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A big refurb is planned, we’re told, for the early Summer at LDS, but in the meantime, the change of management of this Covent Garden/theatreland favourite has seen the restaurant go some way back to its French roots. Readers praise the good value and “friendly service”, though the large room (furnished presently with banquettes and brass fittings) “can be noisy” when busy or lacks atmosphere on quiet nights. Our must-try remains the signature snail and bacon pie, though the authentic rustic French classics – boudin noir, moules marinieres, foie gras and decent steaks are all on offer for the faint-hearted. Round the back of the English National Opera, it’s a safe bet for a pre-theatre dinner and at £17 for 2 courses (£20 for 3), reasonably priced with a good value wine list too.

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  1. Les Deux Salons is nothing if not a handsome place with soft lighting, dark wood panelling and brass fittings. The upper level has the benefit of the spherical chandeliers forming a dramatic centre piece in the middle of the room. Service was quick and efficient on all four of my visits...
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  1. Published : Saturday, 12 April 2014

    sexdrugsandbaconrolls :: Les Deux Salons

    We have noticed this place pop up earlier in the year and on later inspection, saw that is was the sister of sophisticated British restaurants Wild Honey and Artubus so we suggested to visit with friend. Les Deux Salon as the name implies is French so steers away from the British fusion of the other sister restaurants and instead moves to a more casual Parisian style Brasserie.

    Les Deux Salon is on a side street just off the Strand so is a great meeting location. The large windows have steel piping on the antiqued windows. We walked in to the grand restaurant and met at the desk to give our names and coat....
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  1. Les Deux Salons is one of those restaurants that are very decent. It does not boast heart-stopping food, the service is so and so but overall the experience is good – if a little bit on the expensive side.

    Apparently it is the third venture from Michelin–starred duo Anthony Demetre and Will Smith – which to me doesn’t mean a lot but I’m adding it to the post just in case anyone is impressed by the names rather than the actual venue and food.

    You will find it just off Trafalgar Square and I have to say that it is a space that’s very well done. I love love love the floor and the glass panels on the...
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  1. Standing tall and proud in hectic William IV Street between Trafalgar Square and Covent Garden is Les Deux Salons. A typical Parisian-style brasserie that has proven itself to be a serious contender in the fierce market for both the tourist and local diners. Perhaps the reason why it has been able to kept-up trade since it opened in October 2010 is that it doesn’t rely on a mass of Press and PR hype to survive, unlike others. Instead, it actually delivers lovely plates of tasty food for excellent value for money which gets the punters in; a tricky feat giving the explosion in number of seats available for French bistrot...
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  1. Published : Thursday, 16 August 2012

    samphire and salsify :: Les Deux Salons

    My parents and I needed a decent pre-theatre dinner so as Les Deux Salons is situated so close to most of London’s West End theatres, we decided to give it a punt. It has two sister restaurants, Arbutus and Wild Honey which both hold a Michelin star so expectations were fairly high ...
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  1. What is on offer: The same people who run Arbutus decided to branch out into French bistro and they do it well. They were one of the first in the French bistro craze that has now taken hold of London. What was once a rarity in London is now a common dining option in London. Think Casse Croute, Little Social, Bouchon Fourchette, Bistrot Bruno Loubet, Brasserie Balthazar or Brasserie Chavot. Les Deux Salons more than deserves to be mentioned in the list of eminent French bistros in London...
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  1. I love a good French dinner, and recently, in pursuit of one, I popped into Covent Garden’s Les Deux Salons with the extended familia. Set right around the corner from Charing Cross, it sure is a convenient hop from the busy theatre district and, consequently, its stylish dining rooms are always bustling. But for this, I could care less than a jot, if the food doesn’t impress. I’d eat in an empty, tumble-weeded barn in the wastelands of Zone 8, if it guaranteed me a good meal. And so it was with appetite and aspiration, that I crossed the threshold of this self-proclaimed Parisian bistro, ready for my dinner...
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Private Dining at Les Deux Salons

The two floor Brasserie, unlike its sister restaurants, offers two attractive private dining rooms, open spaces available any day of the week for business meetings, family gatherings, informal lunches or afternoon teas. Fitted with original oak panelling throughout, the rooms offer a simple yet sophisticated style suitable for any occasion. The private rooms offer flexibility in terms of party size, the smaller room can seat a maximum of 10 guests, whereas the larger room can accommodate a maximum of 24. Keep the door open, and you can remain part of the bustle of the main restaurant, but closed, you can retreat away from the noise and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere that the rooms offer.

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Bigger Private Dining Room 24

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Barry Tonks

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Barry has been cooking in some of London’s finest kitchens for over 20 years. Accumulating awards, accolades, press acclaim and a Michelin Star.

He began his career at The Dorchester Hotel, then went on to work at Chapter One Restaurant. He then went to work at LOdeon Restaurant as Sous-Chef under the guidance of Anthony Demetre before moving with Anthony  Demetre to Putney Bridge Restaurant as Snr Sous-Chef, where it was to gain a Michelin Star within its first year of opening.

He then took on the position of Snr Sous Chef with John Burton-race at his 2 Michelin Star Restaurant John Burton-Race at The Landmark.

He then took on his first Head Chef position at McClements Restaurant where he made a huge impression with guides, critics and dinners achieving a Michelin Star, 3 AA rosettes, 7/10 in the Good Food Guide all within a year of being at the helm.

He was then appointed Executive Head Chef at The Threadneedles Hotel, overseeing all food concepts within one of ‘The Square miles’ Top 5 star boutique hotels and making Bonds Restaurant and Bar the City’s Top dinning destination with huge critical acclaim from critics and dinners for his style of ‘modern contemporary cuisine’

After a short stint in Nairobi as Executive Chef where he opened Hemingways Nairobi a 5* luxury Boutique Hotel in Nairobi Kenya. He is now back in London with Prescott & Conran at Les Deux Salons.

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