Le Garrick - Covent Garden

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£25 and under
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Le Garrick Restaurant located in the middle of London's theatreland is an intimate French restaurant that's a favourite with theatrical types, business people and lovers of French cuisine. There is a homely restaurant at ground level, while at lower ground level the friendly bar/dining room has intimate nooks for romantic moments. Le Garrick's menu features classics and favourites of French bistro cooking, dishes like grilled entrecote with sauce poivre and pommes frites or lemon tarte with creme fraiche among the classic desserts. The two course prix fixe menu is a lifesaver pre-theatre. The entirely French wine list offers wines by the carafe as well as the bottle and glass. In an area that's chock-a-block with chain eateries, Le Garrick is a one-off.
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OT
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

The atmosphere is lovely, but the verdict on the food is more ambivalent. The mussels were great and so was the fish of the day - but the snails are done in a slightly strange sauce which is not the traditional version at all. Though I’d happily go back to try other things on the menu!

MW
Bath
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We enjoyed our meal, table booked easily, food was delicious, service pretty quick. We sat upstairs which was fine but downstairs looked much more atmospheric. Maybe next time!

DS
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We enjoyed a delicious pre-theatre meal at Le Garrick - the perfect venue for a romantic meal. Food and atmosphere were great, the scallops were perfect and the cassoulet was amazing. We will be back

EC
London
7 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent evening with good food and service What more could you want

MA
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Top French cooking - the onglet was quite superb - and her friendly service made for a splendid birthday lunch.

FS
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing atmosphere, we sat downstairs for an anniversary meal, the food was incredibly reasonably priced and the staff were outstanding, one of the staff members was obviously new but was amazing considering. Would I dine her again, without question. Can’t wait to come back

BW
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 3Ambience 1

We revisited Le Garrick for my husbands 68th birthday after making reservations on their website. Their three course set menu seemed fine. It was quite full, but we got a table at 2 pm. Upon arrival Sunday 29.09 on time,there were several vacansies. We gave them my name but the waiter didn't check our reservation, just gave us a table for two. As it was, they didn't have the advertised menu - no moules, and no steak. As a matter of fact, they didn't have any moules at all, allthough it was listed in three different places on the menu. The waiter suggested that I had salmon, which he described as being "almost the same" (hello - we are Norwegians, we know the difference between moules and salmon...) Nor did they have the bottle of Pinot Noir that we ordered, but they recommended a bottle of Cotes de Rhône, which they served in white wine glasses, instead of Burgundy glasses. But the food arrived quickly. Sad to say; the scallops didn't taste anything, the chevre chaud was cold and hard in the center, and the burger actually is bigger and tastier at Burger King. Leaving the restaurant we let the waiter understand that although we had been eating and drinking and enjoying eachothers company, it had been a rather disappoiting experience. He first excused himself by saying that they thought our reservation was a "no show" (?), then he talked to his manager and invited us back the next day for a complimentary lunch. Sadly we had to decline, but we appriciated the gesture. It was all held in a polite and friendly manner - still my advice to others is to avoid Le Garrick's - their 35 years reputation as a French restaurant is wearing thin to say the least.

d
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

Booked for dinner, arrived at 18:15 but they seemed understaffed when we arrived. Sat without a menu until we asked for one, once we had ordered the drinks they forgot to bring mine until I asked again, had to ask to order food and at the end of the meal we asked for the bill three times...was just a bit disappointing. Food was very nice, just a shame that the service was lacking. I would try again though, reasonably priced food which was very tasty and this could have just been an off day.

TB
London
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Very nice will go again - went for a cheepy pre theater dinner but still managed to spend £100

T
London
5 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The menu was good and the food quality was good. The wine selection was also good although a little expensive. We sat upstairs and it has a nice, brasserie feel. We have also sat downstairs where it's busier, noisier but cosier.

SR
London
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a great place to eat whether it’s lunch or dinner. Thanks again Le Garrick :-)

JB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My favourite French restaurant in central London. Fantastic food, lovely atmosphere and top quality service - and still a great value option. I love this place.

s
London
17 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very good place to célébrité birthday or romanticisme moment

PR
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Very nice food, atmosphere and attentive staff, who were polite and helpful, a little cramp with no much space between tables, however did no take away from good evening

IS
London
5 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 5Ambience 2

Looked like a great spot upstairs but we were escorted to our table in the basement. I've never been in such a crowded restaurant. There's barely space to move between tables. Would hate to try to get out in an emergency.

m
Miami
19 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Good food, friendly staff. Table was in a corridor, not very comfortable.

