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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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A Francophile's delight in theatreland

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At a glance

Private dining
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access

Impervious to fads and fashion and about as French as they come, the original front dining room has changed little since the 1940s (unapologetically Parisian bistro), while beyond there's a series of lighter, cosy rooms including a mezzanine-style loft. The menu mixes the times, too; country terrine is jazzed up with artichoke chutney, before heading to the Med for a main course of sea bass fillet with potato, olive and basil cake and sauce vièrge. Elsewhere there are timeless classics such as snails with garlic and parsley butter, or coq au vin. Close-set tables, resolutely French service and regional wines and cheeses add to the authenticity and upbeat vibe.

Opening hours

  • Closed: Christmas, New Year, Bank holidays
  • Days closed: Sunday
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 2.30
  • Dinner served from: 5.30
  • Dinner served until: 11


  • Chef(s): Xavier Dahan

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Traditional French
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 21
  • Wines over £30: 50
  • Wines by the glass: 20

Price guide

  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Assist dogs welcome

Additional information

  • Seats: 100
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 25

Getting here

Nearest train station

Covent Garden, Leicester Square
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