Le Deuxieme
Le Deuxieme

Le Deuxieme

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ledeuxieme.com/
  • Phone: 02073790033
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Modern European
  • Executive Chef: Tony Howorth
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Late Night

Getting there

  • Public Transit:
    Le Deuxieme is situated one minute from Covent Garden Tube Station.
  • Parking: No
A word from Le Deuxieme
Le Deuxième restaurant in London's Covent Garden offers light, imaginative modern European cooking in cool, elegant, contemporary surroundings. Sitting in the calm interior of Le Deuxième, you'll hardly believe that the noise and crowds of Covent Garden are just metres away from you. The understated colour scheme of beige and mushroom combine with subtle lighting to produce an intimate atmosphere that's just right for business meals and romantic dinners. These natural colours make the confident cooking the star of the show. As Le Deuxième is set in London's West End, you would be a brilliant planner to make supper at Le Deuxième part of an evening's entertainment at the theatre or opera. If you're seeking sustenance later in the evening, Le Deuxième is a perfect choice, too, as last orders are at midnight and there's plenty of time.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerModern European
Le Deuxieme reviews from OpenTable diners
510 reviews since 21 October 2013
Average Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambience3.8
    Value3.9
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
pre/post theatre (340)special occasions (188)business meals (177)fit for foodies (174)romance (120)outstanding value (92)sunday lunch (71)group bookings (63)good vegetarian options (43)brunch (22)child friendly (5)outdoor eating (4)disabled access (4)afternoon tea (2)Show More
  • reliably good service
    orielhVIP
    Dined on 17/10/2014
    The pre-theatre menu here is excellent value and there's a choice of good house wines at moderate prices. Highly recommended.
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  • Karen
    Dined on 16/10/2014
    I have eaten at Le Deuxieme on several occasions both at lunchtime and in the evening when going to The Donmar Warehouse. The food is consistently good, the flavours are always delicious. The staff are friendly and attentive. It can be quiet at lunchtime hence the 3 rather than 4 star review for ambience but this is a little gem in Covent Garden.
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    business meals, pre/post theatre, romance
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great French Restaurant!
    LadyToots1VIP
    Dined on 14/10/2014
    Le Deuxieme offers lovely surroundings and a great value menu. We went there for a re-union with friends and had a super time and everyone enjoyed the food. We took up the 3 courses and Kir Royale option for £29.50 and with a bottle of wine, water and a few coffees and service it worked out at c. £42 per head which is good going for Covent Garden. We will definitely be back!
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  • Looks don't live up to experience!
    Love2Eat
    Dined on 13/10/2014
    Restaurant ooks nice and romantic to dine in but we arrived at around 10 and were the last party left in the restaurant about half way through our meal which I don't mind but that's when staff started yelling things to each other, banging and just making lots of noise. It was not a pleasant atmosphere. The food was only ok, nothing special. They include a recommended 15% tip on the bill which we didn't pay and left a tip that we thought was more suited to our experience. Won't be returning or recommending
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  • Outstanding food, depressed waiter
    Jimbo
    Dined on 13/10/2014
    Took my wife here for a birthday treat, food was superb if a little pricey, but that wasn't an issue as it was for a special occasion, what was an issue was the lack of welcome, miserable service and general lack of atmosphere that left us wishing we hadn't bothered! Such a shame as possibly on another night if we had been served by someone with a bit of personality we would have had an altogether different experience.
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  • Special offer dinner
    AandS
    Dined on 12/10/2014
    I went for dinner witha group of friends and we had the three course meal and half a bottle of wine for £22.14. (Where they got that figure from I don't know). The food on the whole was good although one of the party who had the steak said it was chewy and not good. The service was good and With the offer I felt it was very good value for money.
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  • Great meal
    GxstVIP
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Very good food and a good choice of menu. Very good value.
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    fit for foodies, pre/post theatre
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  • Good, but, not great!
    Bardou
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We dined from the A la carte menu for dinner. Previous visits we have dined from the pre theatre menu. We have to say that the a la carte menu is heavily fish orientated whereby the pre theatre menus have in our opinion a better choice! Toilets need a bit of a refurbishment! Good restaurant all round but not quite michelline star!
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    pre/post theatre, special occasions
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  • hungry4sustenanceVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Restaurant was very quiet. Only two other tables while we were there. 15% service charge was eye-watering, and not really deserved. Sent back the creme brulee because the texture and the taste were slightly off.
