L'Escargot is now under the ownership of Brian Clivaz and Laurence Isaacson, who between them, have been involved in some of London’s most iconic restaurants and member's clubs. James Tyrrell is now the Head Chef and his dishes celebrate classic french cooking with a modern and healthy twist.
Snails unsurprisingly are the speciality of the house; the dining room pays homage to proper French bourgeois cooking and offers exceptional value. L’Escargot has been voted London’s best French restaurant and has an excellent wine list.
Parking meters in Soho Square, Secure Parking on Gerrard Street.
Nearest Tubes are Tottenham Court Road and Leicester Square.
L’Escargot is a restaurant and private members club ideally located in the heart of Soho. For over 90 years we have hosted the great and the good in our beautiful Georgian Townhouse.View Private Dining Details
Chateaubriand offer: £45 for 2
Including Béarnaise sauce, frites, side salad and a glass of bubbly each.
Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.
Valid For: 1 - 8 people
Starts: 30 May 2018
Ends: 9 September 2018
Availability: Mon-Sat 12:00-15:00 17:00-22:00
2 courses £19.50
From a set menu. Also 2 Courses inc glass of Prosecco - £22.50
Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.
Valid For: 1 - 8 people
Starts: 19 March 2018
Ends: 9 September 2018
Availability: Mon-Sat 12:00-15:00 17:00-22:30
See availability for 1,000 point tables
Mon - Sat 12:00PM - 10:30PM
Went for set menu so maybe unfair to judge:
Salmon supermarket average quality disguised by layers of capers and dressing:
Risotto very salty.
Ice cream not home made,
Bill escalates dramatically with drinks.
Should think it would be fun if you were rich enough to explore wine list of a soho evening
Lovely eclectic restaurant - with food and service that can’t be faulted.
You can dine on an amazing budget with the fixed price menu before 7pm - perfect for lunch or pre-theatre option. Otherwise go all out and try the snails, plat du jour and don’t miss the pistachio soufflé is quite exceptional . . . and enough for two to share.
Very enjoyable get together lunch in L’Eacargot.
The location is great, the ambience is special and the food was very, very good.
Definitely recommend it for any occasion!
Fantastic helpful service despite having lovely but picky company - "you can't come here without trying l'escargot at least once".
Fixe Prix is great value and they have introduced a really nice light buffet as well - what not to like.
I had a great time since I went into the door. The front desk staff just recognized me and called my name immediately.It was so nice.
Their atomosphere and food are great,too. I love their snail&rissotto. I didn’t pay lots of expectations but their plates are actually big and filling.
I hope next time I can go there.
perfect setting ,food is great ,server was kind I need to come back there again
Went to L'Escargot to celebrate my daughter's getting taken on as a barrister after pupillage. Our table was at 5pm on Friday afternoon, as we were going on to the theatre. With four carnivores out of five diners, we booked the chateaubriand deal which was excellent value, coming with a glass of prosecco each. For starters we had snails flambéed in Ricard, and excellent lobster bisque. The steak was perfectly cooked served with skinny fries and plenty of bearnaise sauce. We ordered an additional bottle of prosecco, and a bottle of muscadet. My daughter is a vegetarian and had mushroom arancini and a broad bean risotto. Not enough room or time for desserts, though they brought my daughter a "congratulations" platter of chocolates with a candle, which was a nice touch. The staff are attentive but not snooty, and to the restaurant's great credit you do not feel awkward ordering wine from the cheaper end of the wine list, quite the contrary they help you choose something less expensive that you will enjoy. Fabulous food in beautiful surroundings, what more could you ask for? We will be back!
Simple but delicious food. The beetroot and goats cheese was perfect.
Lovely service from the waiters, attentive and thoughtful. Food beautifully cooked, interesting menu, looking forward to next visit!
First time at L'escargot and I delighted to say that the experience was excellent. The food was beautifully cooked and very tasty and the staff were attentive and helpful. Good range of choices on the menu, and reasonably priced too. I will certainly be back again after this first visit.
Great food and service as usual. A special place. We love it
Jay Rayner's review, from a little while ago, convinced us to try L'Escargot for our daughter's birthday. We were not disappointed, it was a pleasurable experience, first class food and wine coupled with outstanding service.
A lunch to remember and to be repeated when we have the excuse!
Prix fixe lunch excellent value perfect cooking and great service
Will be back !
Lovely meal, in beautiful surroundings, with character and charm, and great service.
