Le Garrick - Covent Garden

4.5
2867 reviews
£25 and under
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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LauraP
Devon
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Atmospheric little french restaurant friendly staff and good food. You won’t regret booking here .

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AnnaT
London
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Exceptional value for food. 2 courses for less that £14 near Theatreland. House wine was good. Cocktail less so.
Service attentive overall but observed that some waiters better than others as didn’t receive bread, or were talked thru food options as observed other waiters doing.

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vipPercy1
London
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Busy atmosphere. Excellent and friendly service. Quite squashed in but that made for a friendly environment. Food choices good and food itself good. Ideal location for Covent Garden, including the Royal Opera House.

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D49P
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service5ambience4

Le Garrick offers a good value pre-theatre meal, with quite large portions, I ambitiously thought I'd get a 3 course menu but the main defeated me. The staff were amazing and the service was excellent.

However, Le Garrick claims on its website that it "is one of the best french restaurants in London, famous for its french cuisine and french food in the heart of Covent Garden." In my opinion it isn't - while it's a very atmospheric restaurant the food hasn't been put together with care.

The cheese on the onion soup wasn't melted, much like the large slice of baguette it felt added as an afterthought, the moules marinière tasted like they'd been passed through warm milk and sprinkled with parsley. However, my other guests seemed to enjoy their meal.

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GeorgeF
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely authentic French restaurant right in the heart of London. Friendly, welcoming staff. Traditional French decor and ambience inside. Moules Frites were delicious and fresh. Excellent service throughout. Cannot fault this place at all.

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SaraD
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and the Staff really friendly. We will definitely go back for another visit

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DavidG
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good, authentic French food. Always reliable in my experience.

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Ellag
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very delicious and very french seeming! The servers were very nice and the food came quickly too!

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PeterM
Hampshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A pre theatre birthday meal. The team were brilliant. Highly recommended!

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JeffC
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service and only a few minutes away from the theatre.

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Preyno
London
37 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent lunch in a quiet booth downstairs. Attentive service at all times

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LianneT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good price tasty food would definitely go back to try different foods on the menu

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nickyhorne
London
5 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Our server, who told us she was studying in her 3rd year at LSE, was among the best I have EVER encountered. She had a calm, relaxed, manner coupled with an obvious wit and warmth. The food was above average, the french fries were disappointing to be honest, but a pleasant place to go if your foodie expectations are not too high

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GraemeD
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great night in Le Garrick, probably the best service we've ever had - nothing was too much trouble, we felt so welcome, food was excellent too! We will definitely be back and will recommend to friends and family!

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CarolG
Tahoe
4 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

had a great meal with a group of 6, the service is excellent, food is good simple French cuisine that always tastes great. The ambience in the restaurant is perfect.

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Nezz
Northampton
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Excellent service and attention . We had the pre-theatre menu which was good value for the location.

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AndrewB
London
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Really helpful and friendly waitress looked after us so well.

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jenny
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. Been going for years. Its great downstairs for a cosy evening meet and upstairs for a Saturday lunch between shopping.

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AlbertM
London
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

It was our first time at Le Garrick. We were celebrating my partner’s birthday & I had kept the restaurant as a surprise. I requested the window table at the time of booking & the restaurant honoured my request which I was extremely pleased with. The atmosphere was cosy, inviting, relaxing & the decor very beautiful as well as elegant. Our waitress Emilie was fantastic. Very friendly & knowledgeable about the dishes on the menu. So yes service was excellent.
The food was incredibly tasty & both myself as well as my partner thoroughly enjoyed our starters & mains. My partner was extremely impressed with Le Garrick & had one of the specials for his main, whole sea bream which he couldn’t praise highly enough. He had the scallops for starter which he said was excellent too.
I had the calamares for starter which was extremely tasty & one of the best dishes I have ever had in a restaurant. I had the beef stew for main which was excellent. The dish was very tasty & the meat extremely tender.
We were a little bit disappointed when we were told that there were no more creme brûlée’s available for dessert as we had been looking forward to this French classic. As our booking was at 6pm we found it strange that the restaurant should run out of a dish so early in the evening. We decided not to have any dessert but this didn’t detract from our overall enjoyment & wonderful experience at Le Garrick. Our waitress Emilie surprised us with an aperitif which was a very strong, tasty & warming which we both enjoyed.
I strongly recommend Le Garrick & we will most certainly be returning.

