Le Relais de Venise - Soho (London)

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502 reviews
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Steak

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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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OT
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

Really great food, would recommend

c
London
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great night! We will return very soon.

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

Food was delicious and our hostess was very polite and friendly.
But comparing to original restaurant in Paris, food tasted a bit bland and definitely bread wasn’t traditional french bread which was a little let down.
Overall it was a good experience.

DS
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

It was ok but not great felt quite rushed and the service was poor

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff very friendly and the entrecôte steak was amazing.

JK
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've been going to this group of restaurants for years. It always gives us a great lunch or dinner. Because of the format, we know what we are getting, and it does precisely what it says "on the tin"!

The August "deal" only served to sweeten the occasion.

A
Nottingham
2 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good service and food was delicious. Would highly recommend

PU
London
8 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my fave restaurant. No disappointment here, you know what you are getting and this sauce is to die for . Good value for money too ! Love it

R
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is run like a well-oiled machine. The steaks are outstanding (and perfectly cooked) as well as the sauce and the frites. Surprisingly, the desserts were amazing too - try the sticky toffee pudding! Service is quick so you can squeeze in dinner before a show.

a
London
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious food and good atmosphere. Slightly poor attitude of the staff. Not very accommodating to any requests such as butter or tomato sauce. Seems unnecessary as it later turned out that they do in fact serve butter if you order a cheese plate.

A
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

AMAZING steak fries salad sauce all of it ❤️❤️❤️❤️

OT
Tokyo
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Good food but noisy environment

c
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Im a regular costumer in this restaurant chain , not this Branch in particular but a lot including the one in SAUDIA this is the worst, Food is ok, the sause to thin ... We were the first to arrive at the opening and we were the last to be served, first the waitress attended the Arab horde and then us ... (and we had a reservation !!! I guess that giving a good tip is the only thing that matters to the waitresses .... I ask one of the waitress were is where was the bathroom and in the must petulant tone she was so generously to bark and answer and direction the restaurant had the windows open and there were garbage trucks loading robbish from the street, the area is to noisy I recommend the other location restaurant , in general the waitress are obligatorily educated, however they are rude in general ....

AM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Food is good, my steak was cooked exactly how I asked and staff were polite. Food is reasonable but drinks push price up .

HB
London
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

love the meal but grumpy service

looked as if they didn't want to be there

NA
Gloucestershire
3 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I really prefer the Marylebone one.
My food wasn't great and a waitress was trying to tell me about how I wanted my meat.
The manager was really nice.

MR
London
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came for my boyfriends birthday and they made it really special with the personal touches.
Was my first time having steak and I’m defiantly converted.
Would have been nice to see a wine list with prices though

CT
Aberdeen
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go to Le Relais at every opportunity. The food is good value and delicious!

LC
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful meat. Some of the best french fries. An absolute must . The sauce is divine

DC
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was lovely, not only the food but also the staff. Our waitress was really efficient professional and lovely. The food is amazing, is my favourite restaurant in london

LK
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Terrible attitude by the waitress. Food did not make up for the terrible service. She did not seem to care whether we enjoyed our experience or not. She was blunt and rude. Go elsewhere for same/better quality food and a much better dining experience.

K
15 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I have eaten here many times, and the food is fantastic and the restaurant is consistent in maintaining a high standard.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

It’s pricy but very tasty.

s
London
7 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

the portion sizes have gotten very small!

LS
Kent
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love love loved it. Been like an Evangelist, telling all those who would listen how yummy the meal was. Reasonably price bottle of white Burgundy delicious. Nothing bad to say.

R
London
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

The service was very bad. The waitress actitud was very poor. The food was nothing spectacular.

GK
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere. It was a perfect choice.

C
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing dinner ! I love this place . Highly recommended.

J
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 1

Food was really good - as always! But the service was terrible! It was pretty quiet but the service was terrible ! Our waitress has only 2 tables in her section but didn’t care AT ALL about us ! 12,5% SC we expected a better service ! At least a smile from our waitress !!!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

The staff were grumpy and unfriendly when asked questions or whilst eating our meal.

P
London
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Seems overpriced for a single set menu on the offer and even that one thing wasn’t anything special.

AB
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

We went to the restaurant on a Saturday afternoon for the £20 lunch deal, which included salad starter, fries, steak and a glass of wine. The service was very good, they replenished the steak and fries twice so it was definitely worth the money. The atmosphere wasn't the best but for a quick lunch it was fine.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Father’s Day

W
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

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

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
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!

AH
London
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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

Y
London
21 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
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.

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.

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

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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