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Grimy Earls Court Road isn’t the most obvious choice for a refined Gallic brasserie, but veteran restaurateur Eric Garnier’s upbeat venue brings a touch of class to this unprepossessing location near the exhibition centre. White tablecloths, mirrors and art-deco lampshades create a mood of timeless Parisian elegance, while the kitchen delivers impeccable French cuisine with gutsy bourgeois flavours – from a fricassee of snails, lardo and garlic on toast with parsley velouté, via mains such as roast pigeon, baby onions and cherry sauce to crêpes Suzette for dessert. Prices aren’t cheap, so those after a bargain should seek out the set lunch – £18 for two courses. Service is ‘cordial’ and the wine list has real depth. All in all, a thoroughly dependable place.


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  1. Garnier restaurant is run by Didier and Eric Garner. Didier is still the proud owner of Le Colombier in Chelsea Square and Eric owned Racine in Knightsbridge. The food has a touch of classic bistro style but with more of a modern approach. The décor inside exudes class and sophistication - it's all very grown up...
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  1. Published : Saturday, 29 September 2012

    The Hedonist :: Review-Garnier

    For those of us who have been knocking around the London restaurant scene for the last few decades, seeing Eric Garnier controlling the front of house has always been a reassuring sign. Whether expertly directing platoons of staff at mega-brasseries Quaglinos and Bank in the 90′s, or working on a more human scale at Koffman’s and Racine more recently, you always felt that you were watching a master of his art. Racine was all about returning to the roots of French bourgeois cooking (racine means root) and it is this style, which is now almost an endangered species rather than the mainstream, that Garnier offers in his eponymous Earl’s Court restaurant. Heading up the kitchen is Andreas Engberg who ran the kitchen at Racine for many years and fans of the Knightsbridge stalwart, where some critics have noted a decline in standards since Engberg’s and Garnier’s departure, will love Garnier...
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Essential Details for Garnier

  • Address: 314 Earl's Court Road ,London SW5 9BQ
  • Telephone: 020 3641 8323
  • Website:
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 12N-3pm 6-10.30pm Sun 12-3.30pm 6-10pm
  • Cuisine: French
  • Area: Earls Court
  • Price: £50.00
  • Wine: £18.50
  • Champagne: £44.00
  • Lunch: £18.00 for 2 courses (Mon-Sat)

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