Cafe des Amis

18 reviews

11-14 Hanover Place , London, WC2E 9JP

SquareMeal Review of Cafe des Amis

August 2015 - Cafe Des Amis is closed

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Look for the pavement tables dotted along a narrow alley near the Royal Opera House, where Café des Amis plies its trade largely undetected by tourists. Inside, the dining room is decked out smartly in muted shades, while the menu offers a roll call of familiar French favourites such as moules marinière, steak tartare with quail’s egg & crème brûlée – plus risottos, tortellini & other Italian interlopers. The set menu (two/three courses for £16.50/18.50) offers more of the same for a bite before or after a show – note the late opening until 1am. Sadly, regular complaints about ‘cold food’ suggest the kitchen isn’t always on the case – a more reliable option is the congenial basement bar, where a glass of vino & a croque monsieur are less likely to disappoint.

Cafe des Amis Location

11-14 Hanover Place , London WC2E 9JP

Opening times

Mon-Sat 12N-11.30pm

Cafe des Amis's Reviews


Food & Drink: 6.4


Service: 6.2


Atmosphere: 6.6


Value: 6.2


Food + drink: 3

Service: 3

Atmosphere: 3

Value: 3

Bronze Reviewer
31 July 2014

Very convenient when going to the ROH. Service was quick.


Food + drink: 1

Service: 1

Atmosphere: 2

Value: 1

10 April 2014

Was given this groupon gift as a Mother's Day present. Very disappointing. Poor service poor food


Food + drink: 2

Service: 1

Atmosphere: 2

Value: 2

07 April 2014

My husband and I visited the restaurant with two of our friends. We had a wowcher offer for afternoon tea with a glass of prosecco included. I had booked well in advance of our visit (over three weeks), the lady on reception greeted us nicely and knew that we had wowchers to redeem. We were seated at a nice round table in the restaurant and a waitress asked if we would like any drinks. I explained that the voucher we had included Prosecco and she had to go and ask the lady on reception. This was then delivered to our table. We then waited around half an hour before any food was delivered, and then only one afternoon tea stand came, but although it didn't seem particularly good for four people we began on the sandwiches. No one offered us any tea, we had to call a waitress to ask for it and then a more senior member of staff passed and asked if we had one or two vouchers. When I replied two she said, “Oh you should have had another one of those, I'll sort it for you”. Not wanting to start on the scones or cakes before having the rest of the sandwiches, we waited another 15-20 minutes for the second afternoon tea stand to arrive. The sandwiches themselves were very nice, as were the scones and the cakes (although I think they were Marks and Spencers mini cream cake selection). Not once after the initial contact with the waitress did a member of staff come and ask if everything was ok or if we needed anything else. Overall I was very disappointed with the visit.

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