AS
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 2

This was disappointing. Our first course took about 35 minutes to arrive and lacked flavour. The main course arrived without the side order which took another 5 minutes to be served. Whilst the main course ( confit of duck) was OK it did not deliver much flavour and was poorly presented. We decided against ordering desserts as it was getting too close to our time to leave for the theatre and we were concerned they would not be delivered in time. The restaurant was very cramped and the shabby triumphed over the chic.

FM
Hertfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

I went with my family for an early-evening dinner. We were seated, as requested, downstairs and the service was absolutely superb - personal and fun, but without being intrusive. Unfortunately, I don't remember our waiter's name. He was terrific though.

My mother had a slight issue with her main course, but didn't mention it until everyone else had finished. The Manager apologised profusely and assured us it would have been dealt with immediately if we'd let them know and they discounted our bill for the inconvenience.

Otherwise, every other plate was cleared!

A really lovely finish to a great day, so thank you - we will be back!

AS
London
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

An excellent eatery, with an intimate atmosphere. Perfect for a date night or pre-show meal

MT
London
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Food was surprisingly average except steak was perfect. Amazing service and ambience was great too.

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Very average restaurant with not much of a french flavour. All pretty standard and quite expensive for what it actually is.

d
London
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always fantastic, it's like being in France itself.! Not exactly French but the cheesecake was the best iv ever had.

RM
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Good food and service. The staff is very friendly. The restaurant is a bit noisy.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Cassoulet was excellent. Difficult to get outside of France.

JA
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

We went as a family to eat dinner in celebration of my husband's birthday. The food was yummy, the service great, and we all left happy and full. Thank you!

YL
London
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The atmosphere was great, food delicious, service good positioning of table not so good as felt we were blocking a corridor. Last minute booking and a great start to a lovely evening.

SE
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

We enjoyed our family meal, staff very friendly & attentive. Nice & private as we were in an alcove

IB
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Never had a bad meal at le Garrick. We go quite often and it's always delicious!

GQ
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Overall, food was good, but pate starter was a bit dry.
Bottle or rose was £35, which I think is a bit excessive

MF
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Very disappointed with the quality of my steak and the portion size was far too small.

JS
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Had been recommended to this restaurant I'm sorry but would not visit again. Received starters, items missing - no one asked if all ok until they collected dishes which was abit too late. I felt it was overpriced for what you got.
It wasn't as if it was overly busy so service could have been better.

OT
London
9 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A repeat visitor to this lovely French restaurant. We normally sit downstairs, but this time we were seated upstairs which gave the visit a different (equally good spin). We had lovely French food (the Vacherin was delicious, and extra bread no problem) and wine with friendly and attentive, but not overly intrusive staff. I often recommend this spot to people looking for good food and service at a reasonable price... We'll no doubt be back soon.

G
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 2

We thought when we entered Le Garrick that it would be a charming French experience but there was nothing charming about it. A tiny location on the corner of the street with no real ambience. Servers were French with very little English so that martinis ordered with olives (the word olives not understood until pointed out on menu) came with lemon twists. When the error was noted, server said, this is a martini. Further, no gin, let alone Hendricks, came anywhere near the vermouth and water(?) the drink was made of. Starters of scallops and of foie gras were mediocre. Beef burgundy and and rabbit cassoulet were good enough to save the dinner from being a disaster. Choice of desserts was minimally acceptable. Clearly we did not enjoy the experience.

MA
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time in this french restaurant, We loved it. The food is really good, and the service was amazing. I don't know the name of our waiter, just know he was half scottish, half Columbian. Merci

EM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had drinks on Friday pm and Pablo was very efficient and friendly. Returned Saturday for food and the staff were very accommodating re change of table time and seating arrangements. Loved the casual cozy ambience, food and service faultless will definitely return.

F
London
48 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very cosy restaurant with great food. Would definitely recommend it.

L
London
17 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

waiter was good and made good recommendations and was very knowledgeable

DO
London
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent French food, and an atmosphere that makes you imagine you're in Paris and not London.

JM
London
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always the meal was superb, service excellent and we had a brilliant evening, thanks.

JW
Kent
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Booked for an anniversary meal before going to the ballet. Pablo, our waiter was superb and the food was very good.

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