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L'Escargot Restaurant & Bar

48 Greek Street | Soho, London W1D 4EF, England
+44 20 7439 7474
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
09:00 - 23:30 Hours
British, French, International, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
48 Greek Street | Soho, London W1D 4EF, England
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
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1. True to our name
"The food was incredible, the snails are some of the best "
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2. Old fashioned charm
"like walking into Poirot's dining room full of old fashioned charm"
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3. Valentine dinner
"3 courses including a glass of prosecco for only £30, "
Alisa L
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We ate here with my son and his girlfriend on a busy Saturday night. The food was classic French and of high quality. My wife and I shared our starters, snails and foie gras, both were very nice. For main I had lobster which was...More

Thank Alan J
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 16 March 2018

Not surprised L'Escargot has been here so long - its so good. The familiar Greek Street neon lures you in across the lovely snail tiled porch and you are warmly welcomed before being seated in the brasserie style dining room. Food I must say was...More

1  Thank swpratt
BC4548, Owner at L'Escargot Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2018

Thank you Thank you for a really lovely review. We do appreciate you taking the time to write and look forward to welcoming you back in the near future very soon. Best wishes Brian C

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Classic old school Soho restaurant. unpretentious high end french cooking. No frills, swirls, dry ice or props here . The food does the talking and it hits the spot every time.

Thank Codders73
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the restaurant on Monday evening prior to our theatre show. The restaurant is charmingly furnished and the food was delicious. We thoroughly enjoyed all of our time there and I thought my duck was particularly tasty and beautifully cooked. We would definitely...More

Thank Susan C
BC4548, Owner at L'Escargot Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to review. The duck has been one of our most popular dishes for many years and we are glad you enjoyed it. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Best wishes Brian Clivaz

Reviewed 1 week ago

I came to try the pre-theatre meal. Two courses for £22.50 with a glass of prosecco . The menu was good but we ordered three courses. There was not a set price for the 3 courses and the other starter came in at £18 and...More

3  Thank Katie L
BC4548, Owner at L'Escargot Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Two courses with a glass of Prosecco including service is NOT expensive for the West End. The pub across the road from us charges £8 for a glass of Prosecco - so that means your two courses including the service charge is £14.50 ! We...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is one of best places where you can enjoy excellent french food and cozy atmosphere. Service was impressive, especially the waiter Mat has been very professional, knowledgeable and delicate. Thanks to all the crew for making this night unforgettable!More

Thank kateryna s
BC4548, Owner at L'Escargot Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

I am glad you found our overalls excellent - only joking ! Delighted that you enjoyed your time with us. I have congratulated Matt on his excellent service. Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely 5 star review - we do...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice French restaurant in Soho, in the heart of the west end. It’s a busy area, but this has a lovely calm atmosphere inside. Service is very good, proper waiters & lots of table touching. Nice food, wouldn’t say it was anything too special but...More

Thank jonesyp43
BC4548, Owner at L'Escargot Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for the lovely review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time with us. We are a sort of oasis amongst the hurly-burly of Soho life outside and long may it continue. We look forard to welcoming you back soon...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a very good French restaurant in the heart of Soho. Service is very good with most of the staff being very friendly and helpful. The food is of very high standard fresh and very well presented. For a restaurant of this calibre the...More

Thank deanio1972
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The atmosphere is refined with excellent service and superb wines. The food , especially the fish and snails were delicious and I would highly recommend this restaurant for a special evening or lunch if you are in the West End.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I took our 11 year daughter with us for dinner between Part 1 and Part 2 of Harry Potter and the Cursed Children, as it is literally 2 minutes walk from the theatre. Meal was perfect! Great snails, beetroot and goats cheese,...More

Thank KJL41
The go-to district for a good time in London, Soho
hosts a wealth of world-class theatres and a
compelling lineup of cafes, restaurants, pubs, bars,
and clubs. At Soho's core is London's original Red
Light District and the epicenter of the LGBT scene –
and thus the city's hottest nightlife. For shopping
enthusiasts, Soho is not only the home of London's
greatest concentration of boutique shops, but also the
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Questions & Answers
1 August 2016|
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Response from BC4548 | Property representative |
There is no dress code so it ranges from Suit and tie to Jean's and T shirt - it's Soho !!
13 February 2016|
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Response from Peter P | Reviewed this property |
Your point is well made. I will do so!
10 July 2015|
Response from GFSLondon | Reviewed this property |
Thank you for your note. We will be away for a month from next week and so will contact you when we return. Kind regards, GFS
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$131
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48 Greek Street | Soho, London W1D 4EF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Soho
  • Neighbourhood: Soho
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7439 7474
  • E-mail
L'Escargot is the oldest French restaurant in London. However, as a Soho legend, it is very much up to date. Relaxed atmosphere, good food and wine, all reasonably priced. There is no dress code (nudity discouraged !). L'Escargot has been host to stars of stage and screen for many years. Previous clients include, Coco Chanel, John Giulgud, Mick Jagger, Elton John, Ralph Richardson, Judy Dench, and the late Princess Diana. Pre-theatre and post theatre dining is popular and theatre and dinner packages are available. You may just pop in for one course and a cocktail or glass of wine - we look forward to welcoming you.
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