We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

L'Escargot Restaurant & Bar

48 Greek Street | Soho, London W1D 4EF, England
+44 20 7439 7474
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“snails” (78 reviews)
“chateaubriand” (32 reviews)
“creme brûlée” (18 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 AM - 11:30 PMAll hours
British, French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
48 Greek Street | Soho, London W1D 4EF, England
All Details
Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (706)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 667 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Gorgeous and delicious. Opulent surroundings, a true Soho jem. A must visit for anyone passing through. Unusually welcoming for despite the soho postcode, no dress code and no stuck attitudes in sight... The best best Lobster Bisque I've ever had and the beef bourgeon is...More

Thank Puddy81
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this restaurant as part of the London restaurant Festival and had Ox Cheek bourguignon with alsace lardons and pomme purée. The Ox cheek was lovely and tender I’ve never had it before,and would have it again all our plates were empty and we...More

Thank skeeter68
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stunning dining room, polished service and traditional dishes. Make sure to try their snails. Pricey but worth it.

Thank Mikko R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food and service were excellent but the noise level in the rear room was deafening. Ask to sit in the front room or go with ear plugs. We wanted desert and coffee but just couldn't take another minute being bombarded. Hopefully they will do something...More

Thank Barry M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

amazing venue for a treat, a party or anything special... i'm going to mark them down for the fact the staff obviously did not have a clue .. i mean WFT...!!! Beautiful girl on the door... amazing waiter... then it all fell apart.. no one...More

Thank Carl K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here early Friday evening with the Mrs & had gingers crossed that we could get a table! The decor has probably not changed since the forties but in a good way! Lots of candles - lovely dim lighting and mirrors - it drips old...More

Thank Romfordman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I went back to L'Escargot to celebrate our wedding anniversary (he gave me my engagement ring there 22 years ago!). It's still a lovely restaurant - good food, charming service and a special night out. It's quite classic in style but I...More

Thank Sophie D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

15 minutes before any order taken, and another 15 before drinks appeared. 65 minutes wait for the starter. A waiter with absolutely no idea of how to organise himself, other diners who arrived later, served by other waiters were tucking into main courses before our...More

Thank Heraldic
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Found this restaurant on timeout London; went to check out the snails dish and other dishes; the service is very friendly and the food quality is a bit surprise; the setting of the place reflects restaurants long history but overall it's a very nice restaurant...More

Thank Joe S
Reviewed 9 September 2017

I have eaten at this restaurant at least twice every year since 2003 until 2014. First time back and immediately you could tell there had been an ownership change. Service and food have seriously declined. I will never return. A once fabulous French Restaurant in...More

1  Thank petersgn33
The go-to district for a good time in London, Soho
hosts a wealth of world-class theatres and a
compelling lineup of cafes, restaurants, pubs, bars,
and clubs. At Soho's core is London's original Red
Light District and the epicenter of the LGBT scene –
and thus the city's hottest nightlife. For shopping
enthusiasts, Soho is not only the home of London's
greatest concentration of boutique shops, but also the
Nearby Restaurants
Patara Fine Thai Restaurant - Soho
763 reviews
.02 km away
Ceviche Soho
1,356 reviews
.04 km away
The Dog & Duck
258 reviews
.05 km away
Nearby Attractions
Prince Edward Theatre
758 reviews
.06 km away
Miss Saigon
1,149 reviews
.06 km away
Ronnie Scott's
885 reviews
.08 km away
Aladdin the new West End Musical
838 reviews
.03 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
1 August 2016|
AnswerShow all 12 answers
Response from BC4548 | Property representative |
There is no dress code so it ranges from Suit and tie to Jean's and T shirt - it's Soho !!
13 February 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from LetchDave | Reviewed this property |
If you're relying on Government websites for restaurant suggestions, then you're doing it wrong. Stay at home with a tin of baked beans.
10 July 2015|
Response from GFSLondon | Reviewed this property |
Thank you for your note. We will be away for a month from next week and so will contact you when we return. Kind regards, GFS
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 12 - US$ 71
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 11:30 PM
9:00 AM - 11:30 PM
9:00 AM - 11:30 PM
9:00 AM - 11:30 PM
9:00 AM - 11:30 PM
10:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48 Greek Street | Soho, London W1D 4EF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Soho
  • Neighbourhood: Soho
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7439 7474
  • E-mail
L'Escargot is the oldest French restaurant in London. However, as a Soho legend, it is very much up to date. Relaxed atmosphere, good food and wine, all reasonably priced. There is no dress code (nudity discouraged !). L'Escargot has been host to stars of stage and screen for many years. Previous clients include, Coco Chanel, John Giulgud, Mick Jagger, Elton John, Ralph Richardson, Judy Dench, and the late Princess Diana. Pre-theatre and post theatre dining is popular and theatre and dinner packages are available. You may just pop in for one course and a cocktail or glass of wine - we look forward to welcoming you.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing