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|Address:||40-42 William IV Street, Strand, London WC2N 4DD|
|Tel:||020 3551 9854|
|Price: £40.00||Wine: £17.50||Champagne: £59.50|
|Opening Hours:||Mon-Sat 12N-11pm Sun 11am-6pm|
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Les Deux Salons is rapidly becoming one of my favourite places to eat, not least because of the charming service. What started out as a very quiet Tuesday evening (only two other tables occupied at 6.45pm) rapidly became buzzy and energised as the restaurant filled up.
I started with a very well-made martini (dry, with a twist) and my friend with a margarita. She had my idea of food hell, a tomato and fennel salad (which she loved) and I had buttery and rich foie gras terrine, with a generous pile of toasted baguettines; then I had roast cod with peas, pea shoots, pancetta and cream (and chips – to cut the richness, you understand) and she had glazed duck and some of my chips. A carafe of wine each – viognier for me and rioja for her – and I do love the way that Les DS, and its sister restaurant Arbutus have almost all wines available by the carafe, solving the perennial white/red problem, when you don't want to sink a bottle each (it being a school night, you see) Then coffee and port for her and a rosewater and raspberry macaroon (which was a highlight, I have to say, being just sweet, tart, fragrant and melting enough) for me.
Add to that a smiling, charming waiter and maitre'd and you have a very enjoyable evening. Especially for a Tuesday.