Gauthier Soho
Gauthier Soho

Gauthier Soho

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.gauthiersoho.co.uk/
  • Phone: 02074943111x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 12:00 - 14:15

    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 18:30 - 22:15
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary French, French
  • Executive Chef: Alexis Gauthier & Gerard Virolle
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Fireplace, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wine
  • Catering: Bring the magic of Gauthier Soho to your home. Outside catering available for private cocktails or full seating diner. Enquire at the restaurant on +442074943111

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Piccadily Circus & Leicester Square Tube Stations.
  • Parking: Public Car Park
  • Parking Details: NCP Chinatown and NCP Soho are both 5 minutes walk from the restaurant.
A word from Gauthier Soho
Having earned a star within a year of opening Gauthier Soho, Alexis Gauthier is described by Zagat guide as "...one of the Best New French food destinations in London...". With an emphasis on vegetables in all dishes, Alexis provides a seasonal tasting menu with the best possible ingredients (British where possible) for omnivores and a vegetable option, as well as an A la Carte and lunch option. All served in a chic Soho Townhouse where the staff really make you feel special. There are also five private dining rooms for parties of all sizes.
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Gauthier Soho reviews from OpenTable diners
457 reviews since 21 May 2014
Average Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambience4.3
    Value4.3
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasions (336)fit for foodies (273)romance (272)business meals (151)good vegetarian options (128)outstanding value (102)pre/post theatre (74)sunday lunch (27)group bookings (25)brunch (15)afternoon tea (4)outdoor eating (3)child friendly (3)disabled access (2)Show More
  • Best lunch in town
    Rajie63VIP
    Dined on 16/9/2014
    I wanted to find an interesting lunch venue around Soho to meet up with an old friend. What can I say? Gauthier Soho up there with the best. We opted for the 2 course set lunch with wine pairing. The service and friendliness of staff were excellent. The 2 course lunch was accompanied by some lovely amuses bouches, a palate cleanser, some exceptional wines and some delightful chocolates with the coffee. It felt as though we had almost eaten a mini menu degustation and it was only the fact that we were so full that we couldn't manage a dessert. Every detail was spot on: The variety of breads (of which we were offered plenty), the decor and ambience and as mentioned, the staff who could not have been more friendly yet not intrusive. Chapeau!
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  • A fabulous meal
    CityliteVIP
    Dined on 13/9/2014
    Another excellent experience at Gauthier. Service was exceptional, food nd wine was divine.
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    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, outstanding value, romance, special occasions
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  • One of the best lunch in my life
    Supers
    Dined on 13/9/2014
    This is the 2nd time visit of this restaurant (1st time was dinner), and I feel here is one of the best restaurant for me. For lunch, there is 25GBP 3 course, it was really worth trying. The service is just amazing. Not only 3 course menu, they provided us 2 type of small plate before starter, many kind of bread (more than 6 variety), small jelly before dessert, and small chocolate after dessert. And, the all staff is very kind. Food quality is also very very good. The starter's Foie Gras is especially delicious. But, other main course or dessert are also excellent. For me, this is the best restaurant in London even though I've already gone many famous restaurants.
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    business meals, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Nothing is too much to ask for
    gfdiner
    Dined on 13/9/2014
    I've eaten here since it was Lindsay House and run by Richard Corrigan. It is a lovely house and a wonderful restaurant. The ambience is charming, relaxed and edgy enough to be interesting. But above all, the service. The service is just great. It is the best in London. The staff are perfectionists with every attention to detail and yet also relaxed and accommodating. I ate gluten free with no problem and could have almost anything on the menu. It was a delight.
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    good vegetarian options
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing experience
    BonnyB
    Dined on 12/9/2014
    Came for lunch on Friday having been highly recommended to visit. The service from start to finish was attentive but never intrusive, the tasting menu was divine and beautifully balanced, my highlight was the beautifully cooked fois gras with elderflower crisp and apple ahich was delicious and amazing that the elderflower flavour cut through the richness of the fois gras. We asked for a recommended wine, the dry tokay was great however we didn't like the recommended red which was replaced without a question. My only thought is that has we tasted the wines before they were served this could have been avoided. Thanks again for a great lunch, we will be back soon!!
