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“Fantastic food”
Review of La Belle Epoque

La Belle Epoque
Ranked #5 of 504 Restaurants in Hounslow
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: £20 - £60
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Delivery, Private Dining, Reservations
Description: Named in retrospect and translated as the "Beautiful Era", our inspiration for this restaurant emerged from the period in European social history during the late 19th century that lasted until World War,It became recognised as the "golden age" - a time when new technologies and medical discoveries were found and when politics, art and literature underwent radical transformation. In Paris, restaurants achieved a new splendour and cachet for one to parade and where fashion began to move in seasonal cycles.In the culinary sense this period is enormously relevant to our philosophy of progression, optimism and very modern.We would like to think this beautiful era is strongly characterised by our cooking which is rarely serious yet rooted in classical French cuisine and have extended our repertoire to embrace some exciting 'outward looking' far eastern variations.
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

Staying in an airport hotel doesn't usually fill you with much hope. This restaurant is situated in the Sofitel hotel terminal 5. Absolutely fantastic food, great service. The only criticism is my main dish of venison was luke warm but tasted delicious so I didn't send it back.

Date of visit: June 2016
2  Thank skinnyiwish
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CulinaryManager, Manager at La Belle Epoque, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2016

Dear skinnyiwish,

Thank you very much for your wonderful review of such fantastic superlatives.

I'm so pleased you enjoyed your evening with us and your dining experience was truly memorable due to fantastic food & followed by great service.

I hope that we'll be able to welcome you back again soon.

Best regards

Prakash Hegde
Restaurant Manager
La Belle Époque

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Reviewed 26 June 2016

Each time I take a long trip to Australia I make sure it starts with a visit to La Belle Epoque - which has not failed me in consistently providing good quality, authentically French food in pleasant surroundings.
The staff are friendly, nearly all French speaking, genuinely interested in the food/menu and bring a real taste of France to Hounslow which is very welcome.
The wine list is fairly impressive ranging from moderate to very expensive, however the Somellier is excellent and has consistently found excellent choices within the budget given to them.
Food is authentic, good quality and more than enough to satisfy most appetites. The surroundings are surprisingly convivial given it's within an airport complex, so much so that I would certainly travel to it without a flight over other alternatives in the area.
Having eaten here three times over the past 2 years, the consistency of service and quality is notable. - Well worth visiting.

Date of visit: June 2016
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3  Thank RakishReviewer
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CulinaryManager, Manager at La Belle Epoque, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2016

Dear Richard B,

Thank you so much for your wonderfully enthusiastic review. I'm so pleased you enjoyed the entire gamut of your evening with us- from the wine list, to the food and service.

Antoine our beverage manager, has done a great job of developing the wine list to really complement our food, so I will be sure to pass on your compliments to him.

I hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you back very soon and many thanks for mentioning about your previous visit.

Best regards,

Prakash Hegde
Restaurant Manager
La Belle Époque

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Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

We had a family reunion at this hotel and decided to dine here. The food was exquisite and beautiful presented. Service was very obliging and the flavours were blended with creative flair. Portion sizes are fairly conservative. We dined with a toddler and the high chair was a little dirty from a previous occupant. However, overall we had a lovely meal.

Date of visit: June 2016
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CulinaryManager, Manager at La Belle Epoque, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2016

Dear Anna T,

Thank you very for your delightfully concise review. I'm so pleased that you enjoyed your evening with us and found the food exquisite and service obliging.

I hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you back very soon.

Best regards,

Prakash Hegde
Restaurant Manager
La Belle Époque

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Reviewed 21 June 2016

This meal was delicious from start to finish. SO tasty and very pleasing on the eye. A great start to our trip away. We will certainly visit this restaurant again.

Date of visit: June 2016
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3  Thank sandrag0rd0n
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CulinaryManager, Manager at La Belle Epoque, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2016

Dear sandrag0rd0n,

Thank you very much for your wonderful review of such fantastic superlatives.

I'm so pleased you enjoyed the entire gamut of your evening with us-from start to finish.

I do hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you back soon and thank you once again for recommending La Belle Époque.

Best regards,

Prakash Hegde
Restaurant Manager
La Belle Époque

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Reviewed 19 June 2016

Excellent food and good value with the early bird deal.
Good enough to be an evening out venue
Excellent service

Date of visit: June 2016
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2  Thank Chris P
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CulinaryManager, Manager at La Belle Epoque, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2016

Dear ChrisP1511,

Thank you very much for your fantastic and concise review of your evening.

I'm so pleased that you enjoyed your dinner with us and I hope we're able to welcome you back again soon.

Best regards,

Prakash Hegde
Restaurant Manager
La Belle Époque

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