work or or for pleasure this place always delivers. Went with a friend from Uni who I hadn't seen in a while and what a great place for a catch up, salad with walnuts, great steak and frites x2 with a great bottle of red were the perfect accompaniment to 2 hours of non stop chat. This... More 

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Thank Supertedbaker
London
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126 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed February 25, 2017 via mobile

This is my second visit here. My first visit was over 40 years ago in the original restaurant at Porte Maillot in Paris where I lived for fours years at the time. My (then young) family and I used to go 4 or 5 times a year, yes...we queued along with everyone else until a table became free. It was... More 

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Thank sigoLondon
London, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed February 12, 2017 via mobile

Love this place - takes a decision out of the day - crispy fresh salad - super tender steak and always love the seconds. This time we went for cheers and port afterwards and were not disappointed. Always a treat, with attentive staff.

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Thank Andrew_Weybridge
London, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed January 30, 2017 via mobile

I love this place and I have just been there for lunch today, Monday 30th January. When we paid the bill, we were given the offer of a free bottle of wine on our next visit. That was the good news, bad news is that the expiry day of the offer is 30th January!!!! Much as I like this place,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed January 20, 2017 via mobile

This place specialises in one thing and they do it well. Wonderful steak with their signature sauce along with frites. Starter is a greens and walnut salad. Dessert is their signature cake which is delicious but very rich. You will leave the place stuffed!! Regards Omar

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Thank Omar I
London, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed January 8, 2017

One of my favourite places to eat in the City. Perfect for business meetings (as long as your fellow diners like steak) as they do one thing on the menu and do it very well. You pay £24 a head at lunchtime and get a leafy salad starter sprinkled with walnuts and finished with a tasty dressing, then thinly cut... More 

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Thank Craig_M_L_23
Tunbridge Wells, England, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

My second visit here and it still delivered. Melt in your mouth steak to die for and a wonderful Bordeaux. Thank god I live 50 miles away otherwise I'd eat here all the time!

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Thank AJ W
Las Vegas, Nevada
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52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed December 21, 2016 via mobile

For those who have never been in one of these Relais de Venise, be aware that there is no menu apart for desserts. Any meat lover will like it for sure and the special sauce is great . Recommended dessert: profiteroles. Without taking wine, it is very good value.

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Thank Greg_Presley
London, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed December 17, 2016

What a lovely traditional / old fashioned restaurant. Very busy, tables are rather crammed in so not much space between tables. However, a simple menu of steak and fries is well presented and very tasty.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$40
Cuisine
French, Steakhouse
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Throgmorton Street, London EC2N 2AD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > City of London
  • Neighborhood: City of London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7638 6325

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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