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Les Deux Salons

40-42 William IV St. Send to Phone
020-7420 2050
Underground: Charing Cross/Leicester Square
French brasserie to rival those in Paris.


Daily noon-11pm

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Les Deux Salons, London, UK

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Les Deux Salons Restaurant Review

: From Anthony Demetre and Will Smith, of Arbutus and Wild Honey fame, comes this fully-fledged, very French brasserie. Décor is spot on, all distressed mirrors, brass, globe lights and lots of wood. It’s large, with the ground floor providing the drama and the upper floor a more intimate dining area. The concept may be French but the ingredients are stoutly British, with global touches. Entrées of brown and white Devon crab; rock and native oysters; a Hereford snail and bacon pie (order it); and salads and soups make up the starters and smaller dishes. Then it’s on to a gutsy andouillette with mustard sauce, lobster with garlic butter and frites, and grilled veal chops. All traditional dishes, all usually very well done, though there have been hiccups in the standard due to the sheer pressure of numbers in this venue. A sensible size wine list includes most wines by the 250ml carafe. Service can also suffer from the restaurant’s popularity, but generally the sheer buzz and excitement of the place carries you along with it.

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