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Cafe Des Amis
Cafe Des Amis

Cafe Des Amis Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cafedesamis.co.uk
  • Phone: 0207 379 3444
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday – Saturday: 12pm – 11:30pm
    Sunday: 12pm – 8pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French, European
  • Executive Chef: Fabrice Renou
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Long Acre
  • Public Transit: Covent Garden, Leicester Square, Holborn
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: After 6:30PM parking is free on parking meters and single yellow lines. There is a public car park situated close by in Endell Street
A word from Cafe Des Amis
Tucked away from the vibrancy of Covent Garden and London's theatre district lies the cosy and romantic Café des Amis. We invite you to enter the warmth of our restaurant, and to experience exquisite French cuisine served with passion and finesse.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Diner Reviews
  • "As a vegetarian i had limited options and the pumpkin ravioli which i was looking forward to wasn't on the menu. Food was ok, had french onion soup and spinach ravioli, the wine was surprisingly good considering it came with the deal. Service was great though"
    dined on 05/07/2014
  • "Reasonable venue but only with 50% offer. Kind of took the edge off the occasion with the high service charge added to final bill. Was with guests so didn't kick off. Unfortunately this would make me think twice about returning."
    dined on 01/07/2014
  • "We were at this lovely restaurant for a friends birthday lunch on Saturday. The service was terrible as they seemed to forget that we were sitting outside. There was only two people in the group and we got up at least 3 times to get a waiter to order drinks, food and pay the bill. The food however was lovely! Worth a visit, but they need to get more staff."
    dined on 05/07/2014
  • "Our second time there for a last min date. It's not too fancy but has great food. Their deal comes in handy which makes it great value. Highly recommend it!"
    dined on 07/07/2014
  • "overall i would go there again as the restaurant is in a lovely location and hte value of 50% off and a bottle of wine is fantastic. I thought the portions would be small but i had the mussels for main ad the portion was huge. only downside was that the servie is slow. however i would happily go again"
    dined on 07/07/2014
  • "Was here with a couple of friends on a Monday evening, great value at 50% off, good food, the wine was pretty decent as well as it was part of the promotion and free. Efficient friendly staff, no complaints."
    dined on 07/07/2014
  • "There were service issues : extended wait to be seated despite pre-booking , needing to prompt to order , missing plates and having to prompt for the bill. We all found the food to be tasty, well cooked and well presented with the main plates standing out. We were given an unprompted uncharged dessert when the ordered item had run out. The restaurant was lively without being overly busy."
    dined on 07/07/2014
  • "Had the 50% off a la carte menu. Service was abominably bad. 50 minutes to order. Missing dishes. Unapologetic staff i.e. You got 50% off deal so you shouldn't complain about bad service. Shocking."
    dined on 07/07/2014
  • "The food lacked flavour and felt mass produced. little care had been taken with overall presentation and taste."
    dined on 02/07/2014
  • "Although we had a reasonably nice afternoon, it was let down by poor service. We hadn't even been sitting down for five minutes and the waiter wanted to take our food order! Then as the afternoon wore on, we had to ask the mto clear our mains, ask them for the dessert menu - both ordered chocolate fondant which was essentially a bowl of melted chocolate! We had to then keep asking for the dessert bowls to be cleared away. After waiting 30 mins for the coffees that never arrived, we asked for the bill & left!"
    dined on 05/07/2014
  • "Early evening dinner for four on their 50% off 2 courses a la carte and a free bottle of wine. Great value meal. Good size portions, nicely presented. Attentive service but a little rushed."
    dined on 05/07/2014
  • "Special offers are great value if you are not that fussy and there is nothing to celebrate/romantic occasion etc. A good meal, good service and OKish atmosphere. Stay away from the first floor though - they have almost no air condition and therefore it makes a very unpleasant to eat there."
    dined on 05/07/2014
  • "Either we are taking Cafe des Amis for granted or they have become so popular they don't need to make the same level of effort. There has always been a delay getting in to the resturant, even if you do have a reservation, because there is no one dedicated to the front desk. Last time we had to wait in a long queue while the person on the desk went and reset a table for some people who did not have a reservation making us late for meeting our guests who had already been seated. On a previous occasion my guest was seated at a table facing the opposite direction from where I had been sat because 2 different people reviewed the (one booking). The food is not as inspired, the wine list is diminished and the service is no longer outstanding."
    dined on 03/07/2014
  • "I chose this restaurant due to the offer of 50% off the a la carte menu and a free bottle of wine, and wasn't disappointed at all. The food was amazing and the staff were friendly and efficient. We were a party of 4 having had a starter and a main course each, one dessert and 3 Irish coffees and an additional bottle of wine....we paid £36 each and that included service. We had the house white wine which was very nice. I would absolutely recommend this restaurant."
    dined on 05/07/2014
  • "Went back to Cafe des Amis a week after my last booking to take advantage of the 50% off + free bottle of wine deal. Offer is still available but they have restricted it so that you have to have a starter and main course - and then pay full price if you want a pudding. But it's still an awesome deal, and the food is good."
    dined on 05/07/2014
  • "Had long leisurly lunch with 3 friends. Good service. Good quality food. Even better wine! We were there for hours and never felt rushed. Would definitely recommend a visit."
    dined on 05/07/2014
  • "We came to Cafe des Amis for dinner after I received a 50% off and free wine offer text from the restaurant. This seemed a great deal and I remember the food being great when I was last here a couple of years ago. However this time, the food was below average to bad (e.g. the seafood pasta was cold, the creme brulee's top wasn't hard and the creme was cold - though to be fair when the waitress noticed I didn't eat it she didn't charge me). The service was very, very slow, though we note there were only a couple of waitresses waiting on the whole floor and they were over-stretched. They were friendly though, just slow. Despite the super value, I wouldn't come here again."
