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Relais de Venise - City of London Branch

#1,469 of 17,712 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
City of London
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5 Throgmorton Street, London EC2N 2AD, England
+44 20 7638 6325
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London, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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London, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
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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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 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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73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 369 helpful votes
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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Thank ManuelLove
Frinton-On-Sea, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

No menu, walnut salad, good steak and fries and a bottle of hose red. Perfect lunch!! Make sure you get there early or you join a daily queue, but still worth the wait.

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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Very simple concept - steak frites, but done superbly well and with excellent service - point to note - you cannot book, and they will not seat a table until the entire party is there, and it is often full by 1, so if you want to sit a party of more than two then make sure they are all... More 

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Woking
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47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

If you only do one thing, then you have to do it well - and this place does a good job of a steak and chips. There is no choice here, except how well done you want your steak. There is however a desert menu, with more than one options - and all pretty good! Perhaps not the place for... More 

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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
Business meetings, Groups
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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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