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|Address:||65a Long Acre, London WC2E 9JH|
|Tel:||020 7379 0033|
|Price: £42.00||Wine: £16.50||Champagne: £40.00|
|Opening Hours:||Mon-Fri 12N-3pm 5pm-12M Sat-Sun 12N-12M (Sun -11pm)|
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Where to start? I love Paris! (Stay with me…) But, in Paris there is certain a type of touristy would-like-to-be haute cuisine restaurant, which is rather awful, quite expensive and utterly unsatisfying. The reason for this, I belive, is that they do not count on repeat business. Simply get people through the door and through their hour-and-a-half resembling a meal and out a juicy swipe of the credit card later. Le Duexième, unfortunately, has turned into a London rendering of such a place. Covent Garden, of course is historically tricky terrain, so I had often wanted eat here, but most often found myself opting for the more established competiors. So even bigger the disappointment, in a dining room that in itself has no reason to fail so dramatically. First was the House Champagne. This might be well used to clean the photocopier at the office – I did not know that such acidity was legal. The only thing that half-saved the miserable effort were two decent fish mains. The “classic” Covent Garden have become these mainly through tireless attention to detail and, of course, consistency. I don't know why the newer restaurants don't see this.