Le Salon Privè

4.3
538 reviews
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£26 to £40
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French
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  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Le Salon Privè is a Classic French bistro with a Parisian style, serving regional dishes. It is an intimate French neighbourhood restaurant that feels like home the moment you enter.

As well as a gorgeous Private Dining Room on the first floor, Le Salon Privè is a little piece of France in St.Margarets
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Brighton
3 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Had another wonderful meal - just peeved that we were charged nearly £3 for a small basket of additional bread when we had spent £160 plus on wine and dinner for two.

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c
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Very pricey for very small portions, some dishes poorly executed, mainly over cooked

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AW
London
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

What a charming restaurant to have fairly locally to us. Reasonably priced wine list, friendly helpful staff. Interesting menu well presented and certainly no chance of leaving hungry. Delicious light pastry for the dessert tart. Not much of a general din as can sometimes prove challenging, so we could chat and my mother's hearing aids coped fine. Will definitely return at some point. Thank you.

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M
London
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely restaurant , superb atmosphere and top notch food and a great wine selection, we enjoyed the whole evening service was attentive but not oppressive, At the end of the evening the Chef/Patron came out in his Whites to checkup on our evening's experience - very nice touch. - we will be back - highly recommended.

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D
London
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really enjoyed the venue and service. However they seemed a little unsure with a few things - the mojito we had was with mint liqueur instead of fresh mint and they were not aware that the lobster had to be pre-ordered a day before until they checked with the chef (seemed a little strange as other restaurants do not have a problem) We ordered a bottle of wine and then on their recommendation changed it to something that was double the price (I think they could have mentioned this as we were discussing).

Having said all this the food, wine and ambience was great and I would go again!

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JH
London
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic food and varied menu. Attentive service. Looking forward to coming back.

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JS
London
4 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

First time visit,attracted by Richmond card offer of 20% discount which brought it into our price range. Very nice ambience, excellent service. Bread and linen napkins greatly appreciated. House white pleasant and thankfully just 10% alcohol, which means one can drive and have a glass. Food was authentic and delicious. Will keep an eye out for further Richmond card offers, and indeed will hope to fit another visit in before the curent one ends. Three very satisfied and appreciative customers !

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KR
London
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Le Salon Prive is a fantastic hidden gem in St Margarets, just outside the busy streets of Richmond. The food is fantastic and the restaurant decor and set up will remind you of a small family run french restaurant in a village in France. Great service and kind staff who will help you with any special dietary requirements.

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Berlin
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Loved it! Felt like we’re back in France

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OL
London
45 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

17 years this had been on the "to try" list, It did not desapoint, not far from St Margareth and Twickenham station, the building is gorgeous. The dinning on the ground floor is great (though I ll not recomment the tables which are in the centre). The food was true french and delicious, the wine list very reasonable, It won't take me another 17 years to go back!

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JM
London
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We went on a busy Friday night therefore it was crowded and a bit noisy. The food was very good and I would recommend the pigeon. Service was excellent, attentive but not over the top.

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J
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was excellent. Food was really good as was the service

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m
London
10 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely restaurant that dishes up really well cooked food at reasonable prices. We were there for the Sunday lunch which is basically £20 for two courses or £25 for three. There is a £2 supplement for the beef on the bone but my word it is worth it. Good selection of wine from reasonable to not and the service was very good.

Highly recommended.

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SL
London
12 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Beautiful decoration and nice ambience service from ordering to receiving starters was very slow despite there only being 3 other tables at the time. Brunette waiter looked like someone forced her to be there the blonde was was excellent. Food was good but not great more seasoning needed. Would go back for an everyday meal but not a special occasion.

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AH
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Steak was amazing, and steak night on a Tuesday is great value.

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s
London
10 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Great food - real shame about the service. We arrived and were seated - took 10 minutes from them to give the menu......no drinks order taken ...........then finally afters a further 10 minutes I managed to get the attention of a waitress to order. Everyone else seemed to be being served and and attended to almost as if we were invisible. Our starters eventually arrived but still no wine I had to ask for it............very poor. The only saving grace was the food.
It was also very disappointing as I had clearly stated on my booking that 3 out of the 5 of us were actually celebrating a birthday. I have always loved Le Salon Prive and previously the Brula but I really will be very hesitant in coming back or recommending it to anyone as I was extremely upset by the way we were treated.

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VA
London
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We went for Sunday Lunch. The roast beef was excellent, the vegetables a little bit undercooked for our taste but overall a very enjoyable meal.

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RA
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely cosy restaurant with delicious food and great atmosphere. Clearly very popular.

