Café des Amis
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Time Out says
Thu Jul 14 2011
A useful bolt-hole if you don’t fancy the Opera House bars, this Covent Garden veteran is determinedly French in outlook. Done out with mini-chandeliers, dark alcoves and prints of prima ballerinas, the studiously inoffensive basement bar fills up quickly at peak times; a late licence allows for more protracted post-show drinking.
Wines are split between France and vins étrangers, with an emphasis on the former, especially among the reds. Although the menu descriptions are an exercise in risible pseudo-winespeak, the quality is sound and there are around eight of each colour by the glass.
Bar food is standard brasserie fare: starters of steak tartare, omelettes, own-made terrine, along with some large salads and mains such as rib-eye steak and moules marinière.
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Café des Amis 11-14 Hanover Place