Le Relais de Venise - Soho (London)

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Steak

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Pre/post Theatre
Casual
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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ED
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

You always know what to expect. And you get it.

Just wish they didn't rush you as much.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Only the service was bad. We had to ask many time for the drinks, bread and the cheese plate.

WB
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Lovely lunch. Only criticism is the chairs were not comfortable. Would have preferred to sit at the banquette.

ML
Chicago
75 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Great choice for pre/theatre is you like steak frites. The walnut salad for a starter is good, too. Been to location in Midtown NYC before and this was as good.

OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Wonderful!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I loved the food! The atmosphere made me
feel like I was in France! Would definitely recommend and go back myself!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The family have a soft spot for this place from back when we lived in Paris. The quality of the steak was excellent with the delicious secrete sauce and the perfect French fries all washed down with the house red.

n
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The food and staff is lovely! But the problem is the tables, wayyy too crowded dinner.

OT
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Was nice relaxed and great simple food

MG
London
8 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food & wine as always. The best proper steak frites!

OT
London
22 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very happy very nice place

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

The food is ok, simple choice but you probably know what you’re getting when you go there. What I didn’t appreciate is how rushed you are. Brought the steak before we were done with the salad, brought a second serving of steak and fries before having finished the first serving etc.
I personally prefer to be able to take my time to eat...

N
London
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

They need to review the customer service. Wasn’t impressed at all, and I can say that I’m very easy going.

CL
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Excellent steak/wine/sticky toffee pudding. In a great setting.

SS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience3

We were there last Friday for our 4 year anniversary, as it was where we went on our first date, and whilst the food was good we felt very rushed with our food coming out too quick.

B
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Le relai de Venise is a wonderful place with a lovely staff. The food is delicious! I visit it regularly and don’t plan to stop!

ED
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is always good but the tables are far too close to each other

SB
London
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great food, but we were crammed into a tiny space and they rushed our eating

KU
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience3

Someone recommended this place but it didn’t meet expectations.

The concept of only having only one starter and main on the menu is great but if you’re going to do that you have to make sure it’s the best starter and main you can possibly offer.

The service was the highlight of the meal.

It was ok but nothing great, left feeling disappointed. I wouldn’t waste your money going here. There’s a lot better places to eat.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Good service, well cooked food. Great value. Lovely desserts

DL
London
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Took my young son there as he wanted to try steak for the first time. No better place to do that than Le Relais de Venise. I used to go to the one in Paris. Easier to get a table in Soho and always delicious. Service a bit slow but nice and friendly staff. Overall I recommend it.

T
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service1Ambience4

As always the service leaves something to be desired. The waitresses look like they are in little mood to work.

PH
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience3

Very average, nothing more nothing less. I am not coming back.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Comfortable atmosphere, friendly staff and an enjoyable meal. No surprises.

GF
London
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Very nice simple dining experience
Due to the one meal option the food was outstanding.
9/10 for the experience. Great for a date night!

AA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience3

I went here on a sat for a casual birthday lunch with 2 friends as i had heard good things. We booked at table as this soho branch allows for bookings. The 3 course meal is value for money with a lovely mustard and walnut green salad to start, entrecote steak cooked to your liking given in a lovely sauce in two servings with the most amazing unlimited serving of french fries (didnt see dipping sauces in sight but dijon mustard on the table). I had the profiteroles which were lovely, although sauce could have been hot, they did however add a birthday candle which was a nice touch. The service is however slow and abrupt. All in all great steak frite in a cute and casual french restaurant.

s
London
4 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Classic food as always, friendly staff and a lot of attention when we mentioned possible intolerances. One of my go to restaurants in London when I’m craving steak frites ... it’s all about the secret sauce!

PP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere. Excellent meal. Food and wine were very good value for money. Attentive but not overwhelming staff. We will certainly return.

VC
London
4 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

We were recommended a visit to this restaurant and we were definitely not disappointed. We will be back asap. The food was simply delicious and good value for London. We didn't have room for a desert but we have it on the best authority that these are also lovely!!! The only issue we had was that we couldn't understand the waitress - she spoke very quickly and it all sounded a bit scripted when she was trying to explain how the restaurant worked. The tables are extremely close together - if you needed the loo it might've been tricky to get out so be warned and go before you sit down! The restaurant has an old-fashioned charm about it which added to the simplicity of the menu and was refreshing amongst the other high tech, ultra modern, faceless chain restaurants that dominate the high street. Thank you......we can't wait to come back - I wish you would open one of these restaurants in York!!!!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience2

Steak is not bad but definitely not good

JO
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Love this place, always great food quickly served.

Best steak every time, I go back again and again.

F
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Menu is so basic . Green salad with pinch walnuts . Would have liked a bit of colour with even a tomato
Steak cooked to your liking served in two lots with a tasty peppery sauce served with skinny chips.
Basic - no garnish
If you don’t like steak not the place to be.
If you don’t like chips with your steak no alternative so healthy January out the window !!
I think the most basic kitchens should be able to offer at least 2 menu choices
But if it ain’t broken why fix it !!
Oh and staff training night so amusing watching the new girls handle serving with fork and spoon !!
More choice on dessert menu

G
Cambridge
3 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Delicious as ever - introduced a friend who had never been to the restaurant and he was delighted with the food and the service. Had a splendid time and despite there being a time limit on the table for 2 we weren’t chased out at all. Going back with my mum when we go to see the Tutankhamen exhibition as she adores coming here. Loved being able to book - a simple concept executed very well

RW
London
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great venue and for the price you pay, one of the best value steaks in town!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a great time as always at this place. Great food, no frills and amazing value. Look forward to the next visit

OT
London
9 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Great lunch at Entrecote and just the ticket on a winter's day. Salad a little limp, but steak and frites excellent (as ever) and cheese board very generous. Staff super friendly and efficient, and restaurant very cosy. Perfect for a pre-theatre lunch!

GD
London
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

A friend told me about Le Relais de Venise so I decided to try.

The food was good but nothing exceptional coming from the unique main plate (steak/french fries). The deserts were quite normal but my friend ordered the chocolate moelleux which we suspect to be microwaved before service.

The place is nice and not too noisy. I don't think it will go again.

EP
London
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just like the original in Paris!
The beef is juicy and the pommes frites amazing!
Very good the service, polite and organized the lady that served us.
Thanks!

MB
London
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Myself and my boyfriend had a great time, our meal was was nice we would 100% go back and recommend to friends and family.

S
London
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Steak sauce was the highlight of the meal.. Cooked to your specification, fries were a bit too crispy and dry. Wine was okay, service was overly attention.