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    pre/post theatre
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  • Great food, great value
    MusicandFoodlover
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Lovely meal pre opera on Sunday later afternoon, very good value for London, would definitely go back.
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    fit for foodies, pre/post theatre
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  • Always Good
    FoodLover
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    We've dined here many times and on this occasion took friends who were up from Devon. Food and service excellent as alway. I still say this is one of the best restaurants in Covent Garden.
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Great find
    GxstVIP
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    Great restaurant with wide range of food choices. I was there with 5 friends and we were all very happy with the quality of the food.
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    fit for foodies, pre/post theatre
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  • An exceptional restaurant
    thebear
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    Excellent food and wine in a quiet environment and very attentive service. exceptional value particularly if you ask for the Kir Royale menu
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  • Pre theatre dinner
    Chas
    Dined on 30/9/2014
    easy to book, with special Open Table set menu was excellent value. Good service, attentive but not intrusive. Overall a good choice.
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    pre/post theatre, special occasions
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  • AndyVIP
    Dined on 28/9/2014
    My husband and I went to Sunday lunch at Le Deuxieme - good value at £22. including half a bottle of wine. However, the restaurant has no ambience. The food was alright and the service good.. On a busy sunny Sunday afternoon it should have been much busier than it was.
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  • porto
    Dined on 28/9/2014
    waitress possibly had a bad day. Not very friendly and pushy for the orders.food OK but quite salty and greasy sauces.
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  • Really good value
    BirminghamAnn
    Dined on 27/9/2014
    We booked here after it was recommended by a family member as we were going to the Opera House & it said on the website that is was really close by. It was full when we arrive at about 6pm. There is a cheaper pre-theatre menu on offer although we had to ask for this menu. It was limited but very good value. Service was swift as they are obviously used to dealing with pre-theatre bookings. The restaurant is only about 100 metres away so really convenient too. Would recommend if you want a reasonably priced meal with easy access to the OH.
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    brunch, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance
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  • Pre Ballet
    Goodfoodie3
    Dined on 25/9/2014
    We had a delicious meal, good service, and we never felt rushed even though it was very busy. Handy for a variety of theatres
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  • good service
    missie
    Dined on 20/9/2014
    We were made welcome - sadly, there were only three other tables occupied when we were there (Saturday afternoon) so a bit lacking in atmosphere, but we chatted with the couple at the next table, so we made our own atmosphere!
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    group bookings, pre/post theatre
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  • Good value pre - theatre
    Gourmet
    Dined on 19/9/2014
    I had an excellent starter soup. The food is good and reasonably priced if you take the pre-theatre menu. The staff are friendly and quick with service.I have used it several times before the theatre.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice understated meal
    eatingscheating
    Dined on 18/9/2014
    We booked the three course top table meal which was great value. The food was tasty and the portion size was good. Would recommend
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    business meals, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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  • Understated quality
    Gannet
    Dined on 15/9/2014
    Slightly off the beaten track at the east end of Longacre, Le Deuxieme is a small, smart French restaurant serving pretty, interesting and tasty dishes. They seem particularly polished with their seafood. The atmosphere is refined but understated. The service friendly and efficient. They seem well prepared for the pre theatre crowd and are well placed if your theatre is in the Drury Lane area. Prices are quite reasonable, the only quibble being the 15% service charge, reminding you that you are still close to Covent Garden and all the tourists.
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    afternoon tea, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good again
    Pedro
    Dined on 13/9/2014
    The atmosphere of the restaurant is warm and inviting and high standards of decor and cleanliness are maintained. Coming slightly late or early for a reserved table is never (apparently) a problem and the staff are welcoming and efficient. The food is outstanding and the wine list is extensive. A great location
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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  • Hits the spots
    Salpeppa
    Dined on 13/9/2014
    First time trying this French themed resto. Excellent welcome with knowledge of our OpenTable special offer request. The pleasant Kir Royale which was part of the deal could have done with a soupçon more cassis. A good menu with plenty of choice for the special offer menu, rather than the two of each course more often seen. A little over the top with the salt (the bacon in the sautéed potatoes especially so) but very nicely cooked and presented. A reasonably priced wine list to go with the meal. Excellent service, friendly not overly so. One of my biggest gripes in restaurants is seeing a waiter serve to a table and then return to the kitchen passing other tables with empties to remove and ignoring them. Not here. Nice clean toilet handwash
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    fit for foodies, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reunion lunch for four
    Ladywholunches
    Dined on 13/9/2014
    Our reunion lunch was a great success. The restaurant is spotless and the staff very friendly. No musak!! There was another larger group in when we arrived but the noise level was OK. If all tables ahd been occupied it might have been hard to hear. We had the three course lunch with coffee. There was a good choice of dishes, it was well-cooked and presented. Overall we thought it great value for money, and there was no problem with our staying for three hours.
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  • Le Deuxieme is First Class
    CharlesG
    Dined on 12/9/2014
    Enjoyed a meal with a business contact at Le Deuxieme the other day. Prompt, attentive service. Good choice, and good choices. Quiet midday, but that was great.
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Experience
    Hawkesey
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Romantic dinner for two with my wife, whole experience was sublime, lovely atmosphere, prompt and efficient service from very friendly staff, food excellent and a reasonable cost for what you are getting
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    pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food but expensive
    foodie
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    I've been here many times, usually early evening using a special offer and have always been impressed. However, this must recent experience wasn't as good, we had a table at 8pm. Once seated we had to ask for the menu, then we had to ask again for wine menu, it seemed pretty ad hoc service and the restaurant wasn't even that busy. My friend and I decided we only wanted one course and a glass of wine each rather than the 3 courses with wine from the set menu or which I'd booked, when the bill came this was much more expensive than the offer. If I go again I'll make sure I go earlier in the evening and only dine on the offer / set menu!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Early dinner after matinee. Food pretty bland - not cooked with love.
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  • Excellent lunch
    mrsfussy
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Excellent lunch. Wide menu choice, good portion size, perfectly cooked, not too 'clever' ie we didn't have to ask the meaning of ingredients and the combinations on each dish worked well. It was nice to be able to sit and talk without being deafened by surrounding noise. Would recommend it to anyone.
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  • bunter
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    Wonderful food. Good atmosphere. Maitre d could be more in evidence in support of his charming waitress. Waiter less charming.
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    romance, special occasions
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  • Great views and fantastic food
    abexplorer
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    We had a lovely meal at Le Deuxieme. The menu gave a good variety of dishes and the view of the Thames really added to the evening. Thank you.
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    romance, special occasions
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  • Excellent again
    foxinthebox
    Dined on 31/8/2014
    We made a last minute booking and the place did not let us down. Food superb and service excellent. 3 course meal with wine is great value. Will return.
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    outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • late post theatre
    Donaa
    Dined on 30/8/2014
    Despite it being late post theatre the service & food were very good. No rush when we were last in ( fortunately noisy table left) good deal on 3 courses & glass if Kir.
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    fit for foodies, group bookings, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely evening with friends
    janny
    Dined on 28/8/2014
    Le Deuxieme hasn't let us down - their food is excellent and there is an extensive wine list. The three course set menu with a kir is good value and our vegetarian had a good choice of dishes too. We'll come again!
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    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediocre Meal
    delicieuxVIP
    Dined on 24/8/2014
    We'd eaten in Le Deuxième several times on the Sunday fixed price menu and were always previously very satisfied, however, on our last visit not only had the price gone up but the quality had gone down noticeably. In addition, we spotted that some food had been splashed on wall next to our table; it had clearly happened some time ago as it was dried on. Not a good impression at all. In my opinion, the Sunday menu is no longer a good deal and I would go elsewhere as there are far better options available within two minutes' walk.
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    group bookings, Sunday lunch
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  • Post-theatre visit.
    Dinnerman
    Dined on 23/8/2014
    Arrived at 10.30 p.m and really enjoyed freshly cooked dishes from a well balanced menu with excellent attentive service. Will certainly make return visit.
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  • Excellent find in a great location
    PSW1
    Dined on 22/8/2014
    Great food and excellent service. Surprisingly quiet but we were quite early, pre- theatre.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum!
    TinyGourmet
    Dined on 19/8/2014
    Food beautifully presented and delicious. Wine was excellent. Waiter was friendly and attentive. The only negative was a lack of music!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dead as a dodo
    moogie
    Dined on 18/8/2014
    We went on a Monday night, which is often quieter than other nights but we were the only people there for most of the meal, and there is no music in the restaurant...tumbleweed moment! The service was good throughout and not too intrusive. But the food was varied. The starter of souffle was a nice taste and the sauce very cheesy. The entire main of sea trout and aubergine was very very oily. I left all of my vegetables as they were just inedible. The fish was cooked well. I wouldn't have had mash as a side had I known the meal would be so greasy. Dessert of summer pudding was fine, but didn't blow me away. For £30 with a Bellini the value wasn't bad, but there are other places doing this much better and sometimes cheaper.
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