Le Garrick - Covent Garden

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£25 and under
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French

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Pre/post Theatre
Le Garrick, located in London's theatreland, is an intimate French restaurant. There is a homely restaurant at ground level, while at lower ground level the friendly bar/dining room has intimate nooks for romantic moments. Expect classics and favourites of French bistro cooking; grilled entrecote with sauce poivre & pommes frites or lemon tarte with creme fraiche among the classic desserts. The 2/C prix fixe menu is a lifesaver pre-theatre. In an area that's full of chains, Le Garrick is a one-off.








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nigelb
London
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sadly the day every one stopped going to restaurants, we self isolated by being the only people in the whole restaurant.
Our host was wonderful
Food great
I do hope they survive.

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vipmarkh
Miami
26 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It's a nice place, not too expensive, but I always seem to get a bad table, in the corridor. Not sure what I'm doing wrong! The boeuf bourguignon was delicious.

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JoannaB
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Le Garrick was very underwhelming. My meal, confit de canard and haricots verts, was served on a cold plate and the beans were lukewarm at best. The confit was very small though tasty enough. Very little ambiance as so quiet but still had to go and ask to have our order take. It was supposed to be a special treat for a friend's birthday but it didn't feel special at all.

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DawnB
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Nice location and nice bistro ambience. It was quiet when we went in for pre-theatre dining at 5pm but by the time we left at 6.45pm it was full - on a Tuesday evening too which gives an indication of its popularity. The service was prompt and pleasant and the food tasty although I did have almost as many empty mussel shells in my moules than ones with small mussels in! My only negative was that the wooden tables were rather sticky and the toilet facilities rather cramped.

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AidanQ
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Probably one of the meals I have had .

This place was recommended by someone who had been going for the last 20 years so I had high hopes and even they were exceeded.

On arrival we were greeted by the host who brought us to our table with a smile . Within a couple of minutes we were offered water while waiting . The waiter then came back and we asked for his recommendations, he suggested a few dishes of different variations of which we chose ours..

We went with the escargot and the calmari dish ( the waiter explained the calmari was not cooked in batter but in a sauce. We then chose the mussels for main . All 3 of these dishes were absolutely beautiful and left us wanting more.

We finished the meal with a chocolate fondant which i can only describe as chocolate silk.

Overall the experience was amazing and I would recommend it to anyone.

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OliviaJ
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely love coming here. The food is always wonderful and the staff are so kind and attentive. The tables are tucked away in little nooks that remind me of dining in a wine cellar, its really neat!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cheshire
18 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, great service, food was good. Great place to go before the theatre

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vipWCA1963
Denver
87 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Nice French brasserie food. Foie gras was excellent but small portion. Goat cheese salad was very nice. Cassoulet and bouef Bourgogne were both very authentic and excellent. Nice wine list that accentuates the French menu. I would go back to try the other dishes--onion soup, steak/frites, moules. If you want an inexpensive and authentic French dinner go here.

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TerryA
London
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and friendly plus good food all makes for a lovely meal

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EddieC
London
9 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Always enjoy our visits

MJ
MikeandJulia
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very nice French restaurant in near to theatres and Covent Garden. Very friendly staff.

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FredericDupois
London
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes.

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Jerseygirl
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Loved our pre-theatre dinner here on Monday night. I had the goats cheese salad to start and thought the few fresh beets a nice extra touch. I found the cheese itself a bit acidic but perhaps that is a price point issue. The standout was the Poulet Basquaise which was a special - delicious!!! I think I would have licked the plate if I could have, a total winner the meat just fell off the bone and the pepper/tomato sauce was beautifully seasoned. The atmosphere and friendly service make for a lovely setting. We will be back!

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Georgie
London
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience3

It was a lovely restaurant but the wine on the set menu wasn’t great and the medium-rare steak was very definitely undercooked.

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denisk
London
7 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food are always 1st class here. 10/10

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MartinS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal as ever. We introduced our friends to it, they were very impressed and said they would come again.