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MT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

I have eaten here before and had a good experience, therefore I booked it again. This time the service was so slow, it was 30 mins before we ordered, and the wait between the starter and the main course was 45 mins. I arrived at 8pm and left at 10.40pm for two courses. I served myself the wine as the staff missed their opportunity. The starter was good, wish i had ordered it twice. The main courses were really ordinary, I would have been better off with a supermarket dinner for two. Butternut with lamb was tasteless and the quantity of lamb would have not made two lamb chops. About the same size as my starter. The side order of mixed vegetables were so poor and seriously undercooked that the restaurant removed it from the bill. There was not the option of removing service charges from the bill.
All in all very poor

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Had a great Valentines lunch, service is great and food is excellent.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Birthday dinner, food was fantastic as was the wine. Attentive staff but not overly so. Was a little cold in the restaurant but soon warmed up. Aperitif was raspberry and Prosecco which was delicious, steak was succulent and the wood pigeon realty flavoursome. I’d recommend it. Bijou and friendly

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SM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Staff were very attentive and accommodating. Menu du jour was superb value for good quality and delicious food.

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EC
London
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

To begin positively the flavour of the food was great had a beatififul cod dish wit haricot beans and mussels but was really disappointed with the service. I arrived a bit late for the reservation and although my wife already had a drink I was not asked if I wanted one. Also once wine was ordered it was forgotten about until after the mains arrived. Ambience wise the lights are left too bright for the small romantic setting it appears to be aiming for. I had high hopes following reviews on here but not sure I will return. Can reiterate that top marks to chef though as the food was lovely.

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w
London
4 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Fantastic dinner all courses cooked and presented to perfection. Fourth time here and never had a bad experience. Waiting staff attentive. Highly recommend

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1 review
Dined on 15 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Incredible independent restaurants are few and far between. Its tempting to keep this one all to myself. Excellent, authentic, high class classical French cuisine, great ingredients, great presentation, great service, without pretension, cosy, warm, friendly relaxed and inviting. A hidden gem in St Margaret's. Sadly if I don't share this find with others out there we risk losing it. With reluctance I must state clearly, that this place is BRILLIANT! Stop reading - make a booking - you wont regret it.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

A very surly initial waitress who was condescending and ignorant. Didn’t offer the wine to be tasted and just poured straight into the glass. Thankfully a lovely girl took over and we had a very enjoyable rest of the evening. Food was good and was the wine. Maybe a little music would improved the atmosphere.

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TB
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

3 courses for £20 on the menu du jour is an absolute steal at a restaurant with the chef proprieter having such pedigree and a well informed and personable floor staff. Every mouthful a joy and I can't wait to finish dry January and give the wine list and full a la carte a good seeing to. Wonderful find.

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ID
London
11 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

One of my favourite restaurants ever, anywhere. The service is always fantastic. Friendly and helpful. The food is great. It is a lovely restaurant. Go there.

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DD
London
146 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We decided to treat ourselves to lunch out after a busy couple of days over Christmas and hadn't been to Le Salon Prive for some time, so chose it for a change. We had a lovely lunch with delicious food and charming service. Will certainly go back another time.

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PK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have visited this restaurant many times but not on Christmas Eve before.
The food, service and ambience is excellent. It is the ideal place for an intimate evening.
I would like to thank the staff for making this a very special Christmas Eve.
We will be back for Sunday lunch (which is also excellent) soon.

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B
Surrey
16 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent for lunch on Xmas Eve. I was hoping for my one and only turkey meal..and even though it was not on the menu the chef accommodated us.
We will definitely go again...

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IF
London
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding doesn't even come close.
Delicious fresh food with fantastic service. I cannot recommend Me Salon Privé highly enough.

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FM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food with extremely impressive service which was courteous, attentive, and efficient.

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HF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a meal here to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The food was delicious and sensible sized portions, not too large. The service was very good - thoughtful and not intrusive. We had a lovely evening and would recommend to anyone.

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Kent
7 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My guests were very well surprised as well for the quality of food as for the venue.

We had an amazing evening !

The chef is excellent.

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JG
London
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

A fine French restaurant. The rabbit a foix grad terrine was particularly delicious.

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FG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Starters and main course were excellent but the sweets were disappointing

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a
London
4 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Great food, v slow service

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SW
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a really fun birthday celebration with great food.

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GP
London
4 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was good and well cooked. Service was polite and attentive. Small things like leaving a bottle of Dettol cleaner on the table next to us and the smell of bleach as cleaning up started before the restaurant was empty was disappointing. Expensive for the area.

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