Le Garrick

Restaurants , French Covent Garden
  • 4 out of 5 stars
(5 user reviews)
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Le Garrick

Traditional French cooking in a cosy, brick-walled bistro.

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Le Garrick says
Le Garrick, is an iconic French restaurant in London. Sitting on the corner of Garrick Street and Floral Street in the heart of London’s Theatreland, Le Garrick is a family-run French bistro, brasserie and bar serving authentic French food in an authentic French atmosphere.
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Venue name: Le Garrick
Contact:
Address: 10-12 Garrick St
London
WC2E 9BH
Transport: Tube: Leicester Sq/Covent Garden
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Average User Rating

3.6 / 5

Rating Breakdown

  • 5 star:2
  • 4 star:1
  • 3 star:1
  • 2 star:0
  • 1 star:1
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pl g

I found the food mediocre at best, certainly not close to French quality or standards. Wine is good. Waiter was nice and helpful but kept interrupting us unnecessarily.  


Venue looks old and not well kept, and it smells like it. First and only time I went and I wouldn't recommend it due to food safety concerns. 


At the end of our meal we spotted a mice just by the table behind us where customers had just left. We immediately got up to go pay and leave. We informed the staff and manager of what had happened. They apologised saying that this is London and that's how it is in basements in London but they make sure food stay protected. No concern at all about the other customers sitting there unaware. We didn't want to make a fuss so paid and run for the hills.


Sonia C

This West end stalwart is quite simply superbe! I took my parents who are total Francophiles & I don't think they'll eat anywhere else after our wonderful evening. Our French waitress from Bordeaux was utterly charming. She easily talked us in to the most delicious champagne cocktail aperitif I have ever tasted. The food was délicieux but it was the service that elevated this from a good to a great dining experience, merci!

Anna
Staff Writer

A very French place - you enter and are greeted by a waiter speaking French. The menu is in French (and English). The food is amazing from starters to desserts. Contrary to general belief, French portions don't need to be ridiculously small; Le Garrick is a proof of that, their main course could feed two :)


I've been there a couple of times and every time it was exquisite. Starting with a glass of champagne and small fondue or goat's cheese salad, continuing with tender duck or beef casserole and a bottle of dark red wine, finishing with cafe gourmand - every single bite is sublime, every sip a blessing.


Most of the restaurant is in the basement but although it looks a little shabby, it feels very welcoming and cosy.

Sarah P

What a gem! The food was excellent – I had French onion soup and steak and frites; perfectly executed and full of flavour. And best of all - the downstairs area is atmospheric, candle lit and cavernous; great for a romantic, intimate dinner… Highly recommended.

Rosie A
Moderator

Somewhere between a 3 and a 4 for me at Le Garrick. 


Positives: 

1. lovely setting, quirky, old school french place, just a stone's throw from the theatres, covent garden and leicester sq. 

2. Great little booths, feels buzzy and busy because it's quite small. 

3. You can book - right from Yelp! 

4. Good wine, very reasonable too. 

5. Unfussy, friendly service, and they aren't joking with the french accents - everyone who works here seems to be French and they know their stuff. Oui, c'est vrai. 

6. Decent steak frites.


Negatives:

1. Starters were poor I thought - in particular the goats cheese salad which is a huge plate of lettuce and two tiny pieces of goat's cheese. 

2. Main courses were overall quite good but the duck that my Dad had wasn't the best it could have been. 

3. My chair was crazy broken and I was terrified I was going to fall through it for the whole meal. Quirky is good, but functional quirky would be better...


In conclusion, I would certainly come here again. It's very reasonably priced, a great location and the service is good. Choose wisely on the food and ask for recommendations from the staff about what's best. The moules frites looked decent, but I didn't try.