Le Relais de Venise - Soho (London)

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Le Relais de Venise L’Entrecote is famous for its simple menu. Diners enjoy a green salad starter tossed with mustard vinaigrette and sprinkled with walnuts, with the restaurant’s signature steak frites main course to follow. The sauce which accompanies the steak has always remained a closely guarded secret and is a perfect accompaniment to the steak, which can be cooked blue, rare, medium or well done. The steak is brought to the diners in two stages (with one half held back to keep it warm) so it can be enjoyed at its best and is served with more freshly prepared frites, hand chipped on the premises. The menu (the salad and steak frites) has a fixed price of £24.

A small selection of hand-picked wines accompany the meal and there is a selection of cheeses and a dessert list with profiteroles, meringue and other ice cream confections, all freshly made on the premises.
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LS
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you want a delicious steak frites with a tasty salad starter, this is the place to go to. Simple and delicious.

DC
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time, lovely food and excellent, friendly service. Looking forward to my next visit.

OT
Houston
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my husband’s milestone birthday and enjoyed every savory bite! It was absolutely delicious, as usual.

MC
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was great! Definitely one of my favorite foods in the world!!!

OT
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Not delicious

D
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simple food but done exquisitely, La Relais de Venise was the perfect place to celebrate my birthday. Staff were delightful and the food incredible, we will be back!

MJ
London
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Just like Paris but English/French speaking waitresses makes it easier and more comfortable experience. Had free champagne for celebrating an occasion there♥

PB
New England
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The same format as the paris original. Salad then steak and fries with mustard sauce. Choice of desserts includes very English sticky toffee pudding. Service slowed when full. Tables well separated for this price in London

LV
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ll leave it short and sweet. This spot needs to be on your bucket list!

UM
London
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Rude staff and the price was extortionate
Wasn’t happy

C
London
16 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

best steak house in London.
One item on the menu - and great house wine.

f
London
27 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very difficult to find anything that could disappoint. It's steak and chips, but not as we know it. The starter is a simple salad of lettuce and walnuts with a very tasty mustard dressing, The steak is tender and the sauce tasty. Your steak is cooked for as long or short a time as you require - and it comes twice! There are puddings, but the cheeseboard is to die for - so why try anything different. Oh, and the wine list is very restricted, but the house red is as good as you would want and matches well. If you haven't been and are not a vegetarian, then you must try it - you will not be disappointed.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall1food4service2ambience1

We booked this restaurant on open table for my sons 21st birthday as we had been to one of this chains restaurants in Paris and really enjoyed it. We were sat at the worst table in the restaurant right next to the kitchen, noisy and cramped while people who had not booked were sat at much better tables. We asked to move but were told we would have to join the queue of people who hadn’t booked and were waiting for tables to free up. Staff were not particularly friendly and were going through the motions. We couldn’t wait to finish. Lesson learnt ‘don’t book though open table’. The restaurant doesn’t seem to like it and will punish you!!

MF
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience1

There was a couple who stank like weed right next to our table. Staff did nothing about it. This ruined tho whole experience for us and we ended up leaving early without finishing wine / food since it was impossible to eat in this atmosphere. We had to pay a big bill for being pretty much forced out from the place.

F
Manchester
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fave steak-unrivalled sauce! Always a must when we visit London

R
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

I'd much enjoyed the City restaurant, several times. The food was excellent and the service brisk and friendly, but not brusque. This experience felt commoditised, an essentially failed attempt to repeat a winning formula: service brusque, big sense of time pressure (not least because the slots are clearly outlined on the website), food not as good as I had recalled, tables crammed in to give the impression that finances dominated over the dining experience, and generally not a great experience. Actually, a rather sad meal, as I have often recommended the City version to friends as well as enjoyed it myself - this was like a favourite niche shop being taken over by private equity or a large chain.

JB
Singapore
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience1

Could be so much better if focused on customer experience as much as steak

EE
London
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waitress. Great food. The best

FO
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience2

The waitress was rude and not customer centric, which is a shame.
Food is not as good as it used to be. I will probably try another restaurant.

JH
London
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious meal and great, attentive service. Will definitely be coming back!

ET
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Food isn't the same at the other venues in Paris and NYC. The sauce and meat tasted much different, and it wasn't as good.

AM
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience3

The steak was cooked perfectly but lacked any flavour. If it did have flavour it was not noticeable as it was covered in a green sauce. The sauce was delicious. French fries tasted of the oil. Staff were good but the tables so close to together that the rather ample person sitting next to me may as well have sat on my lap.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good food and wine as always. Somewhat miserable waitress who was defiantly not french

MC
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

£24 for 6 measly slices of steak, dodgy sauce (what is it even) and chips! Nah. Trying to be something it’s not. Rushed, overpriced, and not even that friendly service. Looks like a bistro, but far from it.

GC
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience2

I was recommended to try your restaurant and booked without reading the website details. Although the meal was excellent I was somewhat disappointed because I was expecting a whole steak.

RS
London
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I went to the Paris branch of this restaurant and had a great experience. Did not have the best experience here. Even though we had a table booked had to wait to be seated for a while. Service was slow. And we found portion sizes small.

S
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Price went up. The unique formula used to be sub the £20 mark. Shame. The half bottle of red is still good value. Service is good even accommodated for my guest who I discovered on the spot was a veggie. £2.50 for the walnut salad. not bad.

L
London
5 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I have been to the same restaurant in Nantes, France. Was very happy that they had the same menu and most importantly, the steak sauce!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food amazing as always.

C
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good! Highly recommended! One of the best places in London .

c
London
7 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We love the food! An all time favorite. Our waitress was very good, very positive and accommodating.

CH
London
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Expensive for a set menu desserts very disappointing would I go back NO

p
London
7 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great food, was busy and a bit loud but to be expected on a Friday night! Staff were friendly and attentive and very nice

v
London
5 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Overall it was a good experience. Simple menu (apart from the desserts). Well dressed salad to start with. My wife requested hers with no walnuts, not a problem. Steak was excellent, well cooked and served in two helpings. Fries were plentiful. The secret sauce was OK but not wow. If we went again we'd both have the steak minus the sauce. Great bottle of rose. Splendid desserts I had the profiteroles my wife had the gateaux. A rich, fine finish to a good meal. Service was very good. Price was reasonable especially for Central London. We will go again...

J
London
25 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I first visited this restaurant in Paris and was so excited to learn it was also in London. I have been many times and the food never disappoints.

Fantastic lunch deal of £20 for starter and a main (2 servings) and a glass of wine. Service can sometimes be a little slow but this is never an issue as the food is just so outstanding.

Will return again as it’s one of my favourites.

AP
London
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food is still great but it’s not the value for money it once was. In and out in 45 minutes and £70 for two with wine is not value any more.

n
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was running late but the restaurant still kept out table.

Busy but was attended to very well

Amazing food!!

Would go again

OT
London
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Average service, steak was cooked to my liking. Staff will top up your plate when you have finished your first serving if desired. Desserts were okay but wouldn’t recommend. Interesting concept but wouldn’t return.

CK
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Used as a stepping stone for when my girlfriend and I go back to Paris. Will definitely be dining in the Paris branch next month! Highly recommend this lace whether it be for a business meeting, lunch with friends or a romantic evening!

LK
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another outstanding meal at this restaurant. They take reservations which the other locations don’t. Great food—don’t miss an opportunity to go!!!