les_deux_salons
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Address: 40 - 42 William IV St, London WC2N 4DD

Website: Visit restaurant website

Telephone: +44 20 7420 2050

All-day dining bar and grill in the West End serving both USDA prime and English grass fed meat from the Josper charcoal oven, alongside hot dogs and fish dishes.

Latest reviews of Les Deux Salons

PickyGlutton

The Picky Glutton, pickyglutton.com

3 June 2013

Rabbit (…) was served in a very mild mustard sauce. Despite its lack of mustardy heat, or perhaps because of it, the sauce enhanced the mildly bitter richness of the spinach. The rabbit wasn’t quite as firm as I would’ve liked, but the the meat was still quite gamey and fell off the bone easily…

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Time_Out

Time Out Editors, Time Out

16 October 2012

The carte ranges from hot dogs to foie gras, including wallet-friendly plats du jour such as fish pie and rabbit in mustard. A Josper grill churns out burgers, calf’s liver, andouillettes and more…

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Andy_Hayler

Andy Hayler, andyhayler.com

15 September 2011

I thought this was a successful meal; the dishes may not use luxury ingredients, but that is not the point: the kitchen skilfully executes bistro classics at a much higher level than most restaurants in the capital, and prices are not excessive…

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matthew_norman

Matthew Norman, The Telegraph

21 February 2011

“Good God, this reminds me of Les Deux Magots,” exclaimed my wife. “I never thought I’d say this in Britain, but it feels absolutely like the real thing.”…

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What the Critics say

Time_Out

Time Out Editors, Time Out

16 October 2012

The carte ranges from hot dogs to foie gras, including wallet-friendly plats du jour such as fish pie and rabbit in mustard. A Josper grill churns out burgers, calf’s liver, andouillettes and more…

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matthew_norman

Matthew Norman, The Telegraph

21 February 2011

“Good God, this reminds me of Les Deux Magots,” exclaimed my wife. “I never thought I’d say this in Britain, but it feels absolutely like the real thing.”…

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AA_Gill

AA Gill, The Sunday Times

30 January 2011

Les Deux Salons is still a good restaurant; I’ll happily go back. But it needs to take the kitchen in hand: it’s slipping away…

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john_lanchester

John Lanchester, The Guardian

1 January 2011

The attractive wine list offers most of itself by the 250ml carafe as well as by the bottle – a similar policy to the guys’ other restaurants. Service is efficient and cool. My hat’s back off again: Les Deux Salons is going to be a ginormous success…

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metro

Marina O'Loughlin (Metro), Metro

30 November 2010

You’d struggle to have a bad meal. So why don’t I adore LDS like everyone else? There’s that decor, teetering towards the dreaded theme restaurant. And then there’s the service…

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giles_coren

Giles Coren, The Times

27 November 2010

And I had the best cassoulet that I have ever… well, I’ve had a lot of good cassoulets. But this was a blinder. Served in a frying pan, the huge beans soft but still shapely and with no chew at all, as if each one had been meticulously skinned, the juices light and herby…

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zoe_williams

Zoe Williams, The Telegraph

22 November 2010

Some (though not all) of the dishes are so good, in such a French way it’s almost impossible to believe you’re not in Paris (or Brest). It’s more than a restaurant; it’s a minibreak…

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LisaMarkwell

Lisa Markwell, The Independent

21 November 2010

The slow-cooked ox cheek with parsnip purée main is perfect – glossy and dark meat, smooth-as-silk purée and a side order of gratin dauphinoise that requires protection from the other diners with a sharp knife…

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The_Independent

Tracey MacLeod, The Independent

30 October 2010

Like the Parisian brasseries it’s modelled on, Les Deux Salons is a place you could use for any occasion. I’ve already booked to go back for a work lunch soon. I’ll probably have the slow-cooked ox cheeks with puréedmmmm…

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fay_maschler

Fay Maschler, Evening Standard

28 October 2010

Demetre’s take on French cooking — here interpreted by head chef Craig Johnson — is happily deeper and more interesting in terms of the resulting dishes than those typically encountered nowadays in Paris brasseries…

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Timothy_Barber

Timothy Barber, City A.M.

26 October 2010

Roast halibut with razor clams was a delight, the plump white halibut offset perfectly by the slidey, buttery loveliness of the little pieces of razor clam that were served in their long shell…

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hardens

Richard & Peter, Harden's

11 October 2010

This is a comfortable, quality venue, which – once the teething problems are sorted out – could well become a Theatreland classic…

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What the Bloggers say

PickyGlutton

The Picky Glutton, pickyglutton.com

3 June 2013

Rabbit (…) was served in a very mild mustard sauce. Despite its lack of mustardy heat, or perhaps because of it, the sauce enhanced the mildly bitter richness of the spinach. The rabbit wasn’t quite as firm as I would’ve liked, but the the meat was still quite gamey and fell off the bone easily…

Read full review »
Andy_Hayler

Andy Hayler, andyhayler.com

15 September 2011

I thought this was a successful meal; the dishes may not use luxury ingredients, but that is not the point: the kitchen skilfully executes bistro classics at a much higher level than most restaurants in the capital, and prices are not excessive…

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Hugh Wright

Hugh Wright, TwelvePointFivePercent

31 January 2011

By far the worst offence however was the meal itself. It might seem unfair to judge a restaurant on something as incidental as afternoon tea rather than its a la carte offering, but my feeling is that if a restaurant is going to operate all day, then it should maintain its standards all day…

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grumblinggourmet

Rich Major, The Grumbling Gourmet

31 October 2010

Fresh orecchiette pasta comes in a creamy sauce with artichokes, pecorino, kale and pine nuts and is exceptional. Well cooked, well seasoned and with individual flavours that really shine through. Simple but very well thought through…

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