Review on Le Relais de Venise L'Entrecôte
in 1959, Paul Gineste de Saurs purchased an Italian restaurant called Le Relais de Venise in Paris with the aim of promoting his family's wines. As a novice restaurateur he took the easy way out and simply offered a 'menu' of a bistro salad starter followed by steak frites.
Fifty years down the line, Le Relais is in London offering exactly the same formula - a starter of green salad with walnuts and vinaigrette is followed by steak with frites and the restaurant's 'secret sauce'. All you have to do is decide how you want your meat cooked; they will even present it in two stages (one half kept warm and brought out with a top-up of frites).
After that, the dessert trolley is wheeled out - and a daunting display it is, too: take your pick from profiteroles, gateaux, tartlettes, crème brûlée, Mont Blanc or various boozy sorbets. A sister restaurant is at 120 Marylebone Lane, London W1.
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 11.30am - 2.30pm Mon-Fri (3.00pm Thu-Fri)
Dinner: 6.00 - 10.00pm Mon & Tue (6.00 - 10.30pm Wed-Fri)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express