L'Escargot

4.5
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£26 to £40
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French
Set in the heart of Soho, L’Escargot, established in 1927, is London’s oldest and most renowned French restaurant. It has been host to stars of stage and screen including Coco Chanel, Maurice Chevalier, John Geilgud, Ralph Richardson, and was reputedly one of Princess Diana’s favourites. L'Escargot is now under the ownership of Brian Clivaz and Laurence Isaacson, who between them, have been involved in some of London’s most iconic restaurants and member's clubs. James Tyrrell is now the Head Chef and his dishes celebrate classic french cooking with a modern and healthy twist. Snails unsurprisingly are the speciality of the house; the dining room pays homage to proper French bourgeois cooking and offers exceptional value. L’Escargot has been voted London’s best French restaurant and has an excellent wine list. We are delighted to say that we are dog friendly.

Specials

FT Weekend & Grand Siècle Experience Menu: 5 courses £115

From a set menu, includes a glass of Laurent-Perrier Grand Siècle per person

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: October 1, 2019

Ends: November 30, 2019

Availability: Tue-Sat 12:00PM-3:00PM 5:00PM-10:00PM

Chateaubriand offer: £45 for 2

Including Béarnaise sauce, frites, side salad and a glass of bubbly each.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: June 3, 2019

Ends: December 3, 2019

Availability: Tue-Sat 12:00PM-3:00PM 5:00PM-10:00PM

2 courses £19.50

From a set menu. Also 2 Courses inc glass of Prosecco - £22.50

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: June 3, 2019

Ends: December 3, 2019

Availability: Tue-Sat 12:00PM-3:00PM 5:00PM-10:30PM

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What 3034 People Are Saying
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S
London
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent food, well prepared and served. Wine list had a good range and the prices weren't outrageous.

r
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always a very very good restuarant with great service.

G
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A good place to have a quiet catch-up with a friend or a solo dinner. Service is always excellent -- all the staff from the reception up to the table service are very helpful and courteous. Food is great and I'm happy that they are able to accommodate my dietary requirements - gluten and dairy free. There seems to be a slight after-taste with the food though these may be down to my own choices and they did not bother me very much. The wine pairing suggestion was much appreciated - perfect with the duck confit.

SM
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A superb lunch, delicious food, outstanding service, beautiful surroundings, great value for money. Highly recommended.

JM
London
69 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best classy deal in soho. Mad not to do it. Great food, even better staff and super cool.

A
London
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favourite places in London-very charming

MG
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent restaurant that maintains the high standards of fine dining. Very professional and efficient staff who genuinely care about the work they do and how service is delivered.
The food was excellent and well presented. A satisfying experience.

OT
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food2service4ambience5

Very poorly prepared food. Very salty and I love salt! Was very disappointed

RA
London
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have dined here regularly, for dinner and lunch, over the last couple of years. The fact that my guests and friends really enjoy themselves and love the place says it all. The food is excellent, the service friendly but unobtrusive, and the overall atmosphere is just right.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal and the service were top notch. We decided to go with the tasting menu and couldn't have made a better choice.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Chateaubriand deal was such good value for money and was absolutely delicious. We also has the snails and rabbit to start which came with warm bread. The restaurant is beautiful and opulent and the staff were very attentive and friendly

M
Manchester
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, the Chateaubriand we had was absolutely on point, I had never seen a steak cooked so beautifully and it is a very good deal if you book via Opentable as it would include fries and two glasses of prosecco to be shared between two people. The snails were really nice too. The atmosphere was really nice and up market. The service was great as the staff were attentive and helpful. Definitely recommend!

P
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food and amazing service!

r
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yes . Lovely . A classic. Attentive staff and great fun. Timeless

b
Essex
6 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Next environment and will visit again

S
Surrey
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Mu husband and I have been to L'Escargot several times now for an evening meal either before or after going to the theatre and have never been disappointed. The food is always of a high standard - I usually have fish and my husband the Beef Bourguignon or one of the other meat options. We particularly like the fact that the tables aren't too squashed in so the whole experience feels more relaxed. The service is also very good and all the staff are very friendly. The only downside for us is the cost of the wine which tends to be 3 or even 4 times the retail price for a bottle!

C
London
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best evenings we have had. Delicious food, attentive and courteous staff. Thank you!

JR
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both starters and mains were fantastic. Food to remember. The service did not let the food down.

JB
London
11 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Another truly awesome dining experience, wonderful food, excellent service and just the best ambience, not least thanks to the incredible pianist who entertained us throughout our meal, thank you, thank you, thank you. You are still our favourite restaurant when we're staying London, and that' been the case now for over 20 years.

n
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Excellent location last of the real restaurants in Soho better value than you think from the impressive interior. Classic well cooked cuisine .
Shame that the side orders didn’t appear at the same time as the main but at least we were given them for free.

G
London
168 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A lovely warm environment on a cold London evening. The London Restaurant Festival Menu was great value and all of of our dishes are fabulous (onion soup, smoked salmon, duck, risotto). Will definitely return

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very relaxed and calm environment. Lots of staff who were ever present but not in your face and gave you room to enjoy your meal. Very varied menu and everything was delicious. Not cheap but not outrageous either. Would recommend if you are looking for a special meal out.

RE
London
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. We pre-booked the Chateaubriand which saved a lot of money and was absolutely worth it. All food was great as was the service. Would definitely eat there again.

e
London
25 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good for leisurely lunch on Saturdays with friends

SV
London
17 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

It is a great place to take friends or take a date that wants to eat escargot.

l
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

L'escargot has never let us down; superb food, wines and incredibly kind and efficient service. Always a joy!

CG
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were brilliant from the moment we walked in to the end of the meal. Food was great and we loved the decor. A super evening, highly recommended in the heart of happening Soho

OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very authentic! Loved the food.

JK
London
7 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Its was a very nicep dinner, good food and helpfull waiters, thanks for a nice evening

M
London
29 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and food - a quality evening.

LD
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely lovely Authentic French cuisine would visit again. Theatre menu excellent value at £18 for two courses

OT
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Old school, classy French restaurant. Went for the OpenTable Chateubriand for 2 lunchtime deal. Food perfectly cooked and fabulous service.

DT
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent, I’ve celebrated birthdays etc here as well as great for meeting up with friends. The best service in London : attentive without being over bearing, very friendly and they all know what they are doing. Food is delicious and they make it all look effortless: my guess is they are all working very hard to make it all come together.

SR
London
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful. Delicious food and excellent service.

C
Manchester
8 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perhaps our number one place to eat in London, where we are greeted as old friends, with outstanding service at our favourite table, and an excellent menu to choose from. Every visit is a memorable experience, and we try and go there every time we are in London.

DD
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The soufflé dessert is amazing, it's worth the 20 minute wait cooking time

ME
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A Soho institution still going strong after so many years. Service is impeccable, casual, friendly and efficient. Pre-theatre menu especially good value.

OT
Essex
5 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a really nice place and food is great.

NB
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Easily one of the best French restaurants I have ever been to. The food was stunning and the service was as just good. We arrived at the restaurant and the waiter noticed that a noisy table close to us was bothering us so asked us if we wanted to be moved and helped us with this. We never felt rushed during the experience but always felt looked after and we were given some mini pastries after our food as we were too full for dessert.

S
London
62 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Good level of service. Tasty food. Wine prices in high side. Great clubby atmosphere. Table well spaced although single tables rather too small.