Le Secret des Rôtisseurs

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89 reviews
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£25 and under
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French
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  • Sunday Lunch
  • Special Occasions
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We are now open for lunch from Wednesday to Friday on top of weekend lunches. Come and enjoy our lovely terrasse on sunny days.

Le Secret des Rôtisseurs is a French restaurant serving perfectly cooked rotisserie chicken and other roasts in open-flame rôtissoires, a sensorial experience…. We are located in London’s Canary Wharf, overlooking the River Thames, with a terrace perfect for alfresco dining.
Sourcing the best poultry and products is essential to Le Secret des Rôtisseurs. We have close relationships with a small number of carefully selected English farms that supply our delicious free-range chickens.
Our rôtissoires are completely open, so dining with us is a sensorial spectacle, from what’s on your plate to all that’s around you.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French
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Hours of Operation
Wednesday - Friday: 12.00pm - 3.30pm
Monday - Friday: 5.30pm - 11pm
Saturday - Sunday: 12pm - 12am
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Phone number
020 7719 0950
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Christophe Dittrich
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Private Party Facilities
A surprising alternative for private parties :
• A large choice of roasts and gastro side options.
• Dedicated and modular areas
• A Staff highly praised for his quality service : butler service on request
• A beautiful setting with fantastic view over The City and Shard.
• Dine on vintage Eiffel Tower furniture
• Boat or car hire can be organized
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Private Party Contact
Benoit: 020 7719 0950
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Catering
Also available on order :
• Suckling piglet and its cracklings
• Free-range duck
• Suckling lamb
• Free range Goose
• Veal shank
• Rack of Longhorn rib-eye beef
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Parking Details
There are several public car parks at Canary Wharf. The nearest is Westferry Circus Car Park. The postcode for using streetmap.co.uk or your satnav is E14 4QP.
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Public Transit
There are a number of ways to get to us from Central London.

Bus Westferry Circus is served by bus D3, D7, D8, 135, 277 and N550.

DLR: Westferry Station - Zone 2 - 5 minutes walk

Underground: Canary Wharf station - Zone 2 and 10 minutes walk

Thames Clippers: Canary Wharf river bus stop - 1 minute walk
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Special Events & Promotions
Valentine's day
Weddind and Birthday party up to 120 people
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, Cafe, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2017
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

A mouse ran accross the floor. Waiter did not seem to care. Very off putting at the end of a meal.

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JE
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waiter was great, food lovely. Will definitely be making a return *

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l
London
17 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2017
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Great service and OK food. The restaurant was very quiet on a wednesday at 6.30pm so lack atmosphere.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Très bon restaurant où on se sent bien.

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GS
London
151 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2016
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

A fantastic setting on the river quietly tucked away and with very good tasty food, albeit on the more expensive for what it is. The wine list is limited and pricey. All in all, good and certainly if you like chicken done fabulously well this restaurant is worth trying!

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a
London
13 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Nice ambience and location, good wine and decent food. I feel it is quite Asian style rather than French in terms of main course :) but I like them

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2016
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Great experience - Good homemade meal, Highly recommended for any types of dinner

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

excellent food and service! really nice location with amazing view on the city.

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V
London
81 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2016
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was okay but not to rave about. However, there was a bottle of Moulis en Medoc, and that really made the evening. This place has some nice wine, not cheap but not extortionately expensive either, I think they were correctly priced. It was a nice surprise.

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A
London
9 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very nice restaurant with great views, friendly staff and good menu.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2016
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Food was lovely and they had nice wait staff, the restaurant was very quiet especially for a Friday night, due to this there wasn't really much atmosphere

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CB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2016
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Excellent location, nice westwards river view, idyllic sunset. Polite and fast service. Descent wine list. On the other hand limited menu options (this is not necessarily a bad thing), specialty being chicken with the "secret" sauce. Not much to say against it but lacks the extra something which will fill the restaurant. Overall recommended for a good dining experience.

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RL
London
8 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2016
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

It was OK. Not many people there. I believe it may have closed down now.

