Le Garrick - Covent Garden

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£25 and under
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French

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Pre/post Theatre
Le Garrick, located in London's theatreland, is an intimate French restaurant. There is a homely restaurant at ground level, while at lower ground level the friendly bar/dining room has intimate nooks for romantic moments. Expect classics and favourites of French bistro cooking; grilled entrecote with sauce poivre & pommes frites or lemon tarte with creme fraiche among the classic desserts. The 2/C prix fixe menu is a lifesaver pre-theatre. In an area that's full of chains, Le Garrick is a one-off.








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4.5
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J
London
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

Loved our pre-theatre dinner here on Monday night. I had the goats cheese salad to start and thought the few fresh beets a nice extra touch. I found the cheese itself a bit acidic but perhaps that is a price point issue. The standout was the Poulet Basquaise which was a special - delicious!!! I think I would have licked the plate if I could have, a total winner the meat just fell off the bone and the pepper/tomato sauce was beautifully seasoned. The atmosphere and friendly service make for a lovely setting. We will be back!

G
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3Food1Service4Ambience3

It was a lovely restaurant but the wine on the set menu wasn’t great and the medium-rare steak was very definitely undercooked.

d
London
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service and food are always 1st class here. 10/10

MS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely meal as ever. We introduced our friends to it, they were very impressed and said they would come again.

GS
Naples
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

perfect in every way, staff are outstanding, our favourite in London

M
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

We have eaten here several times when we are in London, primarily going to an event at the Royal Opera House. Service is excellent, and we can count on getting to our seats in plenty of time. The food is good, not great, but tasty. I had the market fish with an olive sauce. The plaice was fresh, but the sauce, an olive tapenade, overwhelmed the fish. New potatoes were a bit cool, but tasty.

H
London
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent welcoming staff - always charming. Wonderful food always beautifully served.

OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience4

Went here a few years back and had a super time so thought we’d come for a birthday celebration after a theatre trip.

Food was terrible - cold, flung on to the plate without any care for presentation. Wetherspoon’s food is superior and far better value! Is basically catering to clueless tourists.

Service was also incredibly slow.

Such a shame as the restaurant itself is cosy and full of atmosphere.

S
London
6 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Un trés bon resto vraiment comme un bistro authentique français. Le boeuf bourguignon était délicieux. Je vous recommande.

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JR
London
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere and food and very attentive service. Will definitely be back

JJ
London
15 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Reliable and friendly bistro in the heart of theatre-land. You can expect good food and speedy service.

DM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience2

Very poor service. Average food. Unappealing atmosphere.

B
London
12 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

A great place in central London for a pre-theatre meal. Very reliable and very quick service - just what you want when you are trying to get out again quickly. Steak Frites was delicious as was the lemon tart.

SW
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Really lovely atmosphere in a great location! Onion soup was great.

P
London
7 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous little place, never fails to deliver. So lovely to have a menu where you dont have to ask what the crazy things are, this is a true menu for the customer, not the chef's ego. Very reasonable prices especially when it is so good, service delightful (although my ice cream had possibly stood a bit too long before service, but I love this place so much I will forgive them that, and the taste outweighed any slight discrepancy in texture). Cannot wait to go again.

LO
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

The quality of the food on my visit was not quite the standard I recalled from the visit some years ago. I was surprised the lemon chicken was served with the volume of very oily frites that it was.

That said, the staff were friendly, the selection of wines acceptable and the dessert was also good.

W
London
11 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was the evening of St. Valentine’s Day and the restaurant was packed. Nevertheless, we were seated immediately and the service, as too was the food and wine, very good. We had a most enjoyable evening.

JH
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I go all the time and have yet to have a bad experience. I recommend it all the time

GS
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Le Garrick has excellent ambience, buzz, and great and engaging stuff. Love their hearty dishes, their wine selection, and the half-litre carafe concept. The perfect place for a two-course meal. Deserts is an area where they can improve.

DO
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have been to Le Garrick a few times a year for ages. It’s terrific and great value. The quality of food, drinks and service has remained consistently high throughout. Great atmosphere too. Ideally situated for a pre theatre meal.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Wonderful food and dessert at a very reasonable price.

DB
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food as usual, I've been coming here for over 20 years and never is it stade, always fresh and delicious!

AN
Essex
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely ambiance, good food, tasty cocktails. A friend and I went for a pre-theater meal. We had a lovely time. The staff is very polite. Quick service.

JW
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

I have eaten here several times and it is always excellent!

MR
London
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent! Wonderful place to have lunch or diner after theatre

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Pleasurable location, decent menu, good service. Will be back.

C
London
39 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food3Service4Ambience4

Le Garrick, a small authentic French Restaurant in Covent Garden wher for a reasonable price you can dine as if you were in France. Has a lot of ambience and the French waitress was a delight. The only bugbear and that lets it down is the pre theatre menu, more precisely the onglet steak. Thin, stringy and quite hard to eat even cooked medium rare.. which isn't something I normally do.. and is now, 2 hours later something I am deeply regretting. However this could just be me or just an off cut of meat. Either way, only thing that let down an enjoyable evening.

KH
London
6 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience4

Le Garrick has for many years been one of my favourite places. We have loved going downstairs into the “crypt” and the service has always been excellent. The thing is...the food was poor.

I had a minuscule sliver of tasteless foie gras washed down by a WARM glass of sweet wine. All 3 of us had very disappointing confit de canard. When the chips are the highlight of a meal, you know there’s a problem.

S
London
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience4

We were there for pre theatre dinner but they forgot our dessert and the service was so slow we had to run to the theatre!

LC
London
6 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Restaurant on the snug side in the basement, however adds to the coziness and ambience. The staff are very friendly and welcoming. The set menu is really good value for money and. Food arrives quickly and is hot. Had the onglet steak for main and was cooked very nicely. Recommend for pre theatre dinner.

NW
London
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

We had the mussels. They were miniscule . Other than that a very nice occasion. Change your supplier or take off the menu.

RB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Le Garrick is close to several theatres and so we went there for dinner at 6pm on a Friday.
The service was good and attentive and their recommendations in specials of the day where good (and in fact cheaper than what I had said I was going to order).
My only complaint is that as a table for two we were effectively in a corridor which meant it felt like we were in the way and the air conditioning started drinking in my friends.
Other than that it was a pleasant meal but I would rather not sit in the corridor again.

FD
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff were very friendly and the food delicious. Would definitely go back.

JH
London
4 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

There's always a great atmosphere here - especially downstairs in the old cellar. It feels like being in Paris - and being young again... Lovely

P
London
4 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Le Garrick was as good as it always been. Good food, wonderful friendly and efficient service. First time for my friend. She will be back!

JF
London
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful French restaurant in the heart of Covent Garden. Attentive and friendly service., delicious food and fairly priced. A greet place to spend my birthday.

AB
London
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great location and friendly staff
The food was good - would definitely recommend

K
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

I was very disappointed as this looked lovely online. It is rather "tired" and smelled a bit musty downstairs, rather dreary. Service was slow (very friendly but slow) although it was very quiet. My friend disliked the atmosphere and the wait so much that we tried to cancel our order but it was too late. My friend's risotto was awful and she had to send it back - the waitress agreed it didn't taste right. My duck was nice but very expensive for what it was - ie just confit duck and green beans for £18. There are so many great places to eat in the area and I felt embarrassed I had chosen this...

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love it here.

JC
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Love this places. Ideal for pre or post theatre. Lovely staff, authentic, good ambience, lovely food