Margaux

4.5
304 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Contemporary European
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  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Margaux is a modern European restaurant/wine bar. The French/Italian inspired menu includes seared foie gras, house made pork terrine, porcini risotto for appetisers and seared scallops, grilled veal rib and Barolo braised beef as some of the main courses. 100 bin wine list covers a broad range of producers and grapes, with an emphasis on old world wines. If you don"t want to stretch to a bottle there are over 25 wines by the glass and carafe. The dessert menu includes a dark chocolate plate featuring cocoa in 7 textures, passion fruit crème brûlée and amaretto sponge cake and a selection of house made ice creams. The weekend brunch menu features classic such as eggs benedict and eggs royal, smoked salmon, french toast with cinnamon ice cream.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary European, Contemporary French, Italian
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Hours of Operation
Mon - Fri 12:00pm - 3:00pm and 6:00pm - 10:30pm
Sat 12:00pm - 4:00pm and 6:00pm - 10:30pm
Sun 12:00pm - 4:00pm and 6:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
020 7373 5753
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Xavier Castella Vilamajo
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Public Transit
Walking distance from South Kensington or Gloucester tube station. Bus stop C1 at Cresswell Garden or Gloucester Road.
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Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Chef's Table, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Private Dining

Margaux’s private dining room is tailor-made for all types of events, both private and corporate. The room can accommodate up to 18 people for dinners, parties and launches. (For larger events, the whole downstairs dining area can be hired out exclusively)

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Special Offers

2/3 courses & a prosecco/Bellini: £29/£35

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 14 March 2018

Ends: 30 September 2018

Availability: Mon-Fri 12:00-19:00

Reviews from verified diners
304 reviews
4.5 out of 5 stars
Outstanding
64%
Very Good
27%
Good
7%
Fair
1%
Poor
0%
4.5
food
4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.2
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
5.0Dined on 11 July 2018

Muy buena atención y riquísima la comida. Muy buen lugar y el barrio es muy lindo.

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OT
5.0Dined on 7 July 2018

We had a wonderful experience at Margaux. The food was absolutely delicious. The sizes of the servings were perfect. We loved the wine that we chose to go with our meal. The service was impeccable. Thank you to Margaux for an extremely enjoyable evening - one of the best since we have come to London.

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OT
5.0Dined on 25 June 2018

This was our first time to Margaux. The food was excellent and the atmosphere just right. We hope to return.

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MD
5.0Dined on 18 June 2018

Brilliant food made even better by the wonderful customer service. Couldn’t ask for better. Will be back again and again.

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LT
4.0Dined on 13 June 2018

The food in this neighborhood gem is consistently delicious and the service friendly and efficient. It can be a bit loud if there are lots if people.

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OT
4.0Dined on 5 June 2018

Great service, good atmosphere, very pleasant meal

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OT
5.0Dined on 1 June 2018

Gorgeous place!

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OT
4.0Dined on 31 May 2018

Food & Service was good overall a bit pricey.

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4.0Dined on 30 May 2018

Great food and service but let down by one of the deserts - the Mille Feuille which was poorly executed. However the waiter removed this from the bill which, for me, is a sign of excellent customer service!

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JS
5.0Dined on 28 April 2018

Visiting London from California. Great spot and service. Hidden gem. Will go back again.

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MC
4.0Dined on 27 April 2018

Very happy to have found this place. The quality of the food is very high standard. We had three starters to share and one main, all to share in two - it was the perfect amount to feel satisfied. I highly recommend the yellowtail carpaccio. Very good job chef and staff!

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MB
4.0Dined on 8 April 2018

This is a great spot for dinner near Earl's Court. Nice selection of wine, lovely menu, and quiet which is unusual these days. We had excellent service and were very pleased.

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OB
4.0Dined on 29 March 2018

Margaux does not look particularly inviting from outside! However inside, it is interesting with black and white photos on the walls and unusual lighting.
Thoroughly enjoyed mid-week lunch at Margaux. We all chose to eat from the set menu £29 for two courses. The food was excellent - good presentation, delicious flavours only disappointment was the tart tatin which was undercooked for one of the guests. Good wine list and we shared a bottle of 'Musar'. The service was excellent but so it should be as we were the only table in the restaurant. I understand that it is extremely popular in the evenings which would improve the overall ambience.
We all agreed it was an excellent find and we would definitely return - perhaps of an evening.
Excellent value for money,

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RS
5.0Dined on 25 March 2018

Second visit to this superbly run wonderfully authentic french restaurant. You simply must go and dine here! Cozy upstairs (there's a nice space downstairs as well, but I think being upstairs is best) and great welcome by the three guys running the front, Giulio, Greg and Mo. Authentic but creative is the way to describe the menu, (website menu same as on site, and that's a plus) with a variety of starters varying from seafood, to salads and foie gras, which was excellent, and accompanied by a suggested Sauternes by the glass - a great start! First visit I had a superb veal main but this time a equally wonderful Kingfish main. Expert attention to detail, superb front staff and an authenticity not often seen in a neighborhood bistro. Having been in the business, i appreciated all of this and could not recommend this wonderful spot enough, and can't wait to return! Well done.