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SQ
London
80 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2016
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our first visit to Le Secret. It was a sunny day so we asked to sit outside and the waiter was most helpful to ensure we were given the next available table for lunch. The restaurant itself was very quiet with no one dining. We had the set Sunday lunch menu and all the food was very well cooked, presented and tasty. This restaurant is on the tow path and right next to the River so an ideal spot and view and not far from Canary Wharf. We would certainly go back as local to us and would be nice during the winter months.

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OT
London
8 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of my favourite restaurants in Canary Wharf and usually no problem getting a table. Best rotisserie chicken I've ever had and the special sauce is delicious. Friendly service and very attentive. Highly recommend, though can be a bit quiet - but I like that.

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F
London
20 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2016
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

With only three staff and over 20 customers it was very unfair to run a restaurant like this . A complete rethink on organisation. It took ages to get served and boy did we wait . I had to go and find a staff members to get the order in. This should not be a MEXICAN Wrap walkin. The venue was dreadfully understaffed.

Bread was served in a used upside down military hat ! hilarious but not hygienic. The french would had been not been amused. ! A basket would be more appropriate.

The Chicken was delightful as was the starter but more options for starters and preparation of chicken and sauces .

The restaurant needs a better wine list, perhaps some music and interior drapes to make the venue more cosy or romantic and lighting. As for a restaurant , it needs air conditioning as the rotisserie made us sweat.

The bar was wonderful and well stocked with some good wine but where were the bar staff ? Boy I hated to wait or make a scene!.

The outside seating was so romantic overlooking the River Themes. Make use of the views as you be kept waiting for some time for the food.

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OT
London
8 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The half chicken with special sauce is so delicious that we had it two Friday's in a row! Also excellent sides, large portions and very friendly yet professional service. The starter plates are also delicious. We always eat too much here but can't wait to return. Highly recommended.

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AB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2016
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Unfortunately, my friend's first choice for starter was not available but we were not informed ahead of looking at the menu. Last time, it was chicken that was not available. They were understaffed both on the floor and in the kitchen, so it took a while to give our order and to get the food. We can't blame the waiting staff who were doing all they could. The hickups in service and description of the menu are likely to blame on the lack of staff that night because on our previous visit, the service was excellent. In fairness, they gave us a discount although we did not ask for one nor did we complain. That's very professional. Overall very good food. The Financier (dessert) was amazing. Additionally, it is a French restaurant with staff who actually speak French. That's a big plus, especially for French speaking clients like us.

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NB
London
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2016
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

We had an appointment for 12 noon and the restaurant wait came along at 12;15 , no apology. the services was very slow only one waiter

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CP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2016
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

Everything good but I was waiting for a more French restaurant.

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g
London
253 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The restaurant works on a simple principle of offering predominantly chicken dishes with a French twist. Of particular value is the set meal with half or a quarter of chicken, French fries preceded with a choice of two starters. We found the chicken well prepared with an excellently subtle use of spices and sauces. The wine list is generally in order although some of the vintages on offer were a little pricey. The service was efficient and polite.

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JN
London
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a lovely restaurant, everything about this place was very very good. The food, the wine, the location, the ambience and the staff we all so very good. We will be going back, I cant recommend this establishment more highly, gentlemen thank you very much.

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a
London
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2016
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Service was non-existent and the food was almost inedible. The chips were decent but hardly worth the price!

I would strongly recommend you staying away. Nandos is of a slightly higher quality but much cheaper and Chicken Shop puts this place to shame.

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NF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2016
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Their online menu (and your's Open Table) was not up to date.

We wnet specifically for Coq au Vin, but were told 'oh we don't do it anymore'

The food is nice, but couldn't mask the bitter taste of disappointment.

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MB
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We had the full 3 courses and loved it all the pate was delicious the batter on the squid light the rotisserie chicken so succulent although I'm glad I had the special sauce on the side as I don't like tarragon. My boyfriend had cheese to finish which had a great selection with chutney and grapes I had the chocolate pudding which was worth the wait! We will definitely return hopefully when its sunny so we can have a drink on the terrace.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2016
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Ive got certain intolerances and the restaurant was not able to adjust to those at all. Would not recommend to anyone who has food allergies or sensitivities!

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Toronto
22 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2016
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

All of us ordered their chicken specialty so waiter proposed he cut it up on a board for sharing. Great idea! It was delicious as was the secret sauce. Dude orders are simple but also excellent. Great wine list as well. View is fantastic as well.

