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Le Deuxieme
Le Deuxieme

Le Deuxieme Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ledeuxieme.com
  • Email: info@ledeuxieme.com
  • Phone: 0207 379 0033
  • 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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerModern European
Diner Reviews
  • "Friendly and attentive service and very good food. Some of the tables are too close together for privacy in conversation. Enormous advantage is that the kitchen is open when the restaurant is ( not always the case) so it is excellent for a very late lunch, after meetings. The house wine recommendations are very good value."
    dined on 16/04/2014
  • "Another lovely meal at Le Deuxieme with friends and family. They never fail to please, with lovely food and good service. Loved the hake and kedgeree, starters were rich but delicious and desserts just right. I will inevitably return..."
    dined on 16/04/2014
  • "I have been coming to Le Deuxieme (and previously Magno's Brasserie) for at least 30 years and it has never disappointed - great value pre-theatre menu, although you need to be careful with the extras because they all mount up. Our set pre-theatre meal, £14.50, somehow with 1 glass of champagne and 1 glass of wine each came to a total of £81 for 2 people, but it was a lovely meal with very good service. I will definitely be going back."
    dined on 14/04/2014
  • "Booked last minute for the special (3 courses plus Kir) and experience was good. Good dishes offered (as opposed to some fixed price menus); fish main (both mine and dining companion) was a tad overcooked. The sticky toffee pudding was also a bit dry. Service very nice."
    dined on 12/04/2014
  • "The initial service was slow. It took us nearly 10 minutes to order drinks. At that time the maître 'd asked if we wanted to order. No--Lets start with drinks. After that the food and service was very good. Otherwise, up to the usual Deuxieme standard."
    dined on 11/04/2014
  • "Our starters were all delicious, loved the cheese soufflé. Main courses good too but the fish was slightly overcooked. The service was absolutely impeccable and the ambience very pleasant, not too noisy, tables well positioned. Its's a good choice for pre theatre. Expensive a la carte particularly with vegetables on the top."
    dined on 11/04/2014
  • "Le Deuxieme, for a complete change to many I try , exceeded my expectations. We went on a set lunch deal which not only had excellent choices that you really wanted to eat but also plenty of them so you didnt feel restricted at all, like so many set lunch menus. Thee quality of the food was top notch - all well cooked, really tasty and good portions. The restaurant is light and airy and feels upmarket yet laid back and relaxed. Excellent service topped off a fabulous lunch that didnt disappoint on any level. In fact the chef came out at the end and really impressed us with his vision of what he wanted the restaurant to be; where people really wanted to eat the food on the menu - he has acheived that. One of the best experiences we have had."
    dined on 29/03/2014
  • "We have been enjoying our dinner in this restaurant as food have been delicious and services excellent. We recommend to try toptable special offer on Sunday."
    dined on 06/04/2014
  • "we booked online for a pre theatre meal. the restaurant filled up very rapidly soon after our arrival. the food arrived quickly and the service was efficient and unfussy. we enjoyed both courses with a nice glass of house wine; however my risotto seemed tastier than my wife's chicken. people began to strip off so the room could have been better ventilated. we finished with the included cup of coffee then asked for the bill. we were quite happy to give a tip but felt trapped by the device of adding a 'discretionary' 15%. overall we enjoyed the dining experience and would recommend le deuxieme to friends."
    dined on 05/04/2014
  • "Went here for the first time for a Birthday meal after finding them on this website. The service was friendly and efficient, and the Maître D took time to talk to us as we left. However, the size of the portions was a little small (although the desserts made up for this!). My Dad's steak was a little luke warm, though it didn't spoil it too much (we didn't feel the need to say anything). "Optional" service charge at 15% was a little steep. This all sounds a little critical, but we did have a lovely meal and it felt special enough for my Birthday dinner. Would definitely go back and would recommend."
    dined on 04/04/2014
  • "lovely meal if somewhat hostile staff at time but food was perfection - and suitably priced."
    dined on 05/04/2014
  • "We didn't have the set pre theatre menu which looked wonderful valu We chose from the a la carte menu and it was excellent specially the double baked soufflé and the tarte rating Excellent service very quick .We were going to the theatre but it was all serviced in plenty of time I would highly recommend.Had been there a few times before but always had set menu. Nice to know that a la carte us also served quickly"
    dined on 04/04/2014
  • "Second visit for a pre-theatre meal. Staff can be relied upon to complete service in time for you to get to the theatre. Food was tasty and well presented. Service friendly and reasonably efficient. Good choices on the Top Table set menu. Four in party - all happy with their food."
    dined on 31/03/2014
  • "Recommended by a friend and lived up to their recommendation. Great food, great service, a very nice restaurant."
    dined on 30/03/2014
  • "We dined on the 3 course + Kir special in the evening. Choice of courses on this menu was pretty good - we opted to start with the duck salad and the cheese soufflé which were very good and something different. For mains we had the Sea trout and pork with a side of dauphinois, again tasted great, although a touch oily on the potatoes. Finally dessert was créme bruleé and chocolate mousse. I thought the mousse was quite heavy and probably the least nice of the courses - although the other half enjoyed the chocolateness of it. Prices of drinks weren't too bad - typical London prices in my opinion. The only downer I would say is that it was a cold evening and we were sat nearer the door which got chilly when opened."
    dined on 21/03/2014
  • "As always, excellent food and service.. A good start to an evening in the theatre."