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CathS
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant brilliant for pre or post theatre. They have a set menu or general menu to choose from. We chose from the set menu French onion soup or pate, onglet, moules or goat cheese salad, lemon tart or icecream. All well presented and tasting great. Best lemon tart in London. Service is great I always enjoy a trip to le garrick

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FionaH
London
31 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Went for pre-theatre menu which was really good value and nice food. Thought we’d left plenty of time but felt a bit rushed at the end. Very good service from lovely French waitress.

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NathanW
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, we will be coming back next time.

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vipAnnetteC
London
13 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous, atmospheric, intimate post theatre supper. Wonderful service, food & cocktails. Set to be our New fav.
Thank you.

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StephaneS
London
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good quality for the food and the wine specially for this price in London. I warmly recommend it.

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RebecaN
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent, thank you
Ordered house wine and also was very good
Pate, steak and mussels delicious

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GillG
Aberdeen
9 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

We've been to Le Garrick quite a few times over the years and have always enjoyed our meals. Unfortunately on this occasion we felt very rushed to order, no time in the conversation to order any sides and our courses arrived within minutes. As soon as one course was finished our plates removed immediately and the next course arrived. We waited no longer than five minutes for our starters, French Onion Soup and Pate, although the soup was lovely I found the pate to be very dry as if it had been sat on the side in the kitchen for a while. Main meals and deserts were very nice, just felt I was being force fed so that our table could be cleared ready for another booking. Such a shame as really love this place and the staff very friendly.

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CarmelR
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Staff lovely ..but rushed and a bit confused ..did not know what was on specials and brought our main with starters together.. but we think was just maybe a new member. Other staff more proficient.
Food tasty.
Restaurant too many tables, felt cramped and added to the volume .
But overall a pleasant meal, and lovely you were not rushed to eat and go.
Prices very reasonable.

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JoGee
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Highly recommend this authentic French restaurant. The owners were both extremely efficient and welcoming and the pre theatre meal was served quickly and was very tasty.

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JenniferD
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best authentic French cuisine I’ve tasted in London, and good value for the money. The ambiance is like the 1920’s Paris!

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JudyA
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab pre theatre meal. All perfect. Such good value

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IwonaW
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pre-theatre menu is an excellent value.the place was busy but the tables are placed is small cosy alcoves so you are not overheard nor overlooked.the food was tasty.Staff very sweet however we had to keep reminding that we have tickets for a play and need to be out on time and can’t afford to wait long for the food or the bill.
I would definitely comeback or recommend the place to my friends

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Buzby
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated a 60th birthday on a very busy sat night but were looked after extremely well great food, service . Will definitely return thank you So much.

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AnjiB
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Service was great but food was disappointing. Fish arrived slightly underdone which the lovely waitress noticed and returned it to kitchen.

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NigG
London
29 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We all thoroughly enjoyed Le Garrick.

The staff were all very welcoming and nothing was too much trouble for them. The menu was straightforward and the food was traditional and quite basic - that is NOT a criticism as it was wonderfully prepared and the taste superb.

We will definitely return.

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Matty
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attentive staff who were very friendly and kind. It was my friends birthday and we briefly mentioned this at the start. For dessert, they brought a cake with a candle and complimentary liquer shots.

Great food!

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Haze
Warwickshire
6 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pre-theatre dinner, excellent value. Really good food and service. Great little restuarant

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NickB
London
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely little place, like entering a rabbit warren. Very authentic French. Overall food was good quality, service excellent. Recommended

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Mac007
Gloucestershire
3 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Dinner at Le Garrick was very nice. Though it's a large space it was a little cramped but that's mainly because it was busy and you're underground in a cellar type environment. It's lovely fun with a relaxed vibe and dinner was casual but very nice. Service was prompt and the waitresses were very smiley and helpful!

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MauraS
London
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely faultless on every front. Food was excellent and the service first class. Thank you

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Roy95
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was exceptional, staff were attentive and helpful, restuarant was beautifully clean. Have already recommended to family and friends!

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Le Garrick - Covent Garden is rated 4.5 stars by 2867 OpenTable diners.

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