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BM
London
4 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food and great service. The wine list is also very well selected and reasonably priced. It's the only place in Canary Wharf that offers decent French food.

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OT
London
25 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2016
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Ok but nothing special. Chicken didn't taste of what I thought rotisserie chicken should do, a bit bland. Secret sauce didn't excite me. Bit pricey for what it was.

Nice service however.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2016
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Excellent, enthusiastic service only glossed over the short comings of this restaurant. The full menu I viewed when i booked the table wasn't available and instead was a tiny Valentine's day selection was available. 2 small scallops for starters and chewy, tough beef for main were big disappointment.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2016
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Valentine's set menu very disappointing there was no chicken. Scollops were lovely, but the beef was chewy the chocolate dessert was lovely

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2016
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

Went here on Valentine's Day where we were greeted by a bautifully designed restaurant and friendly staff who sat us down at a table with a great view of the river.

After taking a look at the set menu which was limited to two options per course we settled on scallops for starters and beef in a mushroom sauce for mains. (I've forgotten the other starter option, other mains option was seabass. You could pay extra for a vegetarian option if I remember correctly).

The food was highly dissapointing, scallops were stone cold and really lacked any texture or depth of flavour (they came in a very bland bisque). The beef was absolutely shocking, I was told it would be medium rare, I imagine their version of well-done to be brick-like, I have had better beef in Wetherspoons. The sauce was pretty standard.

Dessert (chocolate tart) was lovely, the one redeeming feature of the food served. Don't waste your time and money on this restuarant, you're paying for the view, and there are better views to be had in London.

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I
Bedfordshire
32 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Beautiful setting, amazing service, we could not have found a better place to savour the special delicious roast chicken that this restaurant has to offer.
We were pleasantly surprised to be given extra slices of saucisson to finish our apéritif, and the French waiters could not have been more courteous and attentive.
Unfortunately, we went just after Christmas and the restaurant was quite empty, which slightly dampened the atmosphere, but we were really made welcome.
The quiet location is certainly an asset, but it might miss passing traffic and this is a great shame.
Price a bit steep for chicken, however special it was, and we were disappointed and surprised to find that the fries were not included in the price, but we definitely recommend this gem in our favourite part of London.

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SP
Louisville
79 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2015
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

For a restaurant that is based on Chicken, this was average at best. I was expecting more. Service was horrible.

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C
London
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2015
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Wow, this is how service should be. I had forgotten the good old days when you were warmy welcomed and were attended to with enthusiasm, so a great compliment for that.
The food is just plain good. There are too many restaurants on The Wharf who just need to pump out foot in a high pass and sometimes the quality or the quantity is just not correct for the price we are paying. Le Secret is just a 5 mins walk towards the water and if you can find your way to Zizzi, you can find your way to this restaurant only 1 min further to the right. You can still have a conversation here, have a great view, enjoy the wine and some well cooked food. The deserts are soooo good as well. I can only say, please have a look. It is a good way to get a little walking excercise and being just outside The Wharf brings you into a different world. I would definately recommend this restaurant.

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G
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2015
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

Service was quite good and attentive. Shame that they ran out of 2 of the 3 main courses (only roast chicken was available) and that the food was very salty. Would not recommend

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CS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2015
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

The food was nice and the waiter was attentive.
It was quiet for a Saturday but I guess Canary Wharf works to different timelines than most restaurants.
Was it twice as nice as Nandos for the price? I'm not sure.

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s
London
24 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2015
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Whatever it is they put in the secret 'Le Secret' sauce, will keep me coming back for me, every time! The chicken is always perfectly cooked, and if you're a fan of the skin too, this place is to die for!

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s
London
11 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2015
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

I followed other reviewers and went for the chicken.

The menu is small but it has good stuff on there and if you can't pick anything then don't bother going out for food!

They have the same philosophy as me re children's meals and it was nice to see. I think some parents have lost the plot.

The wine list is more than ample- I selected the rose.

I did not do the set meal, but this is surely the best value do i will try this if I return.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2015
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good chicken and service as usual, desserts was also outstanding.

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