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L'Escargot Soho London's Oldest French Restaurant - L'Escargot, London, Greater London

L'Escargot

4.6
4.6
478 Reviews
£41 and over
French
L'Escargot is London's oldest and most celebrated French restaurant serving classic French provincial dishes. It also has a great cocktail bar with reasonably priced cocktails and all day dining. Upstairs in the cocktail Bar there are live music acts every weekend.

The restaurant has welcomed luminaries such as Coco Chanel, Charles de Gaulle, Maurice Chevalier, Laurence Olivier, Lucien Freud and Francis Bacon. Princess Diana was a regular and to this day the restaurant is the home of many celebrated personalities.

It is located close to all the major West-End theatres, which makes it an excellent pre and post theatre dining spot.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 25 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    French, Mediterranean, Continental
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Tue–Sat 12:00–15:00 Sun 12:00–17:00 Dinner Tue–Sat 17:00–22:30
  • Phone number
    020 7439 7474
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    James Tyrell
  • Private party facilities
    As if the location and the food weren’t enough, the private rooms at L’Escargot make the perfect space for almost any event. Private lunches & dinners (up to 40 guests)Standing drinks receptions & canapés (up to 70 guests)Want to get married here? You can also hire out the whole venue!
  • Area
    Soho
  • Cross Street
    Old Compton Street, Greek Street, Bateman Street
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Tottenham Court Road and Leicester Square tube stations
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Vegan, Wine

Experiences

  • Afternoon Tea

    £29.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    L'Escargot Afternoon Tea Selection of finger sandwiches: Roast chicken with tarragon mayonnaise, Farmhouse brown Cucumber with cream cheese and chives, Soft white loaf Scotch Smoked Salmon, Granary bread Burford Brown Egg mayonnaise, Brioche Home Baked Scones Plain scone Fruited scone with golden raisins Cornish clotted cream and English strawberry jam Fancy Cakes Pear and almond frangipane tart Chocolate éclair Snail-shaped meringues with Chantilly cream Selection of Teas form Mariage Frères, Paris
    Afternoon Tea photo
  • Sunday Lunch

    £35.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    L'Escargot is excited to welcome you on Sunday's for a long and relaxing Lunch. We will be offering a Set Menu with different options including a delicious Roast beef and Yorkshire Pudding ! 2x Courses for £35.00 3x Courses for £39.00
    Sunday Lunch photo
  • Pre Theatre

    £27.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Here at L'Escargot we offer a Prix/Fix Menu of: 2 Courses for £27 or 3 Courses for £32 This menu is available from 12:00pm until 15:00pm / 17:00pm to 18:30pm.

What 478 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • West End London

    French

478 Reviews
  1. Smiler

    New York City

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first visit to L’Escargot and we had a really nice meal. There was lots of choice and we found plenty of things on the menu that we would have been happy to choose. The food and wine were very good. The service was excellent the staff were very knowledgeable, welcoming and friendly. Thoroughly recommend this restaurant.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was excellent, attentive without being annoying. Food was amazing, beautifully cooked and presented. Cannot wait to go again
    L'EscargotResponded 6 days ago
    Thank you for the lovely review which we much appreciate - we can not wait to welcome you back !! Best wishes ...@/"...@/"

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ‘Afternoon tea’ exceeded our expectations and was exceptional. Our family group of 4 thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The staff were responsive to any request but also discrete and non intrusive. The food could not be faulted.
    L'EscargotResponded 6 days ago
    Thank you, we are delighted you enjoyed the Afternoon tea. Best wishes ...@/"...@/"

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  4. LionKing

    London

    96 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    96 reviews

    Dined on 31 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best restaurant I've been to in a while. Excellent service, delicious food, sophisticated ambience. What more could one want?
    L'EscargotResponded 6 days ago
    Thank you so much for the lovely review. We really appreciate it. We hope to welcome you back very soon. Best wishes...@/"...@/"

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  5. RobinL

    London

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on 26 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Proper traditional French food served with calm professionalism by a dedicated and highly skilled staff. This is not the place for tiny portions of nouvelle cuisine but where one can get a proper lunch or dinner (and even afternoon tea). The decor is charming and the restaurant can cater for private parties. It is laid out like a private house with upstairs private dining areas and bars and a large downstairs dining room in two areas.

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  6. SimonB

    London

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 26 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Impeccable service, quality and value - a long leisurely Sunday lunch where many places would be trying to turn tables

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  7. Maisie

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    L’Escargot never fails! It’s on of London’s oldest and most respected restaurants for a reason. Thank you to Cedric for the amazing service:)

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent wine, good food and a kind, pleasant service. Well done

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing place to eat in the centre of London! The food, service and the ambience was amazing. We thoroughly enjoyed the food- every mouthful. Thank you L’Escargot!

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  10. Zhao

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An excellent dining experience in Soho while having your dog with you.

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FAQs

L'Escargot is rated 4.6 stars by 478 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 25 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for L'Escargot

48 Greek St, London, Greater London W1D 4EF

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Old Compton Street, Greek Street, Bateman Street
  • Area
    Soho
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Tue–Sat 12:00–15:00 Sun 12:00–17:00 Dinner Tue–Sat 17:00–22:30
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    French, Mediterranean, Continental
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Tottenham Court Road and Leicester Square tube stations
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    James Tyrell
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Vegan, Wine
  • Phone number
    020 7439 7474
  • Private party facilities
    As if the location and the food weren’t enough, the private rooms at L’Escargot make the perfect space for almost any event. Private lunches & dinners (up to 40 guests)Standing drinks receptions & canapés (up to 70 guests)Want to get married here? You can also hire out the whole venue!
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