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|Address:||48 Greek Street, London W1D 4EF|
|Tel:||020 3641 8319|
|Price: £46.00||Wine: £19.00||Champagne: £44.00|
|Opening Hours:||Mon-Fri 12N-2.30pm Mon-Sat 5.30-11.30pm|
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I rarely return to any Central London restaurants being that with so much choice and new places opening (and closing!) all the time, together with the nigh on impossible chance that a truly great evening can ever be repeated, why take such a chance? One place where I'm more than happy to break all those rules howwever, is L'Escargot. We first went there just over a year ago and last Friday saw our third visit, each one steadily improving on the previous experience.
Whilst the initial welcome at the reception desk is not what you could ever term “warm”, once you enter the wonderful room, everything is charm and elegance personified. Every individual member of the team greets you as you are shown to your table and service throughout the evening is of the highest standards; professional but friendly with nothing being too much trouble.
We're probably not the best to consult on the menu as in all visits we have never made it beyond the snails for a starter, although himself learned from his initial politeness and now steams in straight away with the full dozen. We've tried a few different mains, each of which have been well executed, beautiful to look at and taste fantastic. A constant has to be the side of gratin dauphinoise; it always looks a bit dry and unappetising but once you slice into it, it really is one of the best we've ever had (outside of that of himself's own making of course!) This time we came very close to ordering two portions but in retrospect are glad we didn't as it would have undoubtedly meant missing out on dessert.
Special mention has to go to their wonderful sommelier, Fabrice. Has a knack of asking the right questions (and remembering previous answers!) and his suggestions have always hit the spot. On the rare occasion his suggestion didn't work (on a glass of dessert wine) it was quickly exchanged with no fuss whatsoever.
It may not be the trendiest place in this part of town, but for old style glamour that delivers on the plate too, it has become an absolute favourite and we look forward to our next return.