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L'Escargot Restaurant & Bar

#561 of 17,932 Restaurants in London
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48 Greek Street | Soho, London W1D 4EF, England
+44 20 7439 7474
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9:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My parents had their wedding reception here 27 years ago and my father has always said how amazing it is and that we should go and experience it. So we finally did! The onion soup was ridiculously delicious, rich and unctuous with lovely bread and the goujons with frites were just yummy - portion sizes were generous, so much so... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went to the L'Escargot 'Good France' event last night, and had an extremely enjoyable evening with a 5-course meal complete with a selected wine to accompany each course. Naturally one of the early courses included the signature 'l'escargot', and the fourth course was a beautiful 'boeuf en croûte' - delicious! It was also good to meet Brian, George and... More 

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toronto,canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Was told by a few friends that I should try this place so I went with my family for dinner on our last night in London. We were seated in a corner cozy seat , near the window. The service was not that great at all! was left seated waiting for over 20 min for drink order and the meal... More 

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Thank coco45
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We love chateaubriand and so whenever there is a good deal, we are there We had an early evening booking, 5:15pm, and there were already people dining when we arrived Most of our fellow diners were eating French onion soup,which smelled divine, followed by plaice goujons and frites, part of the pre-theatre menu, we later discovered But we were there... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner at L'Escargot yesterday. It's the third or fourth time we've been and it never disappoints. The welcome is friendly and the service very good indeed. We were a little early and waited in the bar on the second floor which is fab - spacious and low lit with comfy sofas. Not cheap, but you wouldn't expect it... More 

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Thank kittywise
London
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked L'Escargot as it was close to the theatre we were going to. The pre-theatre dinner menu had something for our group and the food was well cooked and the staff were attentive and ensured we left on time for the theatre.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you can try and get a table in the front room by the window. A view of Greek street is always fun and you get a good view of the restaurant too. Love the atmosphere and the staff were friendly and had a good knowledge of the menu. As the name suggests, you wouldn't be disappointed by choosing escargots... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I booked a table for valentines! We were greeted politely upon entering and taken to our seats. Lovely table by the window and the service I expected was delivered to a very high degree. Food was delicious, hats off to the chefs this 3 star review has not been hindered by their incredible ability to cook flavoursome... More 

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Birkenhead
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a table for two in the "front room". With the roaring fire and intimate atmosphere it's like eating in a cosy French salon. The staff were nicely attentive, the avocado, spinach and pommegranate salad starter was great - as was the fresh fish main course. It's definitely a venue for a special occasion or treat.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The atmosphere in L'Escargot is very pleasant. A black, red and light blue interior and the furniture (as well as the fire burning in the hearth) make for very comfortable and cosy chic settings. Particularly good for a meal with a good friend or couples. The food is excellent. The snails are a specialty and live up to their reputation.... More 

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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
$11 - $65
Cuisine
British, French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
Monday
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48 Greek Street | Soho, London W1D 4EF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Soho
  • Neighborhood: Soho
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7439 7474
Description
L'Escargot is the oldest French restaurant in London. However, as a Soho legend, it is very much up to date. Relaxed atmosphere, good food and wine, all reasonably priced. There is no dress code (nudity discouraged !). L'Escargot has been host to stars of stage and screen for many years. Previous clients include, Coco Chanel, John Giulgud, Mick Jagger, Elton John, Ralph Richardson, Judy Dench, and the late Princess Diana. Pre-theatre and post theatre dining is popular and theatre and dinner packages are available. You may just pop in for one course and a cocktail or glass of wine - we look forward to welcoming you.

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