Les Deux Salons

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285 reviews
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£26 to £40
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French

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About

Located just off Trafalgar Square and around the corner from the London Coliseum, Les Deux Salons has two new main rooms – deux salons; a French restaurant with private dining spaces on the first floor and an all-day café, bistro, bar, épicerie and cave à vin on the ground floor.


The bistro offers a wide selection of food and drink from brunch through to lunch, afternoon cakes and tarts, pre-theatre and late supper. From a tray of oysters to entrecôte frites and, of course, great French cheese, the bistro menu is full of French favourites. Guests can enjoy everything from a plate of charcuterie before curtain up to a three-course meal. The all-French wine list includes over 20 wines available by the glass and 375ml carafe.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French
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Hours of Operation
Open for lunch and dinner Monday to Friday from 12.00pm

Open for brunch on weekends from 10:30am
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Phone number
020 7420 2050
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Oliver Kuehler
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Private Party Facilities
As part of the new design, the bistro has several corners, raised areas and alcoves, suitable for larger tables. Each is named after various areas of the Left Bank. These areas can be booked for anything from breakfasts to after-theatre suppers. A semi private dining room that can sit 24 for dinner, or 30 for a stand up drinks reception.
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Private Party Contact
Federica Talato: 020 7420 2050
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Catering
The full bistro menu is available until 11.15pm Wednesday to Saturday, and until 10.45pm on Monday and Tuesday.
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Parking Details
Car Travelling by car, the nearest car parks are NCP in WC2N and Gerrard Street in China Town.
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Public Transit
Tube Charing Cross, on the Bakerloo and Northern Line, Exit 7. Leicester Square on the Northern and Piccadilly Line will get you to the door step of Les Deux Salons. Bus Take any bus to either Leicester Square or Charing Cross and follow the tube directions above.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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OT
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were treated very nicely by the staff. The fixed menu was a little bit limited, maybe three choices per course would be nice? The wine was rather more expensive than the indications we had online prior to the visit, possibly this needs to be updated. Overall a very pleasant experience both food and service very good.

D
London
49 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We have dined here several times and it never disappoints. Calves liver very good and attentive service. Ideal for pre- theatre ur a leisurely lunch.

PR
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A calm and relaxing ambience. Staff were engaging and attentive. The menu for this French cuisine was reliable and the result wonderful. We will come back!

JM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous pre-theatre lunch with my daughter and in-laws. Service was great and food delicious. Nice and quiet too despite how busy it was outside!

HR
London
10 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2017
Overall3food3service4ambience2

The restaurant was very quiet, despite it being Thursday evening. Food prices and quality OK but wines overpriced. There is better elsewhere locally.

CW
London
33 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2017
Overall2food4service4ambience1

This was our second visit. We had the two-course set menu plus a side of frites early-ish on a Wednesday evening. Food was high quality and service was professional and pleasant. Had to shout to make conversation though, and there was loud music coming through speakers on top of that. Some may not mind this but I find it a bore and, sadly, will think twice about returning.

h
Chicago
47 reviews
Dined on 1 April 2017
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Very 'meh'. Food subpar, spotty service. Just not worth it

s
London
11 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2017
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Catching up with husband after being apart. He loves Iles Flottante and we had the best one ever here with popping candy! Made the whole meal very special as it's already wonderfully French brasserie feeling Just yum

b
London
54 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Had the pre-theatre menu with my daughter - which included a glass of champagne. We both started with the beetroot salad and I then had the Beef Bourgignon, my daughter the sea bream. All were good. The desserts were excellent, cherry clafoutis with yoghurt ice-cream and the Tarte du Jour - which was pear. Service was very good throughout. All the early diners were packed into one corner of the restaurant - whilst the rest was empty, which created an odd atmosphere.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience4

One of my personal favourite restaurants for meeting friends.

ND
Essex
8 reviews
Dined on 25 March 2017
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Second visit in a month... just as good as the first.

JM
Gloucestershire
5 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely lunch here with my mum - delicious food and great service.

y
London
356 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent meal with friends at Les Deux Salons. Friendly greeting on arrival together with the free glass of champagne set the evening off well. We went for the set meal, a really good spicy pumpkin soup - best i have tasted for years. Beef Bourginon to follow was melting and tasty with mash and broccoli. The cheese plate was interesting and served at room temperature which makes a change. All in all a great value meal and we will be back

i
London
19 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent French restaurant. Very good food and service.

SM
London
132 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience4

A solid choice to which I return when I can; used to get here more often when my office was nearby. There's some pretty authentic French food here, kind of classic Lyons brasserie style, but it's not all French. The Josper grill is still an asset and as much as anything, I come here for the excellent "onglet" steak. The prawn, crayfish & crab cocktail is a keeper. Served in quite a big bowl, with shredded lettuce and chopped avocado & seafood, it looks more like a salad, but has the authentic prawn cocktail taste, enhanced by the extra shellfish varieties and including a slight, welcome kick of cayenne (I think). The wines by the carafe are a very useful option - this time I had a fairly pricey but terrific Joguet Chinon, a top producer - and my Vesper Martini was perfect. Good all rounder. Fairly noisy dinner time atmosphere but pleasantly so. Lunch would probably be quieter, for business meals. Food is at least Very Good in general, Outstanding for what I had this visit.

BC
London
63 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always head here for a pre-theatre supper - lovely cosy bar (post or pre theatre) and the food is excellent French bistro-style. Attentive service and as one of us was gluten and dairy free they were able to provide options including gluten-free bread.

