Le Relais de Venise - Soho (London)

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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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London
42 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The simplicity is a breath of fresh air and the top up was a cherry on top.
Service was a little hectic, a little dour in parts but ultimately fine.
Would definitely go back.

SP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food and charming service. Thoroughly enjoyable.

JO
London
9 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall2food4service4ambience1

Was a very nice evening apart from a group of 7 young men who were so loud and noisy you couldn’t hear yourself speak ! The owner told them to kept the noise down - then the chef cane out to tell them to keep the noise down ! The restaurant should have asked them to leave - it was unbearable. Other than that the food and service were lovely.

GO
London
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favourite restaurants in town. Best steak and sauce

OT
London
12 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Delicious food and great service, but very hectic

C
London
16 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant evening with great steak and wine

PJ
London
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Interesting and successful concept, enjoyed it very much

CB
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about the restaurant was excellent. The staff couldn't have been more friendly. Al in all a great experiemce.

WB
Surrey
7 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delivered - exactly what’s on the tin

OT
London
17 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Awesom steak; great value; nothing fancy. Does what it says on the tin. Marylebone High Street also good.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have a family tradition of celebrating and having get togethers at RDV and it is always a pleasure to enjoy a visit, say hello to the staff and enjoy their secrete sauce on their quality steak and the perfect French fries. Thank you for another perfect day out celebrating my niece’s birthday.

RE
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the one in New York so wanted to try here. It was the exact same formula and we loved it! Meat and chips, and done well. Simple but perfect!

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food, pleasant service , nothing exceptional expected or received

C
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food never disappoints here! and no long waiting for the food to come out. Classic french ambiance, and pretty energetic crowd for a weekday.

PH
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. Steaks cooked perfectly, friendly and attentive service especially from Eva!

m
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

I love this restaurant, it has a great atmosphere, the food was affordable, the steak was good but the sauce was split (separated butter) which made the whole dish too greasy and we didn’t enjoy it to be honest, other than that it was good.

N
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Pre theatre meal - had to queue to get in as had only opened at 5.30 but then prompt service and food excellent - delicious sauce with the perfectly cooked steak, wine good too

LS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you want a delicious steak frites with a tasty salad starter, this is the place to go to. Simple and delicious.

DC
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time, lovely food and excellent, friendly service. Looking forward to my next visit.

OT
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my husband’s milestone birthday and enjoyed every savory bite! It was absolutely delicious, as usual.

MC
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was great! Definitely one of my favorite foods in the world!!!

OT
2 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Not delicious

D
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simple food but done exquisitely, La Relais de Venise was the perfect place to celebrate my birthday. Staff were delightful and the food incredible, we will be back!

MJ
London
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Just like Paris but English/French speaking waitresses makes it easier and more comfortable experience. Had free champagne for celebrating an occasion there♥

PB
New England
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The same format as the paris original. Salad then steak and fries with mustard sauce. Choice of desserts includes very English sticky toffee pudding. Service slowed when full. Tables well separated for this price in London

LV
London
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ll leave it short and sweet. This spot needs to be on your bucket list!

UM
London
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Rude staff and the price was extortionate
Wasn’t happy

C
London
17 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

best steak house in London.
One item on the menu - and great house wine.

f
London
27 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very difficult to find anything that could disappoint. It's steak and chips, but not as we know it. The starter is a simple salad of lettuce and walnuts with a very tasty mustard dressing, The steak is tender and the sauce tasty. Your steak is cooked for as long or short a time as you require - and it comes twice! There are puddings, but the cheeseboard is to die for - so why try anything different. Oh, and the wine list is very restricted, but the house red is as good as you would want and matches well. If you haven't been and are not a vegetarian, then you must try it - you will not be disappointed.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall1food4service2ambience1

We booked this restaurant on open table for my sons 21st birthday as we had been to one of this chains restaurants in Paris and really enjoyed it. We were sat at the worst table in the restaurant right next to the kitchen, noisy and cramped while people who had not booked were sat at much better tables. We asked to move but were told we would have to join the queue of people who hadn’t booked and were waiting for tables to free up. Staff were not particularly friendly and were going through the motions. We couldn’t wait to finish. Lesson learnt ‘don’t book though open table’. The restaurant doesn’t seem to like it and will punish you!!

MF
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience1

There was a couple who stank like weed right next to our table. Staff did nothing about it. This ruined tho whole experience for us and we ended up leaving early without finishing wine / food since it was impossible to eat in this atmosphere. We had to pay a big bill for being pretty much forced out from the place.

F
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fave steak-unrivalled sauce! Always a must when we visit London

R
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

I'd much enjoyed the City restaurant, several times. The food was excellent and the service brisk and friendly, but not brusque. This experience felt commoditised, an essentially failed attempt to repeat a winning formula: service brusque, big sense of time pressure (not least because the slots are clearly outlined on the website), food not as good as I had recalled, tables crammed in to give the impression that finances dominated over the dining experience, and generally not a great experience. Actually, a rather sad meal, as I have often recommended the City version to friends as well as enjoyed it myself - this was like a favourite niche shop being taken over by private equity or a large chain.

JB
Singapore
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience1

Could be so much better if focused on customer experience as much as steak

EE
London
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waitress. Great food. The best

FO
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience2

The waitress was rude and not customer centric, which is a shame.
Food is not as good as it used to be. I will probably try another restaurant.

JH
London
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious meal and great, attentive service. Will definitely be coming back!

ET
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Food isn't the same at the other venues in Paris and NYC. The sauce and meat tasted much different, and it wasn't as good.

AM
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience3

The steak was cooked perfectly but lacked any flavour. If it did have flavour it was not noticeable as it was covered in a green sauce. The sauce was delicious. French fries tasted of the oil. Staff were good but the tables so close to together that the rather ample person sitting next to me may as well have sat on my lap.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good food and wine as always. Somewhat miserable waitress who was defiantly not french