Le Garrick - Covent Garden

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2389 reviews
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Le Garrick Restaurant located in the middle of London's theatreland is an intimate French restaurant that's a favourite with theatrical types, business people and lovers of French cuisine. There is a homely restaurant at ground level, while at lower ground level the friendly bar/dining room has intimate nooks for romantic moments. Le Garrick's menu features classics and favourites of French bistro cooking, dishes like grilled entrecote with sauce poivre and pommes frites or lemon tarte with creme fraiche among the classic desserts. The two course prix fixe menu is a lifesaver pre-theatre. The entirely French wine list offers wines by the carafe as well as the bottle and glass. In an area that's chock-a-block with chain eateries, Le Garrick is a one-off.
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OG
London
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

A delightful lunch at a discreet table with nice food at a reasonable price. What more could one want!

S
London
30 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great lunch with an old friend, great service great foid superb wine

DO
London
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Le Carrick has good French food, and efficient and friendly service from charming young French people.

KP
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a fabulous pre theatre meal which was amazing value for brilliant classically French food. Loved the rustic vibes, have already recommended to friends and family!

GN
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place has real character, the food excellent and reasonably priced, service cheerful, quick and beautifully French-accented. So unless you're Nigel Farage, highly recommended. And who knows, it might even change YOUR mind Nigel. OK, probably not.

OT
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service
Great food
The real deal

KA
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Increadibly romantic restaurant! Amazing food and excellent service for a resonable price! Extremely satisfied! 10/10!!

SQ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The waiters where very keen! Maybe one per section rather than all of us asking us the same thing time after time. Good evening though!

AW
London
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were both really good. Would recommend the duck for the main course.

JC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely little table upstairs, tasty food and great service.

SM
London
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you team Le Garrick, it was lovely and very friendly!

G
Orlando
18 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful restaurant! Food was exceptional, the atmosphere totally charming. I recommend eating downstairs for the full authentic experience!

JW
London
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and the food was superb. Reasonably priced for London

A
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

We had a nice table outside, but the food and service were not very good. We were asked about five times if we were ready to order by the same waitress so we felt quite rushed. We got the bavette steak and you get what you pay for: a tiny, poor cut of fatty meat, with loads of fries. The waitress did the same thing with the dessert menu, gave it to us and expected us to order immediately. The only nice thing about this meal was the Prosecco, although if you are sitting outside the waitress will place the ice bucket underneath your table, which was quite bizarre to me...

M
London
66 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

A severely disappointing early evening family dinner. The seating was uncomfortable, the service too laid-back, and the food was for two of us, poor. The duck was overcooked, chewy and tasteless, and the burger was the worst I have had in many years. Mussels were good, though. We shall not be returning.

OT
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really friendly team, great menu and authentic French atmosphere

JE
Tampa
16 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

What a hidden gem. My husband wanted French food and I was lucky enough to find this place online. Walking by, it looks incredibly small but they have a large downstairs which in our opinion, was super cozy and charming. The food was great and the service was wonderful. I even left my brand new sunglasses there by accident, and they called me shortly after notifying me and held them for me. This would not happen at most places. Upstanding generous people!

ES
London
5 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Really nice honest French restaurant with excellent service and a great and fairly-priced (for central London) wine list!

EH
London
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always come when I’m in London. Excellent food and service!!

v
London
4 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Not a great start because only one starter was brought out (and it was a trifle cold) the wine had also not arrived. I sent the cold starter back and requested that a fresh one be brought along with the missing starter and the wine. Duly done with profuse apologies. Starters were good as were the main courses. We shared a dessert which was OK but nothing special, tarte au citron. I'm aware that the place was full and that we had a new waitress but I would still expect better service from the start. It won't stop us going again because it's a good, reasonably priced little bistro very close to Leicester Square tube so really very convenient.

MP
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great for pre-theatre.

IF
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Brilliant experience
We normally go to one of the Italian chains of restaurants so this was a lovely change
We did main course and desserts from the pre Theatre menu comma however we had a fondue as a starter which made the meal very special
A real treat quite expensive but worth every penny

TL
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Steaks were ok, limited choice though.
The burger was undercooked so sent it back.
What came back from the kitchen was even more undercooked. So I left the restaurant hungry. Desserts were good quality but a little overpriced. Beers were expensive. Underwhelming all round. No apology from the manager for the burger which would have made up for it. The staff just hid as I left... and considering I’d settled the bill for x8 people (~£250) that was a bit weak. While serving they were friendly though.

E
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great, as always
Attentive staff, knowledgeable without being obtrusive

EL
London
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Excellent food and perfect ambiance! The service could be improved.

A
London
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very friendly place. Good food and nice staff. Recommended

AM
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a delicious meal, with great service, and a very French ambiance. I would definitely recommend, and hope to go again!

BO
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Probably the best pre/post-theatre value in London.

M
London
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Thoroughly enjoyed this very pleasant restaurant, staff were warm and inviting and service was really good.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere the service was excellent

HL
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Me and my mum had the best meal here at the weekend. The food was delicious! My mum had the fish of the day and commented on how fresh it was. The waiters are just wonderful and really made us feel welcome. Could not fault it and we will definitely be back in the future.

b
London
87 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Le Garrick is a long time favourite of ours and never disappoints. Post EU Referendum there has been a noticeable turnover of staff but the level of service has not deteriorated. On this occasion, the highlight of our meal was the special main "Blanquette de Veau", slow-cooked veal served in a creamy sauce. I normally don't go for creamy sauces but this was enjoyable. We didn't take a dessert, which seem a little over-priced, but enjoyed our change of red wine.

AJ
London
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great time

BR
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We booked Le Garrick for lunch as part of my Birthday trip to London. We sat upstairs, which we felt was best for lunch, with downstairs, we thought, providing a more intimate evening venue in this very typically French restaurant. We were made welcome by the very friendly staff and there was a homely, intimate and relaxed atmosphere where we easily struck up conversations with other diners and the staff. The food was excellent, well cooked and served promptly, and, although we had not told the staff it was my birthday beforehand, it came out in conversation and I was presented with a candle with my desert, a rendition of ‘Happy Birthday’ and a free drink.
This was our first visit and we will definitely visit Le Garrick again. I would recommend it without hesitation.

BM
London
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had a very enjoyable dining experience at Le Garrick - it was a belated birthday dinner and the manager and staff made a huge fuss of me with candles on my dessert. They sang Happy Birthday in French which was a first for me. Plus we got free 'La Poire' after dinner drink. I would certainly recommend Le Garrick to anyone wanting great French food and a warm, welcoming atmosphere.

J
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Such great service, with lots of smiles. Loved sitting downstairs for nice ambiance. I will definitely dine here again.

WW
London
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was great but the potion was small. The service was good.

SM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great experience. Will definitely come back. Our waiter was so good and made an experience more welcoming and comfortable. Thank you :)

DB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Third visit to Le Garrick and the usual great food and great service!

l
London
11 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

I returned to Le Garrick after a number of years and found the food and wine were of pretty mediocre quality; I may not have noticed previously but I did this time. It's still an atmospheric place but I'm not sure that I will go back given there are so many good restaurants in the area.

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