I was last at L,Escartgot 58 years ago and upon a return visit to London it was my first choice. It certainly did not disappoint. Fantastic escargots with everything else ate the same level. So glad the restaurant is still there!
Lovely meal - always a little bit special. great dining experience in the middle of a busy London district.
A simple meal of escargot dripping in garlic butter, followed by a Chateaubriand, perfectly cooked with an exquisite specially prepared peppercorn sauce.
Delicious food served in a delightfully spacious environment.
Hard to beat.
Great place for an after Threter dinner. The place looked amazing and the food was as good. Recommend for anyone in the area.
Yet another delicious chateau briand at escargot ! The meat is superb and always cooked just as asked. At a price of £45 two with a glass of prosecco it's a great deal - very attentive and courteous staff
Good quality food and service. Very friendly staff who went out of their way to make the experience feel special. Classic French without being snobby.
Great food and service. The only minor issue was that a couple of colleagues popped outside for a cigarette but the food was still served and was slightly cold when they returned. Maybe a good case for not smoking!
Great date place, excellent service, amazing food.
Great place to celebrate le 14 Juillet! ! A little bit of France in London
Staff professional but friendly. I have mobility problems and they were very helpful .
Having not been to this restaurant since the mid nineties I was interested to see if it had maintained the very good standard that I remember from that time. And overall I would say that it has. The food was excellent ( I had the lobster terrine starter and duck as the main ), service was very good and the atmosphere was fine. My only complaint would be that there were no "extras" that the very best restaurants provide as a given, namely no bread with the meal (amazing given that L'Escargot is a French restaurant!), no amuse bouches, no complementary olives etc especially given the meal was a 60th birthday celebration !
Really fantastic meal for my graduation. Lovey attentive staff, best meal I’ve ever had.
This restaurant is just a fantastic place to go . Warmly greeted on arrival the staff are so polite attentive and friendly .
The lunch menu was excellent and the wine perfect .
Cannot recommend it highly enough.
Not what it was a decade ago. Felt more of a tourist trap and food less value.
The food was disappointing. The crab was dry and had too much chili, and the sole was heavily overcooked. Diappointing.
Good food generally but disappointed with the souffle which was overcooked and dry. Everything else was spot on, service good and great menu.
Loved the location, history, ambiance and professional personable staff. Went for the Escargot and was 100% satisfied. They were wonderful. The wine selection was great and we loved the pistachio soufflé for dessert.
Food was very good as usual. Service was pretty average too say that the restaurant was very quiet. Overall a good experience.
L'Escargot lived up to expectation, from the starters of chicken liver parfait, endive salad, salmon and snails to the mains of beef Rossini (very expensive but excellent) Chateaubriand for two (a little on the small side) and lemon sole the whole experience was very good. Service was excellent right from the welcoming team at reception to the engaging waiter.
Pre theatre at 5pm. Lovely front room. Terrific service from front of house. Good wines by the glass. Super chateau briande. Altogether super.
Nice to be back at the restaurant for a very enjoyable lunch. Escargot were perfect as expected, although a little bread for the wonderful herb butter should, in my view, be included rather than having to order it a separate item. Lemon Sole nicely pan fried with new potatoes and a green salad. The confit of duck looked and apparently tasted beautiful.
An excellent lunch.
Service was impeccable. Food was lovely. Snails the best I've ever had. Would go again in a heartbeat.
The friendly and helpful service resulted in a great choice of food and even tried snails for the first time which were really good a nothing like what we had been told by others!
Fantastic food that took us back to a particularly memorable date we had in Paris previously. The staff were very friendly, and there was a birthday celebration happening in the next room with live jazz-y music. Our server checked that it was not disrupting our enjoyment of our lunch, and it actually just enhanced our fun.
The food was wonderful, service top-notch and the ambience fantastic - we will hope to visit again!
The chateaubriand may have been on a special offer, but it was spectacular. L'Escargot is quietly refined, perfect for a romantic night out. The waiters are rather haughty though..
The 'old' Art Deco Escargot has now largely been swept away, but this is still one of the most characterful restaurants in all of Soho, and – though relaunched under new ownership in recent years - it's one of the few central London restaurants that still feels like a real classic. Darkly furnished and well-spaced, it's also very comfortable too. The food plays a bit of a supporting role, but it's all thoroughly well done, and charmingly and efficiently served. All-in-all, quite a winner! Set menus offer particularly impressive value.