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    business meals, fit for foodies, outstanding value, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • absolute perfect, great ambiance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    What an experience . It was truly a lust for the eye and mouth. The restaurant chef and his staff have an eye for every detail , including the ambianceA
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    good vegetarian options, romance
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  • Quality & Value exceptional
    Richard
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Gauthier is a fantastic restaurant. The two tasting menus are always an excellent showcase of the kitchen's talents in taste and cooking. Everything is always cooked perfectly. The vegetable options are really exciting too, where the vegetable is the main appeal of the dish. The service is always exceptional, attentive, and attuned to your individual needs. The sommelier is also excellent and makes great suggestions for individual dishes or for across a few dishes. Most wines are old world, but always include some really interesting varieties that challenge your preconceptions of grape variety. The price is also very competitive and delivers quality for a price rarely seen in London.
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    good vegetarian options, outstanding value
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  • Wonderful tasting menu
    Chris
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    We enjoyed a wonderful tasting menu with paired wine - fabulous service and food
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    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    Great meal, great experience, great service. Truly enjoyed it, highly recommended for locals or visitors in London.
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    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful food
    robfoodVIP
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    Dining at Gauthier Soho is special and the food consistently good. On this occasion we had the summer tasting menu and it was absolutely delcious. A nice touch is that still or sparkling water is offered so, unlike other top class restaurants, you don't end up paying a lot for bottled water. The wine list is extensive but not cheap, which isn't surprising for a restaurant of this quality. The service is attentive and friendly. We have been several times and rate the food as possibly the best in London. The truffle risotto is my favourite dish of all time.
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    romance, special occasions
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  • Another fantastic meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    Thanks again to Gauthier Soho for another outstanding meal accompanied with the perfect service. We visited for our wedding anniversary and have to say a huge thank you to Marco and co for a fantastic evening.
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    fit for foodies, outstanding value, romance
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  • Great food, wine and value
    cheeseninja
    Dined on 30/8/2014
    Absolutely brilliant meal we had at Gauthier, we had the 2 for 1 offer and hence the it was extraordinarily value for money! The wine / tea pairing with each courses were absolutely amazing, and service was attentive yet not intrusive. We were lucky to get a room for four of us to ourselves too!
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    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, outstanding value, romance, special occasions
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  • lunch at Gauthier
    GGTTVIP
    Dined on 30/8/2014
    Excellent service and excellent food! This time In particular we were very happy with the vegetarian tasting menu. Fair price for outstanding food: tasty but at the same time light.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, romance, special occasions
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  • Great food, poor service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 27/8/2014
    I had visited Gauthier previously and had been impressed, however this time, our experience was decidedly average. A series of poor service elements really detracted from the excellent food. From the lack of wine list when we were given the menus, to having to ask twice before it was brought over, to being told the champagne we wanted was not on the menu, and the under sommelier couldn't describe the replacement because he it had only just arrived that morning and he "did not know the words in English". The waitress missed my glass and poured water all over my hand and the table and finally, when my husband tried to order some wine, he was told by the waiter he was "too busy"! Overall, the service was quite farcical but food quite nice.
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  • Amazing food but no atmosphere
    Blosslovesfood
    Dined on 27/8/2014
    We went for the lunch menu which I think is exceptional value! £40 for 3 courses, 2 glasses of wine, a glass of champagne, coffee and petit fours. The food was absolutely amazing, is was really yummy french fine dining done very well. Unfortunately we didnt feel like the rest of experience mirrored the "fine dining" promise. We were sat near the window and the construction outside was ridiculously loud, in the end I had to ask to move tables to which the waiter gave me a puzzled look. He then proceeded to let a young girl about 7 years old serve us, clearing our plates and serving our food. Some would have found it endearing, we however did not. This was not what we expected from a michelin star restaurant.
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  • Superb cooking
    Spudlover
    Dined on 26/8/2014
    Booked 2 for 1 dining offer for our wedding anniversary and chose the 8 course tasting menu. Each course was superb in its own way, but favourites were foie gras starter, Charolais beef fillet, and truffle risotto. Great service as usual. Only complaint: the flower arrangements - I am allergic to lilies...
