L'Escargot †

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48 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D 4EF
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Breakfast Mon to Sat 9am-12noon, Lunch Mon to Sat 12noon-3pm, Dinner Mon to Sat 5pm-11.30pm, Sunday Brunch 11am-6pm
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Over £45

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L'Escargot The name suggests a love for the most stereotypical Gallic dish, and the restaurant was in fact the first establishment in London to serve fresh snails. Original owner George Gaudin farmed them in the cellar. Since Gaudin's day L'Escargot has gone through many hands and ups and downs including six years with Marco Pierre White (the first chef to win three Michelin stars) as head chef. The restaurant is split into two rooms. Upstairs the walls of the Picasso Room are hung with works by the legendary Spaniard, offering a more formal, more expensive and even grander dining experience. Nevertheless, the downstairs space dotted with Chargall prints is enough for most of us mere mortals; mirrored walls, high ceilings and subtle illumination makes up for a lack of natural light. Flawless presentation, perfectly poised flavours and solemn staff, who treat a meal as seriously as international diplomacy, add to this experience. Delicate stomachs beware, but a commitment to rich, rich food will please the rest of us. A duo of roast duckling and confit had us purring with delight. The combo of smoked haddock, colcannon and poached egg could have been overly salty, but the chef somehow brought out the flavour. This is first class dining, even if you don't make it up to the first floor.

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The Montague on the Gardens
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
15 Montague Street, WC1B | 10 minutes from L'Escargot
Overlooking the gardens of Montague Garden Square, this sedate hotel has a peaceful feel even though the British Museum is right next door and Covent Garden's ... More
Corinthia Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
Whitehall Place, SW1A | 11 minutes from L'Escargot
With 294 bedrooms, multi-level penthouse suites and terraces offering spectacular views of the River Thames, Trafalgar Square and Whitehall - the £300 million restoration of the ... More
Rosewood London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
252 High Holborn, WC1V | 12 minutes from L'Escargot
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Kettner's
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
29 Romilly Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from L'Escargot
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39 Dean Street, Soho, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from L'Escargot
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Bistro 1
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27 Frith Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from L'Escargot
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51 Greek Street, W1D | 1 minute from L'Escargot
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Bar Italia
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
22 Frith Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from L'Escargot
Bar Italia is a near 24-hour traditional Italian cafe in the heart of Soho. This small, authentic Italian coffee bar has a continental feel. The tiled ... More
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20 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from L'Escargot
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London > Events > Comedy †Dates: Friday 16th April 2021 - 7pm
L'Escargot, 6 Leicester Place, WC2H | 4 minutes from L'Escargot
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Gary Meikle: Surreal
London > Events > Comedy †Dates: Saturday 1st May 2021 - 7pm
L'Escargot, 6 Leicester Place, WC2H | 4 minutes from L'Escargot
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Hairspray
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L'Escargot, St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 7 minutes from L'Escargot
The feel-good musical set in 1960s Baltimore follows Tracy Turnblad and her big hair as she embarks on a mission to dance her way onto national ...More
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London > Entertainment > Jazz Clubs
47 Frith Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from L'Escargot
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Found111
London > Entertainment > Theatres
111 Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 1 minute from L'Escargot
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19 Greek Street
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
19 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from L'Escargot
19 Greek Street is a gallery and interior design practice promoting sustainable and socially responsible design. "Eloquently demonstrating that eclectic design and functionality can indeed go ... More
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The House Of St Barnabas
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
1 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from L'Escargot
Grand Georgian house built in 1746 and used as 'House of Charity' since 1846. The House of St Barnabas at No 1 Greek Street, available for ... More
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Soho
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from L'Escargot
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The Outsiders
London > Shopping > Art and Design
8 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from L'Escargot
This Greek Street SHOP was the original home of Steve Lazarides' gallery - best known as home to a group of contemporary artists that includes Jamie ... More
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Foyles - Charing Cross Road
London > Shopping > Books
107 Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from L'Escargot
Great British bookshop Foyles has been trading since 1903 and in 2014 it moves out of its home for more than 80 years at 113-119 Charing ... More
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Maison Bertaux Gallery
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
28 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from L'Escargot
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24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 5 minutes from L'Escargot
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English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 6 minutes from L'Escargot
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Le Cordon Bleu
London > Education > Adult Education
15 Bloomsbury Square, Marylebone, London WC1A | 9 minutes from L'Escargot
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21 Stacey Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 2 minutes from L'Escargot
In the shadow of both Centrepoint and St Giles-in-the-Fields Church, hidden from most tourists and residents alike, lies this beautiful West End garden. Originally a car ... More
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AWAY Spa W London
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
10 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1D | 4 minutes from L'Escargot
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Thai Square Spa
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25 Shelton Street, 40 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 4 minutes from L'Escargot
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Norman's Coach & Horses
London > Nightlife > Pubs
29 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from L'Escargot
Claiming to be 'the West End's Best Known Pub', Norman's Coach & Horses certainly has more than its fair share of unique features. Firstly there's the ... More
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The Toucan
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19 Carlisle Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from L'Escargot
This is not so much a restaurant as a tiny atmospheric Irish bar. Having grown out of its minuscule basement into the bar upstairs it's always ... More
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Endurance
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90 Berwick Street,, Soho, London W1F | 3 minutes from L'Escargot
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Simmons Soho
London > Nightlife > Bars
2 Bateman Street, W1D | 1 minute from L'Escargot
Well known for its cocktails which come in quaint tea cups, Simmons is a quirky bar offering a tea party with a difference - where ... More
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Swift
London > Nightlife > Bars
12 Old Compton Street, W1D | 1 minute from L'Escargot
This little gem in the middle of Soho serves first class cocktails on two beautifully decorated floors. Book in for the dark and ... More
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The Phoenix Artist Club
London > Nightlife > Bars
1 Phoenix Street, Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from L'Escargot
Beneath the Phoenix Theatre lies this charming escape from the norm. Something of a 'hidden gem' the Phoenix Artist Club is secreted away down a little ... More
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68 Dean Street
London > Business > Venue Hire
68 Dean Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from L'Escargot
This stylish private house in Soho is suitable for photo shoots, meetings, press events, filming and for a limited range of social events such as dinners ... More
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The Congress Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
23-28 Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 5 minutes from L'Escargot
Based at Congress House, the headquarters of the Trades Union Congress, the Congress Centre offers several meeting and conference rooms for hire within an architecturally-renowned Grade ... More
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Odeon, Leicester Square
London > Business > Venue Hire
24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 5 minutes from L'Escargot
One of London's biggest cinemas, the Odeon Leicester Square regularly plays host to premieres and awards ceremonies as well as screening the week's big releases. Aside ... More

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