Le Relais de Venise - Soho (London)

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Steak

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Le Relais de Venise L’Entrecote is famous for its simple menu. Diners enjoy a green salad starter tossed with mustard vinaigrette and sprinkled with walnuts, with the restaurant’s signature steak frites main course to follow. The sauce which accompanies the steak has always remained a closely guarded secret and is a perfect accompaniment to the steak, which can be cooked blue, rare, medium or well done. The steak is brought to the diners in two stages (with one half held back to keep it warm) so it can be enjoyed at its best and is served with more freshly prepared frites, hand chipped on the premises. The menu (the salad and steak frites) has a fixed price of £24.

A small selection of hand-picked wines accompany the meal and there is a selection of cheeses and a dessert list with profiteroles, meringue and other ice cream confections, all freshly made on the premises.
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London
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Simple delicious food lovely staff great dessert selection

V
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 1

I used to love this restaurant, but it was tired the other night. Service was lackluster and the ambience wasn't that exciting. It's too bad, was once a really fun place to go when we're in town.

G
London
34 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

An unusual dining experience at Le Relais de Venise in Soho.

Firstly, they only serve steak and fries and so diners only need to choose how well their steak should be cooked. Secondly, the meal is served in 2 helpings. Half of your meal is kept on hotplates so that your food doesn't get cold.

Food was good - was left very full indeed. Restaurant was in a good location, staff were efficient and the dining area/facilities were adequate (if a little tightly packed).

With the special offer it worked out decent value (£20 per person for main and wine) but would have found it a bit too pricey otherwise.

DH
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great food as always. Le gateau du Relais has to be one of the best deserts I have ever had

ER
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 2

Good food and quick service - not for a date night though as without wine would’ve only been there for 20 minutes.

ER
London
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

Typical tourist trap. food was disappointing, meat quality mediocre, and service gave you the impression of you being a burden to the restaurant. totally overrated.

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

Perfect setting for dinner. The food was amazing, should be unlimited steak and fries as we were hungry after our second serving :)

AF
London
6 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Food is great and we had a really nice evening. The lady serving us could have been a bit politer/friendlier but still a nice evening.

JM
London
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Went for our wedding anniversary and had asked for a good table. We were shown through to the back of the restaurant and sat next to the kitchen, so not a good start.

The salad had a thick coating of dressing on and the house sauce was quite oily/heavy. Meat was good and chips were good.

The concept is great of simple food done well but we have been to L’Entrecote in Singapore and I’m afraid this one (UK) comes up short. I wouldn’t rush back given the choice in London.

LH
London
7 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 1Food 4Service 1Ambience 1

The most appalling service all night. The manager didnt even question when we asked that service charge was removed from bill. The tatoos were enough to put anyone off their food but if 5 words were uttered I may have exaggerated...food was plonked on table/plates and to serve the next table her behind was almost planted on my husbands plate. No manners at all and will return to Maylebone rather than enjoy the shoddy standards here.

LB
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful, tasty with a great atmosphere. Looking forward to a return visit

OT
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very good, very nice service

HT
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Always adore the food here. It’s absolutely fantastic. They do appear to want to get you in and out as fast as possible and we unfortunately had to leave early due to two screaming toddlers (not the fault of the restaurant) but otherwise will be coming back here very often!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

Really great food, would recommend

c
London
12 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a great night! We will return very soon.

P
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Food was delicious and our hostess was very polite and friendly.
But comparing to original restaurant in Paris, food tasted a bit bland and definitely bread wasn’t traditional french bread which was a little let down.
Overall it was a good experience.

DS
London
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

It was ok but not great felt quite rushed and the service was poor

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The staff very friendly and the entrecôte steak was amazing.

JK
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We've been going to this group of restaurants for years. It always gives us a great lunch or dinner. Because of the format, we know what we are getting, and it does precisely what it says "on the tin"!

The August "deal" only served to sweeten the occasion.

A
Nottingham
3 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very good service and food was delicious. Would highly recommend

PU
London
7 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of my fave restaurant. No disappointment here, you know what you are getting and this sauce is to die for . Good value for money too ! Love it

R
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This restaurant is run like a well-oiled machine. The steaks are outstanding (and perfectly cooked) as well as the sauce and the frites. Surprisingly, the desserts were amazing too - try the sticky toffee pudding! Service is quick so you can squeeze in dinner before a show.

a
London
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Delicious food and good atmosphere. Slightly poor attitude of the staff. Not very accommodating to any requests such as butter or tomato sauce. Seems unnecessary as it later turned out that they do in fact serve butter if you order a cheese plate.

A
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

AMAZING steak fries salad sauce all of it ❤️❤️❤️❤️

OT
Tokyo
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

Good food but noisy environment

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

Im a regular costumer in this restaurant chain , not this Branch in particular but a lot including the one in SAUDIA this is the worst, Food is ok, the sause to thin ... We were the first to arrive at the opening and we were the last to be served, first the waitress attended the Arab horde and then us ... (and we had a reservation !!! I guess that giving a good tip is the only thing that matters to the waitresses .... I ask one of the waitress were is where was the bathroom and in the must petulant tone she was so generously to bark and answer and direction the restaurant had the windows open and there were garbage trucks loading robbish from the street, the area is to noisy I recommend the other location restaurant , in general the waitress are obligatorily educated, however they are rude in general ....

AM
London
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Food is good, my steak was cooked exactly how I asked and staff were polite. Food is reasonable but drinks push price up .

HB
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

love the meal but grumpy service

looked as if they didn't want to be there

NA
Gloucestershire
3 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

I really prefer the Marylebone one.
My food wasn't great and a waitress was trying to tell me about how I wanted my meat.
The manager was really nice.

MR
London
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Came for my boyfriends birthday and they made it really special with the personal touches.
Was my first time having steak and I’m defiantly converted.
Would have been nice to see a wine list with prices though

CT
Aberdeen
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We go to Le Relais at every opportunity. The food is good value and delicious!

LC
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful meat. Some of the best french fries. An absolute must . The sauce is divine

DC
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was lovely, not only the food but also the staff. Our waitress was really efficient professional and lovely. The food is amazing, is my favourite restaurant in london

LK
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

Terrible attitude by the waitress. Food did not make up for the terrible service. She did not seem to care whether we enjoyed our experience or not. She was blunt and rude. Go elsewhere for same/better quality food and a much better dining experience.

K
15 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

I have eaten here many times, and the food is fantastic and the restaurant is consistent in maintaining a high standard.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

It’s pricy but very tasty.

CA
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Qick efficient service and amazing food! A must when in London!

OT
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Not as fabulous as the Marylebone branch, but still good. Sauce was splendid, and the steak was decent.

s
London
7 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

the portion sizes have gotten very small!

LS
Kent
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love love loved it. Been like an Evangelist, telling all those who would listen how yummy the meal was. Reasonably price bottle of white Burgundy delicious. Nothing bad to say.

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