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    business meals, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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  • does not need much to do better
    john
    Dined on 26/8/2014
    reservation efficient with a good follow up. you get the table you asked for. the decor is really average I would even say not much to talk about. the reception and service also, polite, efficient but uninterested with somesmall errors. the food is above average and quite creative with some very delicate sauces, but a main dish of ravioli with ONE ravioli, come on! bread uneatable, and the plates are supposed to be cleaned underneath also.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 23/8/2014
    Really outstanding food - a very thoughtful and well designed tasting menu which was a total joy from start to finish. Lots of standout dishes but in particular the truffle risotto was incredible. As well as amazing food the service was brilliant - we took friends for a birthday lunch and we were really made to feel special. This is currently my favourite restaurant in London; ahead of Dinner, Dabbous (though I love it there too) and Story.
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    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, romance, special occasions
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  • Great offer
    Pete
    Dined on 23/8/2014
    We took up the special 2 for 1 offer on the 'Gout du Jour' 8 course menu, which made excellent value for the Gauthier food and presentation quality. A thoroughly enjoyable meal with attentive but not fussy service.
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    special occasions
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  • Fantastic
    steve
    Dined on 22/8/2014
    Lunchtime tasting menu was superb and amazing value.
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  • Fatastic!
    Rabo
    Dined on 21/8/2014
    We had the tasting menu, 8 courses, normally £75, at a 2-for-1 deal. Everything was utterly wonderful. Every course was exactly the right size and bursting with flavour. I wish I was rich and could eat here all the time.
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  • What an amazing dinner!
    FabioVIP
    Dined on 21/8/2014
    We had an absolutely fantastic dinner at Gauthier. We went for the 8 course tasting menu and the food was outstanding. The place itself is cosy and intimate, perfect for couples. The best part is that the service is not only extremely professional and friendly but also unpretentious - which is pretty rare for a Michelin-starred restaurant in central London! I would not hesitate to recommend this place and will most certainly come back.
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    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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  • Superb food, and affordable
    bendine
    Dined on 20/8/2014
    We had the 3 course lunch menu with 2 glasses of wine selected to match the meal. There were also 2 amuse-bouches, a between course palette-cleanser and petit fours to finish. There were 3 or 4 choices for each course, an excellent selection of breads was offered throughout the meal, and tap water provided (free) as a matter of course. The service was professional, attentive, but not stuffy, and the meal was well paced. But the main attraction was the quality of the food, which was clearly worth the Michelin star rating. All the dishes we had were excellent. Good ingredients, beautifully cooked, and combined with flair. We will certainly be going back!
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    fit for foodies, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    LondonPaulVIP
    Dined on 19/8/2014
    As always just great - tremendous food and service
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  • Superb
    HoorayHenry
    Dined on 16/8/2014
    A warm welcome-unusual in London! Great service. Fantastic food. A lovely dining ambiance. Excellent value set menus.
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    good vegetarian options, outstanding value, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A wonderful experience
    CityliteVIP
    Dined on 16/8/2014
    Excellent service, food and wine choices makes this restaurant a firm favourite. The extras such as free water, a fabulous bread selection and the wonderful petite fours mean that I return every month.
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    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gauthier 16-08-14
    MUCHA
    Dined on 16/8/2014
    Gauthier for lunch on Saturday 16-08-14 was as superb as ever. Sevice and food were impeccable. well done again!
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  • Extra special
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 15/8/2014
    We went for a special occasion and were delighted with our choice. We all had the tasting menu, which was mostly made up of our favourite dishes, foie gras, scallops, beef, a chocolate dessert to name a few highlights. The wine was also fantastic. Service was friendly and attentive as you would expect from such a venue. Will go back.
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    fit for foodies, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and service again
    MikeR
    Dined on 15/8/2014
    Always consistent food and service and fantastic value for lunch. new summer menu introduces new dishes and ideas and was excellent. Staff cannot do enough and are effiicient and friendly
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    business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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  • Excellent
    HelenM
    Dined on 13/8/2014
    This is the second time I have dined at Gautier and it was just as good as the first time. Delicious food, beautifully presented by friendly and attentive staff. One of our party is vegetarian and this tasting menu also looked delicious. Because the restaurant was busy our party of four was seated in a little wine annex. It was lovely having the space to ourselves! The restaurant was very accommodating with respect to both changing the number of guests and pushing back the reservation time. No complaints. I would definitely come back again.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gauthier Soho
    CBO88
    Dined on 12/8/2014
    Went for the tasting menu, thoroughly enjoyed it !
