Greek Street is probably the heart of Soho and L'Escargot Restaurant is surely the heart of Greek Street, one of London's most fashionable and well-established eateries. The ground floor restaurant, with mirrored walls and work by artists such as Miro and Chagall, buzzes with life and excitement.
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48 Greek Street
Being a scummy peasant (and a greedy bastard), I must say I was apprehensive about the whole "fine dining" experience. I was, however, thoroughly impressed by L'Escargot.
Feeling adventurous, I tried snails for the first time, which I felt slightly guilty about since I used to keep them as pets (R.I.P. Gary). The garlic and parsley sauce they came in was so nice I'd have licked it off a...more
I eat around Soho quite a lot, but never noticed this restaurant until my friend made a booking. I was excited to try it, but the experience was a bit underwhelming. Judging by the name, I thought it was a French restaurant, but I found fish pie on the menu, which screamed British. Not that I have any problem with it, just a bit unexpected. We ordered the name sake dish escargot and foie gras...more
Presentation and service was great, but the food doesn't really live up to expectations, which made the whole experience seem way overpriced. Quite disappointing.more
L'Escargot stands apart from everything else on Greek St as a fancy restaurant. It looks like it used to be a house in the West End which has been converted into a restaurant. We were welcomed by the friendly staff and taken to a corner booth for two: the best restaurant seating arrangement!
The restaurant was surprisingly empty, but it may have been because this was the Monday of a long...more
Basically there is not a lot to add to the other reviews, except to confirm that this is the classic French dining experience, with excellent food and impeccable service - with both sommeliers and bread waiters.
What I particularly like is that they always have a decent vegetarian option, so mixed groups which include a veggie can enjoy a high class French dining experience (something not...more