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La Belle Epoque

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| Sofitel London Heathrow, Hounslow TW6 2GD, England
+44 20 8757 5029
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12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Weston, CT
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120 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

One does not typically expect a high class gourmet restaurant at an airport, but that is exactly what you have at La Belle Époque in the Sofitel hotel. We had an excellent meal with great service. We opted for the a la carte menu, starting with the diver scallops and calliflower and the lobster and frogs legs, and continuing with... More 

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UK
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98 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very comfortable restaurant, when in the vicinity of Heathrow, there's nothing that beats it. We had the seven course tasting menu and it was sublime. Our children had meals from the kids menu and they thoroughly enjoyed the food. The waiters looked after all of us very well.

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3 Thank UkWorldtravellerplus
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow....what an awesome meal. The entire meal and ambiance were just simply beautiful. Staff were very friendly...Joselin DeSouza went out of his way and showed us around the hotel Sofitel T5. The fine dining experience was worth every penny. Really is a place of master chef quality. Thank you...

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5 Thank MonicaAnand
CulinaryManager, Manager at La Belle Epoque, responded to this review

Dear MonicaAnand, Thank you so much for your delightful review. It was a joy to read and learn that you enjoyed your evening so much. Exceptional food and impeccable service are all wonderful compliments and ones which I will be sure to share with the entire team. I hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you back again soon. Best... More 

London
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing food, amazing service and knowledgable friendly staff. Worthy of a Michelin star. Thank you Jocelyn and Amin for your outstanding service!

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3 Thank patrickgene53
CulinaryManager, Manager at La Belle Epoque, responded to this review

Dear patrickgene53, Thank you very much for your wonderful review. I'm pleased that you enjoyed the evening with us and your dining experience was amazing due to exquisite food and followed by friendly, courteous and professional service. To be compared favorably with famous chefs and Michelin stars restaurant is a wonderful compliment and one which I will share with the... More 

Bath
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121 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On my own today after a long layover . Went for the tasting menu . Staff were excellent and very accommodating . I don't like foie gras (I know people will be saying he doesn't like the concept , no I just don't like the taste so move on) Wine pairing was exquisite . Instead of foie gras , they... More 

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3 Thank psb21972
CulinaryManager, Manager at La Belle Epoque, responded to this review

Dear Mr psb21972, Thank you so much for your wonderful review. I'm so pleased know that your dining experience was prefect, ambiance was nice and peaceful and excellent attention to detail. i am pleased to hear that you enjoyed the food as well as the wine pairing and we managed to deliver great food and service once again. Our chef's... More 

London, United Kingdom
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256 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed March 20, 2017

They were so friendly with us. Even with a groupon voucher we had a fabulous experience. The food is plentiful and top quality. You get free parking if you go there.

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3 Thank Chantal V
CulinaryManager, Manager at La Belle Epoque, responded to this review

Dear Chantal V, Thank you very much for your wonderful review. I'm so pleased you enjoyed your evening with us and had a fabulous dining experience due to great food and friendly service. Thank you once again for your review, and indeed for dining with us. I hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you back again soon. Best regards,... More 

Leicestershire
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442 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 256 helpful votes
Reviewed March 12, 2017

Always a great gourmet dining experience, great place to unwind before the hassle of travelling the next morning. We always make sure which night we stay at the Sofitel, as this restaurant is closed on a Sunday. The interior of the restaurant is we think rather strange, but we so love to dining here because of the sensational food. It... More 

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3 Thank Raffiella11
CulinaryManager, Manager at La Belle Epoque, responded to this review

Dear Raffiella11, Greetings from La Belle Époque Thank you for sharing such a wonderful feedback on TripAdvisor. We were delighted to have you back and pleased to hear that you had a great gourmet dining experience at La Belle Époque. I am delighted to know that you really enjoyed our sensational food and enjoyed trying our new menu. It is... More 

Uxbridge, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed March 6, 2017

We had a fantastic meal here on a Friday evening. The food was delicious, beautifully presented, we had the venison and steak main courses and they were cooked to perfection. My starter of lobster and tempura frogs legs was delicious. The service was very good, the waiter really knew about wine and was able to make excellent recomendations for us.... More 

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3 Thank Georgina A
CulinaryManager, Manager at La Belle Epoque, responded to this review

Dear Georgina A, Thank you for sharing such a wonderful feedback through TripAdvisor. It is really nice to know that your dining experience was truly memorable due to perfectly prepared beef fillet, venison and lobster with tempura frog legs and which is very popular. I'm glad that you enjoyed interacting with us in the dining room and were interested in... More 

North Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed March 6, 2017 via mobile

Whether you are staying at the Sofitel at Terminal 5-London Heathrow or have a layover do NOT miss this fabulous restaurant. Attention is paid to every detail. Good news is the menu changes often so you can return each time you land in London...bad news is the menu changes so that dish you can't get out of your mind is... More 

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3 Thank KatLei
CulinaryManager, Manager at La Belle Epoque, responded to this review

Dear KatLei, Thank you very much for your wonderful review of such fantastic superlatives. I'm so pleased you enjoyed the entire gamut of your dining experience with us. We offer seasonal menus which change regularly. This helps us to use the best quality seasonal ingredients to prepare the dishes, so when you're ready for your next visit do please give... More 

Teddington, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed March 4, 2017

The service was without fault. The food was delicious - I'd highly recommend the venison dish. The choice of wine was extensive, and well balanced. Highly recommended for a pre-flight stay and dine.

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3 Thank Andrew M
CulinaryManager, Manager at La Belle Epoque, responded to this review

Dear Andrew M, Thank you very much for your review. Firstly I am glad to hear that you choose to stay with Sofitel. Also really excited to know that you enjoyed your evening with us and that we were able to deliver delicious food & faultless service. I'm very pleased that you enjoyed the venison which is very popular. Antoine,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$26 - $77
Cuisine
French, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Sofitel London Heathrow, Hounslow TW6 2GD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater London  >  Hounslow
  • Phone Number: +44 20 8757 5029
  • This restaurant is at Heathrow Airport
Description
Named in retrospect and translated as the "Beautiful Era", our inspiration for this restaurant emerged from the period in European social history during the late 19th century that lasted until World War,It became recognised as the "golden age" - a time when new technologies and medical discoveries were found and when politics, art and literature underwent radical transformation. In Paris, restaurants achieved a new splendour and cachet for one to parade and where fashion began to move in seasonal cycles.In the culinary sense this period is enormously relevant to our philosophy of progression, optimism and very modern.We would like to think this beautiful era is strongly characterised by our cooking which is rarely serious yet rooted in classical French cuisine and have extended our repertoire to embrace some exciting 'outward looking' far eastern variations.

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