Le Garrick - Covent Garden

4.2
2371 reviews
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French
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  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Cosy
  • Good for a Date
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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EH
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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v
London
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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.

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

Great for pre-theatre.

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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

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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.

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

Great, as always
Attentive staff, knowledgeable without being obtrusive

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

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

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

Very friendly place. Good food and nice staff. Recommended

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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!

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

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

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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.

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

Great food and atmosphere the service was excellent

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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.

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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.

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

Always a great time

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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SM
1 review
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 :)

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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!

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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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P
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really friendly staff, food was delicious and good value for money. Would definitely come here again for either a pre show dinner or in general.

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g
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 1

The place needs redecorating, it is very
worn out tatty and dingy.

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

Amazing food and incredibly reasonably priced. Great affordable wine and every walk of life dining in the restaurant! Can’t wait to go back and make it a regular spot for meeting up with friends

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n
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good value for money. Nice wine, good steak, and an outstanding creme brûlée. One of the top picks in the Covent Garden area.

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

Wonderful staff, cosy interiors, delicious food: what else could you want? A little piece of France in central London where every visit is special.

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TS
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Better than expected. Great food and value for such a central location. Very helpful and friendly staff.

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JJ
London
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, delicious food, going back in few weeks time with British friends!

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l
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cosy and quirky. Service was excellent. All the people l was with were very impressed. Food delicious. All staff greeted us and were there immediately, when we needed attention. Would definitely go again.

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RA
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great value pre theatre meal.
Could not fault service or food .

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JC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Restaurant was recommended and the atmosphere in particular appealed. We did the pre-theatre menu, and while the first course arrived promptly, the mains took an hour to arrive. The bill then contained extra drinks that we didn't order and this took additional time to sort out. As a result we were late to the theatre and missed the first part of the show. The food was okay, but it did not make up for this terrible service.

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S
London
27 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A super little restaurant, great atmosphere great food , excellent

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J
London
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance, cosy and authentic. I had the boeuf bourguignon, very good. The only thing they could have done is go a bit easier on the salt. Pleasant and engaged waiting staff. Would definitely recommend and return.

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DM
London
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favourite when visiting London. Never fails to impress! Fabulous food, wonderful staff, and unbelievably reasonable.

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E
London
32 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Nice French style bistro in great location. The staff and service were excellent, but the food was really only average. Not expensive for the Covent Garden area and I would not hesitate to revisit, just hope they up the food quality.

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M
London
22 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely atmosphere and really good food!
My husband and I went for a date dinner and we really enjoy it! We will definitely come back

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PA
Jersey
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The ambience in this restaurant is fantastic. Not too loud or too dark! not too many people crammed in. The menu is good for all courses and the taste of the food is very good. Staff are very friendly. I would definitely recommend.

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K
London
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Starters were good, but the mains really let us down. Especially the salmon was terrible. It tasted mostly of hot oil rather than salmon. The wine was very good. We had a table for two downstairs and it was a bit tight so people kept coming very close to us and the glasses on our table. When we wanted to pay it took about 30-40 min for the whole process which was somewhat frustrating as well.

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KJ
London
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great atmosphere, stunning staff. Can’t wait to go back

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