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18 April 2014
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Les Deux Salonsone star

020 3551 9854

40-42 William IV Street, Strand, London WC2N 4DD

£40.00 French Covent Garden

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  • Wine: £17.50
  • Champagne: £59.50
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 12N-11pm Sun 11am-6pm

Square Meal Review of Les Deux Salons ?

Part of a celebrated stable that also includes Arbutus and Wild Honey, this buzzy but opulent brasserie started well, but recent changes to the menu (now pared back to lure in tourists) have drawn complaints in some quarters of ‘disappointing’ food. Comments about ‘lacklustre’ service are also a concern, though we found the staff friendly, prompt and efficient. The French culinary accent remains, but you’ll now see cheeseburgers and hot dogs on offer alongside andouillettes and steak-frites. Our lemon and garlic chicken was crisp-skinned and full of flavour, while Paris-Brest was exemplary, but signs of carelessness showed in the under-spiced chilli jam served with Cornish crab cakes and îles flottantes with unpleasantly thin custard. Pre-theatre/opera deals are a winning call, and the wine list is a real tempter with everything available by the glass or carafe.

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  1. Les Deux Salons

    40-42 William IV Street, Strand, London WC2N 4DD
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    Julie H.
        (5)
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

     
    • Food & Drink: 8
    • Service: 9
    • Atmosphere: 9
    • Value: 8

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  2. Les Deux Salons

    40-42 William IV Street, Strand, London WC2N 4DD
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    NomNom
        (5)
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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    • Food & Drink: 9
    • Service: 7
    • Atmosphere: 8
    • Value: 8

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  3. Les Deux Salons

    40-42 William IV Street, Strand, London WC2N 4DD
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    Daniel W.
        (1)
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

     
    • Food & Drink: 1
    • Service: 1
    • Atmosphere: 5
    • Value: 1

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  4. Les Deux Salons

    40-42 William IV Street, Strand, London WC2N 4DD
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    Gmbklm
      Gold Reviewer  (36)

     
    • Food & Drink: 6
    • Service: 7
    • Atmosphere: 8
    • Value: 7

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  5. Les Deux Salons

    40-42 William IV Street, Strand, London WC2N 4DD
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    Robert B.
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    • Food & Drink: 9
    • Service: 7
    • Atmosphere: 10
    • Value: 9

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  6. Les Deux Salons

    40-42 William IV Street, Strand, London WC2N 4DD
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    Sabrina's Passions
      Gold Reviewer  (93)
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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    • Food & Drink: 10
    • Service: 10
    • Atmosphere: 8
    • Value: 8

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  7. Les Deux Salons

    40-42 William IV Street, Strand, London WC2N 4DD
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    Grumbling Gourmet
      Gold Reviewer  (87)

     
    • Food & Drink: 7
    • Service: 7
    • Atmosphere: 8
    • Value: 9

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  8. Les Deux Salons

    40-42 William IV Street, Strand, London WC2N 4DD
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    Richard E.
      Platinum Reviewer  (130)
    6 of 8 people found this review helpful.
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    • Food & Drink: 7
    • Service: 8
    • Atmosphere: 8
    • Value: 9

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  9. Les Deux Salons

    40-42 William IV Street, Strand, London WC2N 4DD
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    David C.
        (2)
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

     
    • Food & Drink: 7
    • Service: 1
    • Atmosphere: 6
    • Value: 2

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  10. Les Deux Salons

    40-42 William IV Street, Strand, London WC2N 4DD
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    Victoria
      Gold Reviewer  (19)

     
    • Food & Drink: 9
    • Service: 6
    • Atmosphere: 9
    • Value: 9

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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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  2. 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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  3. 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 dining in the city...
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  4. Published : Thursday, 16th 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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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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Room for 24 people24
Room for 10 people10

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