Review on L'Escargot Restaurant

The L'Escargot Restaurant located in the heart of Soho on Greek Street was first opened in 1927 by M. George Gaudin, who originally farmed snails in the basement kitchen and was the first UK restaurant to have fresh snails on its menu. The elegant dining room is a buzzy affair with mirrored walls and showcases some fine examples of artwork from Miro, Chagall and Mauro Perucchett.

The speciality of the house is course escargots cooked and served in their shells, with garlic butter and parsley or you might choose crispy pork cheeks, celeriac purée and Enoki mushrooms. Main courses embrace fillet of black bass, Swiss chard, salsify purée and beurre blanc sauce or rump of Elwy Valley lamb aubergine caviar, pommes boulangère and olive jus.

When it comes to desserts, you might see caramelized poached pineapple, coconut crisps and pineapple sorbet or passion fruit crème bruleé served with chocolate cookies. Whatever you decide to eat, don't ignore the magnificent wine list, a serious heavyweight drawn from a cellar of over 500 bins.

L'Escargot has three function rooms including the intimate first-floor Picasso Room, which is a world away from the cosmopolitan hubbub of the ground floor restaurant. This windowless space has its own grandeur and – of course – some fine examples from the Spanish master, courtesy of Jimmy Lahoud's private collection.

L'Escargot Restaurant is also featured in: Michelin Guide, Good Food Guide, AA Guide

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Modern French


James Tyrrell

Restaurant Opening Times

Breakfast: 9.00am - 12.00pm Mon-Sat
Lunch: 12.00 - 3.00pm Mon-Sat (12.00 - 6.00pm Sun)
Dinner: 5.00 - 11.30pm Mon-Sat

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Facilities at L'Escargot Restaurant

  • Pre theater meals
  • Alfresco dining
  • Private dining room
  • Private parties
  • Vegetarian menu
  • 80 covers
  • Family Friendly

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L'Escargot Restaurant
48 Greek Street
West London

Nearest tube station: Tottenham Court Road

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