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  • Excellent food
    diningout
    Dined on 12/8/2014
    Our 3rd visit. The food and food service was excellent & but I felt that the drinks service left a little to be desired. I wanted a French wine by the glass. There were 5 or 6 to choose from and I asked the sommelier to recommend a french wine that was similar to a Sauvignon Blanc. The wine that arrived was very unlike a Sauvignon Blanc and I asked to change it as I disliked it very much. This was done but I was made to feel slightly awkward. I was brought a Sauvignon Blanc to replace it but it was taken away before I had finished it, which was disappointing as I'd been saving the last few sips to finish my meal. Lighting needs to be dimmed for evening dining to create ambience. Very picky but we've had better!
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  • Simply the best
    Lovetomunch
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    This is honestly the best meal I have ever had in my life. Everything about the experience was perfect from start to finish . The location, staff (all staff from commis waitress to assistant manger were so friendly whilst being professional). The food was outstanding and I can understand why it doesn't have a Michelin star as I have eaten at Michelin star restaurants with lower quality! It is not cheap but I believe it does represent value for money as it's an experience not just a meal. The tasting menu was fantastic and we will be back when next in london .
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    romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Menu concept
    DarkMe
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Gauthier Soho operates a "choose what you want and when" menu, which is very accommodating to folk with food restrictions. That said, the meat courses were just superbly cooked, and the pasta dishes's sauces were hard to fault. Desserts were a little artistic, but did not suffer in the taste department. It's a sit side-by-side not opposite type restaurant and so is perfect if you have a ridiculously-hot girlfriend of whom you find it difficult keeping yours hands off. Sadly the polite ambience (not a fault) does engender a somewhat covert approach to said groping.
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  • FAB
    malinoVIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    I love Gauthier Soho and have been for lunch and dinner many times. Their lunches are very good value for money and the food amazing. I highly recommend Gauthier Soho to anyone who wants good food with excellent service!
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    business meals, fit for foodies, outstanding value, special occasions
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  • I love Gauthier
    anono
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I'm vegetarian and I love this place. Gauthier shows you how good vegetables can be. Everything was exemplary. My carnivorous companion thought so too, even of the veg dishes. The extras are also fantastic here - amuse geules leave you wanting more; bread and butter so good it deserves to be a course in its own right. Service is attentive, enthusiastic and knowledgable, never intrusive. Interesting and comprehensive wine list with a super selection by the glass. Seats near the door are exposed to the frenetic stairs traffic of FOH staff serving 3 floors. I'm looking for faults here. It's pricey - but those gnocchi that were more herbal than herbs were worth it.
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  • Perfect venue
    Samuel
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    This is a gem of a restaurant in busy Soho, just ring the bell to enter this peaceful haven! Only the freshest of food is on the menu, chose any combination from five courses listed, then just sit and enjoy the delicous, beautifully presented and cooked food, matched by an impressive wine list. Impeccable service. Highly recommended.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top class food; highly recommended.
    drjohnlondon
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Three old friends lunching together, we had the 8 course tasting menu and not a course disappointed. Excellent and unobtrusive service. It's well worth a browse of the wine list online before your visit. It's formidable in size and - like so many places at this end of the dining spectrum in London - it's very easy to pick a splendid wine if you have deep pockets. There is, though, some very good drinking even for those of us without a City bonus.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply outstanding
    MikeR
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I have taken many clients to Gauthier with the same reaction. This is just an excellent restaurant where the lunchtime menu changes every couple of weeks and reflects seasonal ingredients. I am full of praise for Alexis Gauthier and the team who work together to ensure a brilliant dining experience with good food, excellent and often unusual wine and attentive and friendly service
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    business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • What a great restaurant!
    Takanori
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Perfect French cuisine, a kind and polite service, decent atmosphere, and reasonable price!! This restaurant is the highest. I would like to go.
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    child friendly, disabled access, outstanding value, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.