Le Relais de Venise l'entrecôte

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Marylebone

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Le Relais de Venise l'entrecote © Michael Franke

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  • Address:

    Le Relais de Venise l'entrecôte 120 Marylebone Lane
    London
    W1U 2QG

  • Venue phone:

    020 7486 0878

  • Venue website:

    www.relaisdevenise.com

  • Opening hours:

    Lunch served noon-2.30pm Mon-Thur; noon-2.45pm Fri; 12.30-3.30pm Sat, Sun. Dinner served 6-10.45pm Mon-Thur; 6-11pm Fri; 6.30-11pm Sat; 6.30-10.30pm Sun

  • Transport:

    Tube: Bond Street tube

  • Price:

    Set meal £23 2 courses

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Giles Mantel

Pretentious, over-rated, over-priced, and the lack of choice makes this place very unappealing. The steak is no better than average, and you have to have the sickly sauce whether you like it or not (I prefer to taste my steak, not have it washed away with a sauce) and the frites might as well have been bought from McDonalds and cooked a bit more! Lumps of bread thrown at your table on a single plate, no butter! And you have to queue to get in to this place? There are plenty of restaurants offering good food, good service and decent prices nearby, and even pubs cooking far better steaks, with a choice of cut, choice of sauce (if you want it) and served with a choice of vegetables. I will give this unfriendly, uninviting excuse for a "restaurant" a wide berth in future.

Ian

As good as the original restaurant they have in Paris, love it here!

Eleanor

You can't miss the point with this restaurant. The main attraction is the fact that you line up, shuffle in, make no decisions, eat steak and frites, eat more streak and frites. The place is crammed which gives it a slightly manic but fun atmosphere. I love it but I suppose you need to know what to expect first otherwise you might get a shock.

Paul Backman

Drop the pretension substitute the steak for chicken reduce the price by two thirds and to be honest your not a million miles away from Nandos. Still the place was full just like Nandos usually is but that tells you little.

Time Out Eater

Hmm. An interesting venue. I was told many good things about this restaurant, but it seems my expectations were set too high. Upon entry a great French atmosphere ensues, immediately encouraging guests to relax. So far so good. The first let down is upon seating, where cheap paper table covers make the restaurant feel more café than Parisienne dining. The tables are small, bringing the elbows into play and anyone of 6ft plus will struggle to get legs comfortably under the table. Service is fairly quick, though quiet waitresses will struggle to be heard among the buzzing background. Menu is simple, salad and then steak frite, cooked blue / rare / medium. Wine list is small so those with a finer palate will struggle. It is also confusing, in a restaurant where choices are limited and steak is cheaper than elsewhere, why does the wine increase in price so quickly? The Medoc was £36, and tasty but this was the next up from house, and a £55 option just did not seem worth it. Bread is served, simple French baguette sliced, though not all the way through, annoying when only one plate in a table of 8 is placed. No butter, although they use it to cook in the kitchen they will not offer it to you with the bread. Shame. A very annoying point. Salad was green fresh and leafy, and is so common in France, covered in dressing. A Dijon spice to the covering was overpowering at times. No real care to how it landed on your plate. Main is served steak frites, mine Blue. Now the real test of a steak restaurant is to get warmth into a blue steak without cooking it, and for a restaurant that only serves steak, I was disappointed. The Rare steak equally lacking in warmth. Dressing is applied to the steak if you asked for it or not and chips are thin cut and a touch over fried. Second portions of steak are brought round on a serving platter, though don't be surprised if the waitress leans straight across you to serve the inner table. Dessert is in French on the menu, a touch i actually like and there are a couple of very sickly looking very tempting options including a meringue ice cream tower with chocolate sauce. My simple chocolate and vanilla ice cream was just right in terms of amount and flavour to cleanse the palate, though fitting the spoon in the wine glass it was served in was a touch more difficult. All in all a mixed experience, a confused restaurant that errs too far into the cheap and cheerful for me to attend as a dining experience, though if all you want is steak and chips in a nice atmosphere for a reasonable price, give it a go. Oh and they don't take bookings.