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Le Deuxieme

4.2
4.2
5458 Reviews
£26 to £40
Modern European
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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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4.2
4.2 based on all time ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.0Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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  1. AH

    A5H13Y

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 8 November 2014

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Unfortunately it was the restaurants last night in service, the kitchen & staff were on top form non the less, very amicable individuals & hugely helpful towards the less abled customers on the table beside us. The food was lovely & we had a great night.

  2. S

    Sparrow

    Surrey

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 8 November 2014

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Booked for 6.15pm after going to a show (Saturday matinee) with my husband. Service was very efficient although our waiter could have been a bit more friendly. The decor is smart and modern in style. The ambience is generally good, but the tables are too close together. The people on the tables either side of us were rather noisy, which was rather disappointing as I particularly asked for a quite part of the restaurant. We both had main course of haddock, which was was absolutely delicious - best we have even tasted. With fewer tables and more friendly waiter it would have been perfect. Would still go again though as the food was excellent.

  3. C

    Chereyl

    London

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 8 November 2014

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Everything here makes for a restaurant that one would return to often except for the staff who are unsmiling and not particularly glad one is there.

  4. AM

    AMCG20

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 8 November 2014

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    This was a superb meal and great value. The Kir Royale was changed to a drink of our choice with no fuss whatsoever. The choices were extensive and the portions were huge . The service was pleasant and fast although we needed to eat and head to the theatre , we never felt rushed . This was easily the best pre-theatre meal in covent garden for a long time. I would recommend this without reservation!!!!!

  5. k

    kitty

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 5 November 2014

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Quite a small restaurant and decor nothing special however the food was very good. They were slow to take our order as the staff were busy clearing and setting other tables but no problems after that. Waiting staff pleasant and polite. Very convenient for Covent Garden area but away from the main hustle and bustle which we liked. Would eat there again when I'm in London.

  6. t

    thebear

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 4 November 2014

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Quiet comfortable surroundings and attentive service. The Kir Royale menu is the one to ask for

  7. J

    Jazzer

    South Wales

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 November 2014

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    We had a meal here on 2 November. We ate from the pre Theatre menu which was not huge but this was to be expected. However, the quality of the food was excellent and the portions more than adequate. Service was also excellent. This was by far the best pre-theatre meal we have had in London. We will definitely go back to experience food from the main menu. Highly recommended.

  8. BI

    BIGFELLOW

    Los Angeles

    27 reviews

    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on 2 November 2014

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    As always a very pleasant experience. My food was well cooked and presented. Some aspects of the service could have been a little sharper.

  9. LJ

    LeJules

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 31 October 2014

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The crayfish risotto is amazing! Kind and attentive staff. Menu is nice and varied and definitely good value.its the kind of place you return to again and again.. I

  10. J

    Jelly

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 October 2014

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Very good food and excellent service - even opening a bottle of Sauternes to give us a glass because the one they sell by the glass was finished. A little busy with the pre-theatre crowd but calmed down once they had left. Only quibble was that the lavatories need refurbishing and slightly let down this otherwise excellent restaurant.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 October 2014

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We booked a pre-theatre set menu here and were very impressed. The service was top notch and really quick without rushing us which is what you need pre-theatre. We were particularly impressed when our desserts and bill arrived within moments of being ordered as curtain up got closer. The food itself was delicious modern European with interesting choices beautifully presented. We'll be back, very good indeed.

  12. r

    reviewer

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 October 2014

    overall4food1service4ambience3

    After an excellent meal last time, this time two of us were well served but our guests had a poor experience - minute steak was tough and fatty, creme brûlées were poor, one over cooked and too solid, the other had separated and a new one was not cooked enough.

  13. B

    Bath2

    London

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 26 October 2014

    overall2food2service1ambience2

    Our waiter failed to make any attempt to connect with us. The restaurant was practically empty but he appeared tired and unengaged, merely going through the motions. Food was acceptable and in a different atmosphere would have been more enjoyable. An opportunity missed to gain a new customer.

  14. B

    Bubbles

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 October 2014

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    A lovely meal in a lively restaurant, good value too for central London. The restaurant is quite small but reasonable space between tables. Would certainly return.

  15. B

    Buckbeef

    London

    76 reviews

    4.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on 24 October 2014

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    I have dined here many times and the food is always of a very good standard. Fixed price menu is good value and offers a range that should suit everybody. Atmosphere can be a little flat, particularly in quiet times, but that is sometimes an advantage in Covent Garden. Service is always good, maybe not superslick, but always effective and friendly. Wine prices appear to be creeping up, although that may be a trend in the area. As one other reviewer commented, not sure that 15% service is warranted, more than in even in higher class restaurants. Look forward to visiting again and would, and have, recommended it to friends.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 October 2014

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    this is my second visit and everything was as good as first time. we had the set menu, excellent value for money, as was the New Zealand wine. when we arrived we said we are going to theatre and was on a time limit, service was as fast as we wanted it, so well done to all the staff and thank you.

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    orielh

    London

    50 reviews

    4.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on 17 October 2014

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    The pre-theatre menu here is excellent value and there's a choice of good house wines at moderate prices. Highly recommended.

  18. K

    Karen

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 October 2014

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    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.

  19. LT

    LadyToots1

    London

    136 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    136 reviews

    Dined on 14 October 2014

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    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!

  20. LE

    Love2Eat

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 October 2014

    overall2food3service2ambience1

    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

  21. J

    Jimbo

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 October 2014

    overall3food5service1ambience2

    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.

  22. AS

    AandS

    Essex

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 12 October 2014

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    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.

  23. G

    Gxst

    London

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on 11 October 2014

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Very good food and a good choice of menu. Very good value.

  24. B

    Bardou

    Kent

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 10 October 2014

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    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!

  25. h

    hungry4sustenance

    London

    21 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 5 October 2014

    overall2food2service2ambience1

    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.

  26. MF

    MusicandFoodlover

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 5 October 2014

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Lovely meal pre opera on Sunday later afternoon, very good value for London, would definitely go back.

  27. FL

    FoodLover

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 4 October 2014

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    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.

  28. G

    Gxst

    London

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on 4 October 2014

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    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.

  29. t

    thebear

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 3 October 2014

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Excellent food and wine in a quiet environment and very attentive service. exceptional value particularly if you ask for the Kir Royale menu

  30. C

    Chas

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 September 2014

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    easy to book, with special Open Table set menu was excellent value. Good service, attentive but not intrusive. Overall a good choice.

  31. A

    Andy

    London

    89 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    89 reviews

    Dined on 28 September 2014

    overall2food3service3ambience2

    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.

  32. p

    porto

    London

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 28 September 2014

    overall3food3service2ambience3

    waitress possibly had a bad day. Not very friendly and pushy for the orders.food OK but quite salty and greasy sauces.

  33. BA

    BirminghamAnn

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 September 2014

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    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.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 September 2014

    overall3food4service4ambience4

    We had a delicious meal, good service, and we never felt rushed even though it was very busy. Handy for a variety of theatres

  35. m

    missie

    London

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 20 September 2014

    overall5food4service5ambience3

    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!

  36. G

    Gourmet

    London

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 19 September 2014

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    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.

  37. e

    eatingscheating

    London

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 18 September 2014

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We booked the three course top table meal which was great value. The food was tasty and the portion size was good. Would recommend

  38. G

    Gannet

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 15 September 2014

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    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.

  39. P

    Pedro

    Central Coast

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 13 September 2014

    overall5food3service4ambience5

    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

  40. S

    Salpeppa

    Surrey

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 13 September 2014

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    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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Le Deuxieme is rated 4.2 stars by 5458 OpenTable diners

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