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L'Escargot Restaurant & Bar

#811 of 17,548 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
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48 Greek Street | Soho, London W1D 4EF, England
+44 20 7439 7474
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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We loved it here. We came between two theatre shows and spent a couple of lovely relaxed hours here. Loved the dark wood, velvet and candles decor. Food was fantastic, we ate off the set menu but didn't feel we'd missed out at all. Service was friendly and attentive. We'll be recommending it!

Thank Vixb101
United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a classic French restaurant with a reputation of good service and excellent food, so we booked to have pre theatre dinner at L'Escargot and informed the staff of our plan so that they would know about the timings. Dinner was booked for 17:00 and we were supposed to have the table till 19:00. On arrival we were received... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went there with my girlfriend on a Monday night for cocktails. We were going for few cocktails and maybe some snails because it should be the place to have some!!!! The service was not welcoming from the beginning . Coming without any booking and just for cocktails seems to annoy the staff a little bit. We had a cocktail... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We popped into L'escargot having been told by friends it was a good place to drop into for cocktails. We were met by less than a friendly welcome and seated for a 30 minute slot which we were fine with. The waitress was less than friendly and we weren't asked at any point how our drinks or escargot were. When... More 

Thank Kent87
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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76 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with friends, attentive service, good wine selection, the tartare was well prepared, and the rib eye perfect. Recommended!

Thank Timothy W
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Over the last 2 weeks I have been very disappointed with some restaurants and their definition of good food and service - I was becoming very jaded - however my evening at L'Escargot has revived my passion for going out and will definitely be returning. The restaurant is very well located in Soho and has a natural warm charm, I... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have a special place in our heart for this restaurant, having got engaged there 13 years previously. Another delicious meal, with lovely wine. Unfortunately the waiter spilled my husband's drink over his shirt. It was no problem, these things happen, and he kindly took the cost of the drinks off our bill. My husband also did not get the... More 

Thank vc158
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked a table for 22.30 on a Tuesday evening. Busy - not loud. Service was perfect Staff made pleasant small talk, suitable recommendations and were very welcoming. Food was delicious - not overpriced but was a fine dining experience

Thank Paul S
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It has an interesting history Never busy The food is fair The service is impeccable The environment comfortable The wines excellent The chairs - choose wisely - not all equal in comfort Will go again for pre theatre supper

Thank mnasrudin
London, United Kingdom
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145 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The snails were excellent, loads of garlic and just how they should be. The cassoulet was a little disappointing, not enough liquid left and a slightly weird crusty top. Had a very nice bottle of Gigondas (2012) at £58, not cheap but just about worth it. The others had, steak tartare (good), sole goujons (ok), French onion soup, (good but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$11 - $64
British, French, European, Gluten Free Options
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
Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
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
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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Staying in Soho

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The go-to district for a good time in London, Soho hosts a wealth of world-class theatres and a compelling lineup of cafes, restaurants, pubs, bars, and clubs. At Soho's core is London's original Red Light District and the epicenter of the LGBT scene – and thus the city's hottest nightlife. For shopping enthusiasts, Soho is not only the home of London's greatest concentration of boutique shops, but also the most strategic place to set off on a tour of the world's most celebrated department stores. In the southern part of the neighborhood lies Chinatown, with its multitude of delicious and affordable restaurants. Closer to the Thames, Chinatown's narrow and teeming lantern-lit lanes spill onto the expansive hub of glitzy Leicester Square.
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