    dined on 03/07/2014
  • "The evening didn't begin greatly when they claimed to not have our open table booking and the service got worse from there. It was very busy and their wasn't enough serving staff but we had to continually chase for everything, they forgot a dessert that we had ordered, didn't check on us once. On the plus side the 50% off and bottle of wine deal is amazing and the food was all lovely. Such a pity as it could be a great restaurant."
    dined on 04/07/2014
  • "Exceptional value offers and good tasty food, nice buzzy ambience Perfect option for eating before ROH or Drury Lane shows But ... for the second time this year at this restaurant, the staff seated myself and my guest (arriving separately) in different parts of the restaurant, meaning we both spent a large part of the meal waiting for each other and eating alone! FoH management must sort this out and pay more attention to bookings!"
    dined on 03/07/2014
  • "I was disappointed with the food but the service was good and location is really convenient , right in the centre of Covent Garden"
    dined on 23/02/2014
  • "Waitstaff friendly, cheerful and efficient. Would return"
    dined on 02/07/2014
  • "I went here two years ago and it has really gone down hill. Completely understaffed so waitresses were rude (tired!) and didn't bring our wine until we asked three times. You would never in a million years pay the price on the menu and its barely worth it at 50 percent. Just poor quality and rushed like a chain restaurant. There are better French restaurants on Open table near by."
    dined on 02/07/2014
  • "I have eaten here a few times and have always been happy , however tonight the food was cold and disgusting! Was not asked how food was when plates taken away even though I left most of it. Got pudding menu but nobody came back to see if I wanted one then the when I eventually asked 3 people for the bill was told we did not qualify fur our 50% because we did not have a starter and this was not made very clear on the website of by the restaraunt! Very unhappy customer and a shame as my partners first and last time here!"
    dined on 02/07/2014
  • "It's not a bad place - the staff are friendly, the downstairs bar area is great to meet in and the food quality and the taste of what's made is good. However, the menu is just a bit bland, and the starters turned up so quickly it just became a bit pre-processed. It used to be special and interesting, and it's a shame it's lost that sparkle. If the menu could be given a bit of a boost, this place could quite easily become special again."
    dined on 21/06/2014
  • "Only complaint is olives never arrived, but were not charged either. Steak was tender and generous cut, with a good pepper sauce. House red is a decent fruity south of France blend. Pate de campagne is a thin 2 slices"
    dined on 25/06/2014
  • "We had a pre theatre meal, staff were friendly and helpful. 3 course set meal had lots of variety and great value for money. 2nd time at this restaurant, would definitely go again."
    dined on 28/06/2014
  • "Reasonably good service but less than average quality of food and drinks. 50% off food offer makes prices just about fair."
    dined on 27/06/2014
  • "We went to Cafe Des Amis for my Dad's birthday before he was taken to the Theatre. Our table was booked for 12:30 and we had a 3 course meal and were out of the door by 13:45. The al la carte menu had a good selection and everything we ordered people were pleased with. The lamb was delicious and the although the chocolate soup was probably too big a portion for how rich it was, it was a nice problem to have. Done as part of the 50% off menu, it was definitely a good choice and if the offer was on again worth a repeat visit."
    dined on 28/06/2014
  • "Unfortunatly they had run out of three items on the menu but we were only told this after we ordered. Service was very slow, food dry and cold, also they started moving tables and bringing rubbish through the restaurant whilst we were still eating! Never again"
    dined on 28/06/2014
  • "My girlfriend and I went for dinner on a Saturday evening and the food was well presented and cooked, the staff was friendly and helpful and the atmosphere along the 3 floors was great. Definetly we will be back"
    dined on 28/06/2014
  • "The current deal at Cafe des Amis is great value - 50% off the a la carte menu (providing you have two courses), with a free bottle of wine (and the wine was good)."
    dined on 28/06/2014
  • "Went for a meal to celebrate my son's 30th birthday. Have been to this restaurant a couple of times before and have never been disappointed. We got offer with free bottle of wine and 50% off! without this it would have been expensive. Would recommend using when there is an offer."
    dined on 27/06/2014
  • "Enjoyed a two course meal before theatre all within an hour!"
    dined on 26/06/2014
  • "Good for what it is, but a little crammed and the drinks are very expensive"
    dined on 29/03/2014
  • "Took a friend who used to come here a long time ago which was fun WC"
    dined on 20/06/2014
  • "The service was very good as much as the food. We will definitely come back soon :)"
    dined on 26/06/2014
  • "Café des Amis has become our favourite meeting place. This time we had the 50% off à la carte with a bottle of wine: outstanding. We have always enjoyed the special set lunch menu but this was in a different league: truly delicious and not much more expensive. Really worth it!"
    dined on 26/06/2014
  • "is always a reliable, elegant venue with great food. The opentable 50% plus free wine deal also made it excellent value."
    dined on 25/06/2014
  • "cafe des amis in covent garden is perfectly places for lunch or dinner if you are in and around covent garden, and particularly if you are going to the theatre. a new menu since i wa last there, not overly large but a nice choice. the wine list as well, not large but adequate, and with all wines by the bottle or the glass. with the offers they do, particularly the 50% off food, it is really good value."
    dined on 25/06/2014
  • "9 of us had the set lunch menu . Great value and very good cooking. Nice wine list too."
    dined on 25/06/2014