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|Address:||8 Porchester Gardens, London W2 4DB|
|Tel:||020 3641 5812|
|Price: £50.00||Wine: £22.50||Champagne: £45.00|
|Opening Hours:||Mon-Sun 12N-3.30pm 6.30-10.30pm (Fri-Sat -11pm Sun -10pm)|
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This was my 2nd visit to Café Anglais, I fist went a couple of years back and to be honest it didn’t really inspire me for a speedy repeat visit.
This time we found the lift entrance at the side of the shopping mall which makes for a more salubrious entrance than trekking through the mall itsself. We were promptly taken to our table and just managed to squeeze past the adjacent tables to sit down.
Once we managed to get the attention of one of the few scurrying ‘avoid eye contact’ waiters we ordered. The food itself was all fairly good and arrived promptly, although no one ever enquired during the meal if everything was good. If you take it as more a posh café than a restaurant then it delivers, simple food done well, NY strip steak and half chicken mains both cooked well and tasty.
I’ll have to score it high on value for money as we ate on a friend for a fiver deal, which they were running on the Friday we booked. Which I think if they need to do on a Friday, is pretty telling of the restaurant in terms of food and quality. The bill came to £200, which included a £70 discount, for 3 people including a couple of aperitifs and a bottle of Barolo so was good value.
On the whole the place is OK, the food isn’t bad but the tables are far too cramped together and the service is a bit of a shocker when it comes to ordering, paying etc. It could well be another couple of year before I go back.