Les Deux Salons - CLOSED

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Les Deux Salons - CLOSED
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Despite changing hands, this French brasserie and its Gallic classics are still a hit with the pre-theatre crowds.

Please note, Les Deux Salons is now closed. Time Out Food editors

This two-floor Covent Garden restaurant and bar is now owned by Prescott & Conran - the group behind Boundary, Lutyens and the Albion venues, in Shoreditch and Bankside.

Over the spring and summer of 2015 it closed for an extensive refurbishment and has now reopened with an (expensive) restaurant and (more affordable) brasserie menu. The look remains very much French brasserie, with an updated menu of Gallic classics that ranges from steak tartare, fish soup and moules marinières to îles flottantes and crème brûlée – plus daily and regional specials. There are express pre- and post-theatre menus, too.

The global wine list offers 25 red and 25 whites, all available either by the bottle or by the carafe, with around a third available by the glass. Craft beers and ciders also feature, with six options taking in the US, Sweden, Edinburgh, Somerset and France. Classic cocktails are given a twist. 


Venue name: Les Deux Salons - CLOSED
Address: 40-42 William IV Street
Opening hours: Meals served noon-11pm Mon-Sat; noon-6pm Sun.
Transport: Tube: Charing Cross or Leicester Square
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I have eaten here many times and have never been disappointed. Great food, great service and highly recommended!


We ate in the Bistro. The décor is authentically French. It is perfectly positioned for eating before the theatre as there are many within a 3 minute walk. We ordered 4 different dishes. The steak was not great and we sent it back, they accepted this with good grace and replaced it with our choice of chicken liver parfait - which was delicious. The nicoise salad, not having lettuce, anchovy or green beans, was unlike any that I have had before - but it was very nice. The salmon was good. The wine list is good and the quality of the wines by the glass is very good.

I loved the chandelier!

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I nipped in here to escape the rain before the theatre and was very pleasantly surprised. It was a bit of an accidental find, but we were seated straight away and despite the fairly fancy decor the atmosphere was relaxed and the service friendly and quick. The pear and roquefort salad did what it said on the tin but did it very well, and the charcuterie board seemed to go down well as well. Tempted by the breakfast next...

I popped in for an early breakfast and thought it's exactly the sort of place you'd take a friend you were trying to impress. The interiors are fancy enough and the food is just as beautiful as it looks.  A must for brunch at the weekends. 


I managed to go the soft launch of Les Deux Salons' relaunch under new ownership not having been before and wasn't sure what to expect (except the french brasserie menu of course). The decor is nice sleek and clean with a not to the art deco and 1930s France with its chrome and green leather fittings. The menu is what you might expect from a local restaurant in France and the cooking was far better than I had expected. I ordered the rabbit which was the special of the day, often over cooked, the rabbit was in fact perfect and cooked better than I had had in some time. The classic accompaniment of al dente green beans, mash potato and mustard dressing completed the dish, but it did seem to be missing something, and that ended up being the tomato and kalamata olive dressing that went with the fish my fellow diner had (how i ended up with that too I wont go into). Suffice to say Les Deux Salons is a nice place with decent food and fits the bill perfectly for a pre-theater haunt.

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