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“It was ok”
Review of Les Trois Garcons - CLOSED

Les Trois Garcons
Price range: $51 - $92
Cuisines: European, French
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Shoreditch
Transit: Nearest Underground Station Liverpool Street (10min walk). Bus route 8 & 338.
Description: What kind of London restaurant attracts the likes of Liz Hurley, Donatella Versace and Madonna? A genuine one-off. Les Trois Garcons is a handsomely converted pub, easily identified on Bethnal Green Road by its flaming torches. Inside the restaurant is pure theatre, the opulent dining room decor falling over itself with stuffed animals (mais oui, that is a bulldog with fairy wings), sparkly crystal chandeliers and all sorts of antique idiosyncrasies. Les Trois Garcons is a bit like being inside Salvador Dali's brain. The classic French food, brilliantly twisted with the Australian touch of Michael Chan, Head Chef since 2010 introduce dishes like the sweetbread and crayfish spring roll which is out of this world, the Monkfish and Lap Cheung sausage serve in a lemon-verbena based cassoulet of white and broad beans, and if you prefer meat, the rump of lamb infused in coconut oil. For dessert, the classic vanilla creme brulee is always on the menu. The beautiful staff deserve praise too, under the attentive eyes of the General Manager Fabien Babanini who joined Les Trois Garcons in February 2011, for their warmth and knowledgeable service. Three words for the experience, Quirky, Tasty and Impecable.
Reviewed October 28, 2012

Visited there for birthday, and called them twice to make sure there is something arranged for dessert. Whilst the two tables next to us had already got their birthday candles, our dessert arrived without anything on it. Checked with the waiter, he explained this is because the dessert we ordered isn't the type they could stick a candle or write any message on. We immediatey felt so guilty ourselves, we ordered WRONG dessert, oh dear! However, since we have asked, restaurant later on arranged a candle on a plate with happy birthday message along with couple of sweets. It wasn't so special after you've seen nearly every table next to you have same sort of plate on theirs. I guess people come to this restaurant is mainly for birthday?
Pros: wine list is good, service is good (except for the birthday arrangement), good decor, nice atomosphere, oh although it seemed a wrong order, but their dessert Tart Tartin was delicious!
Cons: A la Cart seems bit boring, only 1 toliet seat (good luck if you don't want to go in there after someone occupied 10mins in it)

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Thank QiaoQiaoLondon
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Reviewed October 25, 2012

This is not a gastro pub. This is a wonderful restaurant that happens to be in an old east London pub. The food is exceptional with a wine list to suit and professional waiting service, i.e. you don't have to ask, your waiter already knows what you want & it's delivered!

So with all these 5 start reviews on TA, why doesn't it have Michelin stars etc? Who cares, but you'll be glad it doesn't!

Book in advance.

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2  Thank Steve P
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Reviewed October 23, 2012

My friend and I bought the Groupon offer of the 'Tasting Menu'. Looking at the restaurant from outside our heart sank, thinking it was just a pub. Not so! Upon entering, we walked into a delightfully dramatic decor - a collection of artifacts and curiosities - a clutter without it being a clutter, the sum total of which makes for a highly aesthetic, atmospheric, informal, yet elegant ambiance.

We savored each and every dish of the 'Taster Menu' - each dish the size of an appetizer; each distinct and bursting with flavour.

The service was professional and courteous. The wine, delicious.

All in all, it was a delightful meal and memorable experience.

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Thank Robert F
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Reviewed October 14, 2012

This place is a rarity in London, great food, great service and great surroundings but none of the pretension that so many good london eateries have.

The food was incredibly tasty, the meat served perfectly.

A little pricey but worth every penny!

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Thank Isabelle C
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Reviewed October 6, 2012

My husband and I enjoyed a delicious lunch in this very interesting restaurant. The maitre'd who had fond memories of Scotland made us feel very comfortable and relaxed. Excellent value and highly recommended.

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Thank Mungo1958
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