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KH
5.0Dined on 24 March 2018

The service was excellent, food was made with love, ambience casual and cosy and wine list superb! A perfect experience in every way!

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CB
5.0Dined on 17 March 2018

The food here is devine. A gem for London!!! Price to quality ratio is excellent! Service is impecable, with lovely, descreat and helpful staff. Great attention to detail. Plus i love the decor here. I make sure to go to this place everytime i am in London. Ps: the foie gras and the fillet are to die for!

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EB
5.0Dined on 11 March 2018

A really good table if you're really after what's in your plate. Very fresh ingredients , herbs and sauce perfectly balanced with the right mix between a mainly French base with Japanese flavours around the fork. Worth a detour...

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JP
4.0Dined on 10 March 2018

Food and service are good.
Not cheap, beware of extras: half a bottle of fizzy water costs 5 £...

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C
3.0Dined on 6 March 2018

nice local French restaurant/ we enjoyed our meal. no complaints. It was a normal good meal with nice atmosphere - but food was nothing very special- but it was good. Staff was friendly

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KO
5.0Dined on 5 March 2018

Nice atmosphere, good and creative food, good selection of wine, and friendly service. A great neighbourhood place in Chelsea.

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MP
5.0Dined on 4 March 2018

Excellent food, pleasant ambiance and nice staff.
I would definitely recommend.

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3.0Dined on 3 March 2018

We had visited this restaurant a couple of times before, and the food was really lovely as always, with adjustment for allergy concerns where necessary for 1 of the party on this occasion. Where this place falls down is the service.... I’m all for a leisurely meal, but my goodness, it took 3 hours to be served 2 courses. When we arrived, the staff were very slow to take any sort of drinks order, and actually only asked what we wanted to drink at time of ordering food....we had been in restaurant about 15 minutes at that point. Not great. The server also had an unfortunate habit of looking like some things were too much trouble, eg when we had to advise of allergies for 1 of the party & asked what the options were for this person (I had also mentioned the allergies in my booking, but it was clear no one had taken any notice of this). That said, all food served was excellent & this place has a lovely ambiance. If the service was more attentive, it would be perfect!

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4.0Dined on 2 March 2018

The food was amazing, the service was great and staff was so friendly which is usually missing in high end restaurants these days.
Just the seating area is a bit uncomfortable as some tables upstairs are so tight.

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LW
4.0Dined on 1 March 2018

We loved the wine list and the appetizers. We shared a fabulous grilled octopus that was one of the best preparations ever! We also enjoyed a wonderful squid ink Pasta. The main course of sea bass was nice but only average... not spectacular!

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OT
4.0Dined on 19 February 2018

Very good and a pleasant surprise

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SA
5.0Dined on 17 February 2018

Great service and delicious food! Especially the chocolate bomb!

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OT
5.0Dined on 16 February 2018

Just very fine food, smart service and a comfortable space

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OT
5.0Dined on 16 February 2018

Great food, wine and service

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4.0Dined on 16 February 2018

Delicious starters both yellow fin tuna carpaccio and tuna tartare. High hopes for main dish both good (king fish and scallops) but as outstanding as main. Great atmosphere and great service.

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K
5.0Dined on 15 February 2018

We enjoyed an excellent octopus appetiser and the entrees of Kingfish and Halibut . Very pleasant atmosphere and attentive service!

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OT
5.0Dined on 4 February 2018

Really good quality food. Friendly service. Cosy, lovely atmosphere.. a gem in South Kenz.

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G
5.0Dined on 4 February 2018

Everything was prefect apart from the size of the portions which can be too small for some dishes. Had same impression at Bandol the sister restaurant.

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P
5.0Dined on 31 January 2018

Really great food and recommendations from the staff. It's worth the splurge in this place.

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f
4.0Dined on 30 January 2018

The food is brilliant and we had fantastic service. A great place to catch up with friends or go on a date

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3.0Dined on 26 January 2018

Food is average, price is not. There is a good selection of wines, but if you drink by the glass you are never too sure of what you are drinking as they do not bring the bottle to the table. Some of the wines were disappointing .
The service is very friendly and the ambiance is good and informal.

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P
4.0Dined on 24 January 2018

Whilst the restaurant was much busier than we had seen on previous occasions and thus the service was more disappointing, the food quality and presentation remains consistently impressive.

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OT
3.0Dined on 24 January 2018

amazing chef.
Terrible service.
Waiter too friendly.
And very unprofessional on so many level.

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AB
4.0Dined on 20 January 2018

The place is very nice and cosy, service is great. The main course we choose were very good & refined.

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l
3.0Dined on 14 January 2018

Ambience and decor were lovely. Appetizer and main dish were very flavorful. Bread and butter should be included with your meal as is customary in a French restaurant. Unfortunately there is a charge for it, and worse, you place red peppercorns on the butter. Decoratively it looks nice but is entirely unnecessary and negatively alters the flavor of butter. The tarte tatin was very disappointing: crust not moist, and the chocolate chips are out of place and do not complement the flavors of the tarte. In my opinion, these additions, although maybe well intended, actually detract from what a customer knows and expects.

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l
4.0Dined on 9 January 2018

Always great food..

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