Le Relais de Venise - Soho (London)

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Steak
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  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
Le Relais de Venise L’Entrecote is famous for its simple menu. Diners enjoy a green salad starter tossed with mustard vinaigrette and sprinkled with walnuts, with the restaurant’s signature steak frites main course to follow. The sauce which accompanies the steak has always remained a closely guarded secret and is a perfect accompaniment to the steak, which can be cooked blue, rare, medium or well done. The steak is brought to the diners in two stages (with one half held back to keep it warm) so it can be enjoyed at its best and is served with more freshly prepared frites, hand chipped on the premises. The menu (the salad and steak frites) has a fixed price of £24.

A small selection of hand-picked wines accompany the meal and there is a selection of cheeses and a dessert list with profiteroles, meringue and other ice cream confections, all freshly made on the premises.
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Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Father’s Day

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W
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

Food good as always! However, staff quite morose and does doesn’t understand English well- disappointing

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OT
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Go to flat iron! Same price better food way better service!
I have asked if it is possible to have the fries replaced with salad and they said yes. On the second serving which is half of the actual meal I asked again if it’s possible to have again if I can have a bit of salad because I didn’t want fries. I was told it will be an extra charge and she even asked the manager who said the same. I found this appalling. It’s just leaf salad with mustard people, it takes so little to make a customer happy. I choose not to pay the service charge or leave any tips. When the waitress heard she started having a very aggressive body language and acted very angry. I’ll never return!

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AH
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

A great option for pre theatre or if you just fancy a good steak and chips

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Y
London
20 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Le Relais de Venise - Soho. Some friends and I recently had lunch at Le Relais de Venise. We loved the food. What's not to love about salad, steak and frite!

Great place to meet for lunch or dinner.

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E
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

WOW! Such an amazing meal. Honestly, could not fault it. The staff were lovely and the food was gorgeous!

Perfectly cooked steak and crispy frites smothered in the most delicious 'secret' sauce. As soon as you're done, you're given more steak and frites! Amazing idea and I can't wait to visit again.

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SW
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You can’t beat the steak and frites. Blue is blue and really tasty too. We went for the Grand Verdus Bourdeaux this time - highly recommended

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MD
London
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

The food, drink and service was amazing. Great value for money in central London for amazing steak and chips. Although after going to their restaurants in Paris, I was disappointed it didn’t have enough of the same magic. I noticed there wasnt any background music, which when it is quiet, creates a dull atmosphere. It got better as it got busier with a low hum of people chatting but nothing compared to the ambiance in France.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent French food. Rating 5/5

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, interesting concept, steak perfectly cooked and you get seconds. Reasonably priced, nice wine, no complaints whatsoever

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

Service friendly but we think the portions are getting smaller!

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

always good. once you understand what it offers you cant go wrong with good quality steak. House red also lovely

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PR
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Simple but effective meat and potatoes with a supper yummy sauce. We always try to make a stop.

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RN
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was of great quality and the portion sizes were perfect.

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j
London
7 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We have been to Le Relais many times and are never disappointed. Faultless really. If I was to carp it would be that the skinny fries were a little on the crispy side. Good value

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PE
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I LOVE this group, specialist in steak with the most divine buttery sauce, the salad and bread are a great starter and baguette wonderful for mopping up all the juices and sauce. The second helping is fabulous too.
I also love the retro old world charm of the decor, crockery and ambiance. Highly recommended

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GC
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I would recommend this place for a chilled Sunday dinner with a nice French twist - bistrot traditional environment that makes it really warm and raising memories.

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SG
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was delicious - especially the desserts! Wasn't quite unlimited chips as advertised - but we got two servings of chips and steak. The desserts were lovely would definitely recommend. There is an optional 10% service charge added, however we were questioned for paying slightly under this (by £2!).

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JA
London
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing! We definitely will be coming again.

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KW
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Having eaten in the City based restaurant several times previously, I knew what to expect from my visit to the Soho location and it was as expected.

The service was okay, the food was very good but I was very disappointed to have been charged £3.50 for a bottle of still water which was served from a re-sealable bottle.

That aside, it was as I expected and so a pleasant enough dining experience.

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O
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Lovely food and wine. Waiter could have been friendlier - explain things a bit better eg regarding second helping, for instance.
Some background music would have been appreciated. It was almost too quiet.

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BL
London
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent and so was the food! Will definitely return

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

the meet was poor' only french fries' no vegtables.
in the plat you get a lot of french fries' and a little portion of meet......
we were very dossapointed....

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AW
London
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 2

I would recommend based on previous experiences however on this occasion my partner was incredibly sick the next day and the only new thing he ate was at Le Relais de Venise. We think it was the dessert (Mont Blanc) but can’t fault the steak. Still not a great experience for him.

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JD
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 5

We have dined quite a few times at the marleybone restaurant and live it. Unfortunatey this trip want as good. The fries we only just warm and the service was not up to the standard we’ve had at the other restaurant. Perhaps stay with the original restaurant in future

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very nice experience
Good food and ambience

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MH
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Bad salad dressing.
Terrible waitress. Clearly not happy to be doing her job...

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FB
London
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

superb - uniquely simple... great food, great wine, great service

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EP
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Delicious food for a person who normally doesn’t like steak that much. Well done!

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DS
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent food and wines. Steaks cooked to perfection.

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s
London
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Waitress miserable . No smile or welcoming . Won’t recommend

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JH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Whilst there's not much choice on the menu, the consistently high standard wins every time. This was my first visit to Dean Street, though I had been to Manchester (now closed) and Marylebone Lane before. The staff were great, and even offered a taste of the wine. Walnut & lettuce salad is great, and steak and fries without equal. Sitting next to me were a French couple who obviously enjoyed the experience too.

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JM
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

Staff was not friendly at all - despite for the hostess. Food is VERY good,

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AE
London
38 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

As delicious as ever. I am afraid their sauce is addictive. Need to be feeling very hungry before you go with two portions of steak and chips. I love getting a second straight out of the fryer

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g
London
38 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

it is one of the most consistent chains.

very good service, i think only marginally more expensive than it should be. but very very good through the years.

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AB
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Using their May £20 lunch deal this was good value.
It wasn't as good as the one in Paris in terms of the quality of the meat and the richness of the sauce - I also saw a waitress throwing fresh fries away rather than putting the excess on our plates which seemed wasteful.
But it was a nice place to have a hearty lunch on a Sunday and the staff were very friendly.

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

Great food, simple menu. Allowed us to arrive earlier than reservation time

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JT
London
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing, definitely booking to visit again

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M
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time in the Uk venue did not disappoint !
If the first 2 courses showed how good the food is then the profiterolls certainly capper off a great meal

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I
London
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved the unique offering and pared back menu (the menu is nothing more than 'how do you want your steak?'). The salad to start had a killer dressing, the steak was delicious and tender, and the double servings of fries more than generous!
Staff were attentive and charming, and more than willing to answer any questions (except those about the recipe for the secret steak sauce!).

With a set menu and a delicious house red, even after desserts the bill was very reasonable - especially for central London. This place is my new go-to for a relaxed but special meal in the city.

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