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2017
Overall3food3service4ambience2

I came here a few times in the past and always liked this place but in this particular occasion there is little I enjoyed.
It was a Thursday evening at dinner and the place was almost empty - no atmosphere at all.
Despite this, we were given a dark table on the side of the restaurant. We asked to be moved more towards the centre, to enjoy the surroundings more (it's actually a very beautiful venue): the staff were lovely and moved us with no problems.
But the menu was a bit boring: it seems like it changed from a few years ago, it's now more chain pub food: I guess that's the concept of a brasserie but come on, I expected more and indeed it used to be better. Our friends ordered steak and the meat was tough, they didn't enjoy it. I ordered the cod with peppers and it was bland.
With so much competition and new stuff to try in London, I don't think I'll be back. Dommage, I used to like it here.

HP
London
20 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I had a lovely meal and enjoyed the relative quietness, after the theatre goers had gone! The service was excellent, as was the food. Always nice to go to this restaurant.

m
London
14 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2017
Overall1food1service4ambience2

The brasserie is very dimly lit and rather depressing, whilst the childrens meals where okay our starter of charcuterie was tired and bland and our main course cassoulet was under cooked, bland and the lamb very fatty. On the plus side the service was very good and they did not charge for the cassoulet and dealt with the complaint gracefully.

RA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A party of 8 of us enjoyed a very nice pre-theatre meal and the service was excellent until it came to the bill, when they made a muddle of it, first presenting us with a bill with things missing and then , at the second attempt, double charging us for some items. WE got there in the end, but the management were embarrassed - I don't think this happens very often and it will not put me off going back.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff were great. We had a pre theatre dinner, party of 8. Two were delayed and the staff went out of their way to make it all work well. Food was lovely and reasonable for a pre-theatre meal. I would recommend for all sorts of dining, buzzing, busy and great atmosphere.

F
London
18 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

THE SET MENU WAS GOOD ALTHOUGH PERHAPS ONE MORE CHOICE WOULD HAVE BEEN A PLUS. THE BREAD WAS EXCELLENT. SERVICE FRIENDLY.

JF
London
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very good service. Nice ambience. Informal, relaxed but not casual. Soup was excellent. Colleague enjoyed fish dish, which was well prepared. Steak not absolutely top top knotch but fine. Wine very drinkable given the price. All in all a very good lunch.

EH
London
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very noisy in the main bar area, but as there were 6 of us, after our drinks and for our meal, we were put in the back area where there was only ourselves. This was much more better for us and enabled us to talk to our friends.

AC
London
305 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2017
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The place has changed! The bistro is brighter and cleaner, though still rather cramped, and there is now a separate restaurant upstairs. The menu is more in line with the neighbourhood, ie there is a reasonably priced pre-theatre prix fixe menu, which is a welcome change from the usually heavy plat du jour, and some portions of these are huge! We are sad some of the more traditional desserts have disappeared; they no longer have floating islands (oeufs a la neige) on the menu and the dessert range is now very ordinary. However, still a good place to come if you are going to the many, many theatres in the area.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2017
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Although pleased to the quietness but that was due to the time of night. We had an issue with our steak that they could not rectify. They did give us our glasses of wine as compensation but as the wine was not very nice we don't believe our problem was rectified to our satisfaction.

d
London
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2017
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Generally a good experience, very attentive friendly staff but had to ask about 6 times to get a slice of gluten free toast. The soup was rather bland

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2017
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Been here several times before. Never was it so busy (a good sign, I suppose, and we were able to wait at the bar until our table was ready). Cocktails were very good. Starter (potato soup) was excellent) But the main course (Welsh sirloin stake hung for 100 days) was very disappointing (full of fat with the texture of leather - no doubt due to the 100 days of hanging around - and charred, even though it was meant to be medium rare) and irrationally expensive (£28.50 plus service charge...!) even for central London. Evening spoilt, unfortunately.

RM
London
4 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We chose the two-course pre-theater menu. the food was excellent, the setting very convenient, the service friendly and able. All in all, a great experience. We will do it again.

L
London
7 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Fantastic food and service. Only comment was that table was not ready as bread was served but plates were not available and child seat was brought down but just left on the side. Great atmosphere, recommend to reserve as it gets busy quickly

j
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Perfect fir pre theatre as most of the patrons were. Nice section at a fair price. Thought about dining upstairs where we have had a very nice meal before but it opens at 7:00 after the pre theatre group had left.

N
Hampshire
47 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Midweek meal with old friends. All had the prix fixe menu which was pretty good value for this part of London. Wines a bit pricey but plenty by the glass. Excellent service from the waiting staff.

OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A great atmosphere and great staff. Good choice of cocktails. The celeriac and apple soup was amazing. However I was very disappointed with the deserts. The creme brulee and 4 mini deserts were so dry and had a horrid aftertaste. I felt like I wasted my money. Such a shame

N
London
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and the service was fantastic. We had a great time. Thanks

RB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent food. Attentive but not intrusive waiters. Very handy for Garrick Theatre.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a very pleasant pre-theater dining experience at this French bistro, the service was excellent, from the Sommelier down to the waiter we had. Highly recommend it for value, choice and overall ambience!

A
London
7 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2017
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Entrecote was overcooked and cold and frites were cold too. However mgmt were great when we pointed this out. They sincerely apologised and discounted our meal by over 55%. We have good meals here in the past and due to mgmt caring we will come back again.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2017
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Navarin of lamb was unlike any navarin that I have had and unlike any recipe that I have seen. Disappointing in what purports to be a French restaurant.

H
London
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent service and good value. Perfect pre-theatre meal.

P
London
64 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience3

such a lovely set menu at a reasonable price for 18.00 for 2 courses, highly recommend the ravioli as a starter -excellent