Le Relais de Venise - Soho (London)

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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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Hawaii
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

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 3 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

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 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

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

MC
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

£24 for 6 measly slices of steak, dodgy sauce (what is it even) and chips! Nah. Trying to be something it’s not. Rushed, overpriced, and not even that friendly service. Looks like a bistro, but far from it.

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

I was recommended to try your restaurant and booked without reading the website details. Although the meal was excellent I was somewhat disappointed because I was expecting a whole steak.

S
London
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Price went up. The unique formula used to be sub the £20 mark. Shame. The half bottle of red is still good value. Service is good even accommodated for my guest who I discovered on the spot was a veggie. £2.50 for the walnut salad. not bad.

L
London
5 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I have been to the same restaurant in Nantes, France. Was very happy that they had the same menu and most importantly, the steak sauce!

OT
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food amazing as always.

C
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good! Highly recommended! One of the best places in London .

c
London
8 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We love the food! An all time favorite. Our waitress was very good, very positive and accommodating.

CH
London
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Expensive for a set menu desserts very disappointing would I go back NO

p
London
6 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great food, was busy and a bit loud but to be expected on a Friday night! Staff were friendly and attentive and very nice

v
London
6 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Overall it was a good experience. Simple menu (apart from the desserts). Well dressed salad to start with. My wife requested hers with no walnuts, not a problem. Steak was excellent, well cooked and served in two helpings. Fries were plentiful. The secret sauce was OK but not wow. If we went again we'd both have the steak minus the sauce. Great bottle of rose. Splendid desserts I had the profiteroles my wife had the gateaux. A rich, fine finish to a good meal. Service was very good. Price was reasonable especially for Central London. We will go again...

J
London
23 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I first visited this restaurant in Paris and was so excited to learn it was also in London. I have been many times and the food never disappoints.

Fantastic lunch deal of £20 for starter and a main (2 servings) and a glass of wine. Service can sometimes be a little slow but this is never an issue as the food is just so outstanding.

Will return again as it’s one of my favourites.

AP
London
4 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Food is still great but it’s not the value for money it once was. In and out in 45 minutes and £70 for two with wine is not value any more.

n
London
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was running late but the restaurant still kept out table.

Busy but was attended to very well

Amazing food!!

Would go again

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Average service, steak was cooked to my liking. Staff will top up your plate when you have finished your first serving if desired. Desserts were okay but wouldn’t recommend. Interesting concept but wouldn’t return.

CK
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food! Used as a stepping stone for when my girlfriend and I go back to Paris. Will definitely be dining in the Paris branch next month! Highly recommend this lace whether it be for a business meeting, lunch with friends or a romantic evening!

LK
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another outstanding meal at this restaurant. They take reservations which the other locations don’t. Great food—don’t miss an opportunity to go!!!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Great

BB
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

Been here a couple of times now, the steak is perfect - nothing negitive to say on the food it really is delicious. We waited along time for the dessert menus and a long time for them to take our order they also served other people before us which is never good, in the end it wasn't even our waitress that took our order it was the lady that greets you at the door. But having said that I will return I just wont have dessert!

P
London
4 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Good steak, but far from outstanding. The fact it gets served in two portions is a nice novelty, but in no way justifies the £24 price tag. Service was okay, ambience was good.

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

Nice restaurant in French atmosphere. The steak and fries are good. The set doesn’t include dessert anymore but I am already full with 2 portions of the steak so didn’t order any dessert.

LP
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

I got marked as cancelled initially even though I attended the booking so it was a pain to get this sorted.

CC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simple delicious food lovely staff great dessert selection

V
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

I used to love this restaurant, but it was tired the other night. Service was lackluster and the ambience wasn't that exciting. It's too bad, was once a really fun place to go when we're in town.

G
London
34 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

An unusual dining experience at Le Relais de Venise in Soho.

Firstly, they only serve steak and fries and so diners only need to choose how well their steak should be cooked. Secondly, the meal is served in 2 helpings. Half of your meal is kept on hotplates so that your food doesn't get cold.

Food was good - was left very full indeed. Restaurant was in a good location, staff were efficient and the dining area/facilities were adequate (if a little tightly packed).

With the special offer it worked out decent value (£20 per person for main and wine) but would have found it a bit too pricey otherwise.

DH
London
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food as always. Le gateau du Relais has to be one of the best deserts I have ever had

ER
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 2

Good food and quick service - not for a date night though as without wine would’ve only been there for 20 minutes.

ER
London
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Typical tourist trap. food was disappointing, meat quality mediocre, and service gave you the impression of you being a burden to the restaurant. totally overrated.

OB
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect setting for dinner. The food was amazing, should be unlimited steak and fries as we were hungry after our second serving :)

AF
London
6 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food is great and we had a really nice evening. The lady serving us could have been a bit politer/friendlier but still a nice evening.

JM
London
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Went for our wedding anniversary and had asked for a good table. We were shown through to the back of the restaurant and sat next to the kitchen, so not a good start.

The salad had a thick coating of dressing on and the house sauce was quite oily/heavy. Meat was good and chips were good.

The concept is great of simple food done well but we have been to L’Entrecote in Singapore and I’m afraid this one (UK) comes up short. I wouldn’t rush back given the choice in London.

LH
London
8 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 1

The most appalling service all night. The manager didnt even question when we asked that service charge was removed from bill. The tatoos were enough to put anyone off their food but if 5 words were uttered I may have exaggerated...food was plonked on table/plates and to serve the next table her behind was almost planted on my husbands plate. No manners at all and will return to Maylebone rather than enjoy the shoddy standards here.

LB
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful, tasty with a great atmosphere. Looking forward to a return visit

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good, very nice service

HT
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Always adore the food here. It’s absolutely fantastic. They do appear to want to get you in and out as fast as possible and we unfortunately had to leave early due to two screaming toddlers (not the fault of the restaurant) but otherwise will be coming back here very often!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

Really great food, would recommend

c
London
13 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great night! We will return very soon.

P
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
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.

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