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GeoffS
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

perfect in every way, staff are outstanding, our favourite in London

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Maudie400
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

We have eaten here several times when we are in London, primarily going to an event at the Royal Opera House. Service is excellent, and we can count on getting to our seats in plenty of time. The food is good, not great, but tasty. I had the market fish with an olive sauce. The plaice was fresh, but the sauce, an olive tapenade, overwhelmed the fish. New potatoes were a bit cool, but tasty.

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Helen
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent welcoming staff - always charming. Wonderful food always beautifully served.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Went here a few years back and had a super time so thought we’d come for a birthday celebration after a theatre trip.

Food was terrible - cold, flung on to the plate without any care for presentation. Wetherspoon’s food is superior and far better value! Is basically catering to clueless tourists.

Service was also incredibly slow.

Such a shame as the restaurant itself is cosy and full of atmosphere.

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Sally
London
6 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Un trés bon resto vraiment comme un bistro authentique français. Le boeuf bourguignon était délicieux. Je vous recommande.

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JoannaR
London
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and food and very attentive service. Will definitely be back

JJ
JungleJ
London
15 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Reliable and friendly bistro in the heart of theatre-land. You can expect good food and speedy service.

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DavidM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Very poor service. Average food. Unappealing atmosphere.

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Balhamfoodie
London
12 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

A great place in central London for a pre-theatre meal. Very reliable and very quick service - just what you want when you are trying to get out again quickly. Steak Frites was delicious as was the lemon tart.

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SarahW
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Really lovely atmosphere in a great location! Onion soup was great.

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Pensionista
London
7 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous little place, never fails to deliver. So lovely to have a menu where you dont have to ask what the crazy things are, this is a true menu for the customer, not the chef's ego. Very reasonable prices especially when it is so good, service delightful (although my ice cream had possibly stood a bit too long before service, but I love this place so much I will forgive them that, and the taste outweighed any slight discrepancy in texture). Cannot wait to go again.

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LiamO
London
4 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The quality of the food on my visit was not quite the standard I recalled from the visit some years ago. I was surprised the lemon chicken was served with the volume of very oily frites that it was.

That said, the staff were friendly, the selection of wines acceptable and the dessert was also good.

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Waterside
London
13 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the evening of St. Valentine’s Day and the restaurant was packed. Nevertheless, we were seated immediately and the service, as too was the food and wine, very good. We had a most enjoyable evening.

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JocelyneH
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I go all the time and have yet to have a bad experience. I recommend it all the time

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GeorgeS
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Le Garrick has excellent ambience, buzz, and great and engaging stuff. Love their hearty dishes, their wine selection, and the half-litre carafe concept. The perfect place for a two-course meal. Deserts is an area where they can improve.

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DavidO
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to Le Garrick a few times a year for ages. It’s terrific and great value. The quality of food, drinks and service has remained consistently high throughout. Great atmosphere too. Ideally situated for a pre theatre meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful food and dessert at a very reasonable price.

DB
DanielleB
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food as usual, I've been coming here for over 20 years and never is it stade, always fresh and delicious!

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AnastasiaN
Essex
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely ambiance, good food, tasty cocktails. A friend and I went for a pre-theater meal. We had a lovely time. The staff is very polite. Quick service.

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JulieW
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I have eaten here several times and it is always excellent!

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MercedesR
London
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Wonderful place to have lunch or diner after theatre

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Pleasurable location, decent menu, good service. Will be back.

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vipCosmickitten
London
40 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food3service4ambience4

Le Garrick, a small authentic French Restaurant in Covent Garden wher for a reasonable price you can dine as if you were in France. Has a lot of ambience and the French waitress was a delight. The only bugbear and that lets it down is the pre theatre menu, more precisely the onglet steak. Thin, stringy and quite hard to eat even cooked medium rare.. which isn't something I normally do.. and is now, 2 hours later something I am deeply regretting. However this could just be me or just an off cut of meat. Either way, only thing that let down an enjoyable evening.

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KieranHearty
London
7 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Le Garrick has for many years been one of my favourite places. We have loved going downstairs into the “crypt” and the service has always been excellent. The thing is...the food was poor.

I had a minuscule sliver of tasteless foie gras washed down by a WARM glass of sweet wine. All 3 of us had very disappointing confit de canard. When the chips are the highlight of a meal, you know there’s a problem.

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