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Relais de Venise - City of London Branch

#1,501 of 17,867 Restaurants in London
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5 Throgmorton Street, London EC2N 2AD, England
+44 20 7638 6325
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123 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is my second visit here. My first visit was over 40 years ago in the original restaurant at Porte Maillot in Paris where I lived for fours years at the time. My (then young) family and I used to go 4 or 5 times a year, yes...we queued along with everyone else until a table became free. It was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place - takes a decision out of the day - crispy fresh salad - super tender steak and always love the seconds. This time we went for cheers and port afterwards and were not disappointed. Always a treat, with attentive staff.

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Thank Andrew_Weybridge
London, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love this place and I have just been there for lunch today, Monday 30th January. When we paid the bill, we were given the offer of a free bottle of wine on our next visit. That was the good news, bad news is that the expiry day of the offer is 30th January!!!! Much as I like this place,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

This place specialises in one thing and they do it well. Wonderful steak with their signature sauce along with frites. Starter is a greens and walnut salad. Dessert is their signature cake which is delicious but very rich. You will leave the place stuffed!! Regards Omar

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London, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

One of my favourite places to eat in the City. Perfect for business meetings (as long as your fellow diners like steak) as they do one thing on the menu and do it very well. You pay £24 a head at lunchtime and get a leafy salad starter sprinkled with walnuts and finished with a tasty dressing, then thinly cut... More 

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Tunbridge Wells, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

My second visit here and it still delivered. Melt in your mouth steak to die for and a wonderful Bordeaux. Thank god I live 50 miles away otherwise I'd eat here all the time!

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Thank AJ W
Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

For those who have never been in one of these Relais de Venise, be aware that there is no menu apart for desserts. Any meat lover will like it for sure and the special sauce is great . Recommended dessert: profiteroles. Without taking wine, it is very good value.

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Thank Greg_Presley
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

What a lovely traditional / old fashioned restaurant. Very busy, tables are rather crammed in so not much space between tables. However, a simple menu of steak and fries is well presented and very tasty.

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Thank TrueBlueCFC
Geneva, Switzerland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Good but...no choice of meat. not possible to get medium rare cooking...we had to order 2 times the bottle of water and we had to ask for glasses when we finaly get water... we didn't appreciate the wine (relais de venise) I think something need to be improved. I'm certain I'll not come back.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Never go wrong with Entrecote as long as you get there early enough to find a table especially when you are 7!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 40
Cuisine
French, Steakhouse
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Throgmorton Street, London EC2N 2AD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > City of London
  • Neighbourhood: City of London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7638 6325

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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City of London
From its ancient past as a Roman trading outpost to its 21st century status as the wealthiest square mile in the world, the financial district known simply as “The City” is one of London's most historic and fascinating neighbourhoods. Here high rise office towers such as Norman Foster’s Gherkin mingle with Roman ruins and architectural marvels from virtually every era in between, including Christopher Wren's glorious St.Paul's Cathedral, and John Soane's dauntingly classicist Bank of England. This neighbourhood is also home to some of the finest restaurants and plushest hotels in Europe, in addition to an assortment of of watering holes, upscale shops, and Tube stations. During the week, the City is abuzz with white collar workers going about their business; the weekend sees this area turn into a quiet haven for sightseers.
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