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Les Trois Garcons
Price range: $52 - $93
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 November 9, 2012

Had a good birthday meal at Les Trois Garçon. The food is interesting, portions not huge but adequate and there were good extra touches - good bread and butter brought to the table, an amuse bouche, and a slate of little sweets at the end. Service is efficient and friendly. Really liked to rather Baroque decor - various stuffed animals wearing diamonds necklaces and tiaras. We had spent the afternoon in the Wellcome Institute and it had something of the same feel.
Minor criticism was that the loo was a bit tatty.

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Thank joolsd
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Reviewed November 9, 2012

For my husband's birthday I was looking for someplace romantic, and decided to return to Les Trois Garcons, where we had dined about five years ago. A martini first at Lounge Lover just behind the restaurant was an excellent start. The ecentric decoration and lots of pretty crystal chandeliers add to the fun. The food was Inpeccable. My starter of glazed breast of quail served on Puy lentils, chorizo and apple, with parsnip puree was outstanding. We also had the gratinated Scottish lobster served in the shell with lobster medallions and lobster butter sauce (fabulous!) and lemon sole fillets cooked with capers,tomato and radish with roasted fennel puree. They even remembered that, when I made the reservation a week earlier, that it was his birthday and bought the dessert with a candle. He was visibly moved by the surprise. Thank you all!

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Thank MaidaValeMaiden
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Reviewed November 8, 2012

Was taken here for my birthday and loved it. The dining is fascinating - lots of stuffed animals and great vintage furnishings. The menu was comprehensively French and excellent. Service was good too. Was not cheap but I think it was excellent value!

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Thank Tim K
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

The building I believe used to be an old east end pub - the decor and atmosphere ouse a gangsters moll era / a Baz Lurman film set.. Stuffed animals wearing decendent jewels and handbags surround ones table
Fine dining and done incredibly well. Not for the non adventurous though as the menu is not extensive and those dishes available are not so straight forward so one must be brave in their choices
Recommended for top of the range dinners, a celebration or a treat for some as prices are high
Good location also

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Thank exclusivenorth
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Reviewed October 28, 2012

Went to Les Trois Garcons for lunch, it was very quite but this gave us an opportunity to really look at the eccentric collection of...well, the strangest things! These inlcuded handbags hanging from the ceiling, but there's a story, a stuffed monkey, alligator, bull dog...again, there's a story.

The Maitre'd was so pleasant and knowledgable about the history of the place, the owners and the collection of quirky items around the place.

The food was superb, a set lunch menu which only cost £22 for 3 courses was ridiculously good value and I would have been happy to pay more .

It would be worth a visit on the evening, I would imagine that there is a great atmosphere!

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Thank rpops
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