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
I was invited here for a birthday dinner and, unfortunately, I either selected my appetizer and main poorly or the food is just substandard. I had the French onion soup and it was far too cloyingly sweet and thick. It was like a caramelized onion chutney. I could not finish it and have had far better elsewhere. The duck confit was incredibly dry in too many places and I nearly choked on 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
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
I'm french) and after several months spent in England, I missed my home food. Thanks to l'escargot, I know where to go!!!
The inside is aesthetic and graceful, it was maybe a bit too much. Every restaurants are not like that in France but I understand that they want to provide a french experience. The service is remarkable. Our waiter was the best . What's about the wine list? Massive and the...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