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$$$ Covent Garden French Fodor's Choice

British restaurateur Keith McNally recreates his famed New York Parisian-style brasserie at this busy corner spot off Covent Garden. The soaring grand café setting creates an enchanting white-tablecloth backdrop to enjoy the classic French brasserie menu, including dishes like duck and beef pie, moules marinière (mussels with cream and white wine), and ox cheek bourguignon (stew). Treat yourself to rock oysters and champagne while perusing the nearly all-French wine list, which carries everything from Chablis to Charmes-Chambertin, before polishing off a pile of profiteroles for dessert.

French Romantic Service Breakfast Lunch Dinner Coffee Pre-Theater Brunch Dessert Quick Bite LGBT Family Prix-Fixe $$$ Best Bet Fodor's Choice Gluten-free Historical Lively Vegan

Quick Facts

4–7 Russell St.
London, Greater London  WC2B 5HZ, England

- 020 - 3301–1155

Known For:
  • Parisian-style grand café setting
  • Handy prix fixe, weekend brunch, children's, and Afternoon Tea menus
  • Vegan and vegetarian options
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Reservations essential

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