    dined on 29/03/2014
  • "We had wanted to try Le Deuxieme for ages. The food was as good as the reviews suggest. The crispy Duck starter was lovely and our mains of the lamb and the liver were cooked perfectly, tender and succulent. The sweets were as good. The service was well organised and friendly if a little quick. The downside - the tables were so close together with barely enough room to squeeze between to get seated. We could not avoid hearing the detailed conversations on either side of us making any form of an intimate dining experience impossible. The tables were small - filled by just our dinner plates, vegetable side dishes (2) and glasses! I really wanted this to become one of our regular restaurants but not to be-a pity given the quality of the food."
    dined on 29/03/2014
  • "Enjoyed a late Saturday lunch. All the courses were delicious, especially the hake. The blackcurrant cheesecake was also divine."
    dined on 29/03/2014
  • "I have eaten here a few times and always enjoyed it. The prix fixe choice is very good and represents good value. The bill at the end was a little more than we'd expected but that was after wine, coffee and brandy! Superb location and very reliable food."
    dined on 28/03/2014
  • "Sunday night - 3 courses & half bottle of wine £20.14. Excellent value and very good food from the set menu. Plenty of choice and good service."
    dined on 23/03/2014
  • "Great Value if you get the set menu. Food is of a good standard; presented well and the wine selection is decent. Overall a great place for a bite to eat. Nothing spectacular but good across the board."
    dined on 23/03/2014
  • "A great dining experience both pre or post theatre. Pre theatre the food is served promptly but never feel rushed. Quality is always excellent. The cheese soufle delicious. Rissotto always great. Attentive but not intrusive service."
    dined on 22/03/2014
  • "We had a delightful dinner at Le Deuxieme on a Saturday evening. We all enjoyed the food and wine which was good quality and well presented. Service was excellent so overall worth recommending."
    dined on 22/03/2014
  • "This was really good. The food was lovely and the staff were friendly and efficient. Would definitely reccommend this place and go back."
    dined on 22/03/2014
  • "That says it all, really. Creative menu, excellent ingredients and cooking, friendly and attentive service without being pushy. Loved it."
    dined on 22/03/2014
  • "The food at Le Deuxieme comes so quickly that it is impossible to sit back, relax and enjoy either the company or the experience, perfect if you're in a hurry but we weren't. A pity as it has a very nice menu and well prepared and presented food."
    dined on 22/03/2014
  • "Visited Le Deuxieme with two friends. We ate from the set menu (£27.50 for 3 courses + a glass of Kir Royale). There was plenty of choice (4 or 5 per course). My starter and dessert were very good, but my main course was a bit of let-down (a bavette bordelais which was predominately onion). Would still recommend though as good value."
    dined on 21/03/2014
  • "it is very rare to rate a restaurant outstanding and I can't say there was anything to say this was. However we were very pleased with the meal which was for a special occasion for us and we were well looked after. If anything there was too much food but the quality was very good and excellent value for money."
    dined on 18/03/2014
  • "I have been to Le Deuxieme now on a number of occasions on the set Top Table menu which has loads of choice. Food is very good. Wine list is a bit pricey but there are good wines at the bottom end which don't break the bank and most is old world which is a benefit for me. Service is always very good. Although the restaurant is a bit bright and can seem a bit lacking in atmosphere it is generally always busy which makes for a good buzz."
    dined on 12/03/2014
  • "I was at Le Deuxième with three colleagues and we all enjoyed this dinner. Starters and main dishes were excellent. The £27 offer is a very good idea, and there is a lot of choice on the menu. Deserts were not at the same level than starters and main dishes, but they were good. Fish was excellent. The restaurant was quiet but not empty."
    dined on 19/03/2014
  • "This is a good place to take my clients. I find the food, service and ambience to be just what I need."
    dined on 29/01/2014
  • "I take my clients here for lunch regularly as the service, food and ambiance is good."
    dined on 17/03/2014
  • "This is a restaurant I'd heard of but never been to before. I've heard good things. My experience was lunch for two, midweek. The food was good. However the service was indifferent and disappointing: slightly distracted and often absent. Pleasant enough but I wouldn't return."
    dined on 18/03/2014
  • "Goog food and snappy service. just what you need pre theatre. Very convenient for ROH & Drury Lane. Tables for 2 a bit too close together for confidential/romantic conversations. Otherwise excellent."
    dined on 18/03/2014
  • "I like this restaurant a lot. It offers excellent food in a relaxed atmosphere with attentive service. Always difficult to choose from the options on offer."
    dined on 17/03/2014
  • "Three friends dined at Le Dieuxeme on a Saturday night. Upon arrival were shown to a nice table by the window which was a nice spot. The TopTable menu had a lot more options than usual set menus and we were torn by choice. Overall, all the dishes were delicious. My party was unanimous in how much we enjoyed the food. My only issue was the service charge at 15% I thought was too high. The service was good, but not exception so I thought 15% is pretty high for London - I would expect 10-12% and I prefer to set my own tip."
    dined on 15/03/2014
  • "In at 6pm, out by 7.20 for curtain up without fuss. Friendly efficient service, good food, decent selection of wines. Ideal pre-theatre spot. Good for business lunches as well."
    dined on 15/03/2014
  • "I had a friend come and stay with me that is from out side of London. We booked the restaurant last minute it was easy to reserve a table.. We were a little last - but the waiter wasnt phased and moved our reservation. The food was excellent quality and the wine was reasonably priced. Overall - very good and perfect location for after the theatre or shopping around Covent Garden. I will be going back soon!"
    dined on 13/03/2014
  • "Always have excellent food at Le Deuxieme. The crayfish risotto is one of the best items on the current menu. The service i attentive but not overbearing."
    dined on 15/03/2014
  • "The staff here made my partner's birthday a really special evening. The food and the ambiance were, as usual, wonderful. Haven't eaten here for over a year but glad to see the standard is still very high."
    dined on 15/03/2014