Cafe Des Amis
Afternoon lunch/early supperWonderful food and attentive staff but the service was very slow. It didn't matter to us chatting girlies as it was raining and we were happy to while away the time but it could have been frustrating if you were in a hurry. Will definitely go back again though.15/06/2013 00:00:00Fabulous mealThe restaurant was very busy but the service was still very prompt and nothing was left to chance. The food was presented well and tasted amazing. The staff was very attentive and nothing was too much trouble, we were taken care of.15/06/2013 00:00:00Cafe des AmisTucked away off Long Acre - a great place to escape the crowds and enjoy a nice quiet lunch . The food is good and good value. Service is pleasant and quick .ideal for a lunch time escape .13/06/2013 00:00:00Meal with good friendsExcellent food, service and ambience! We had a great evening! Highly recommended!12/06/2013 00:00:00POOR WINEA big BUT.....The half bottle of wine with the deal was an EXTREMELY MODEST ITALIAN plonk, presumably bought for the purpose. In a decent French restaurant you would expect a half bottle of French house wine, not this. I complained about it when we were asked by the head waiter about our meal etc (after we had drunk most of the bottle admittedly!), he was apologetic and we did not pay for another bottle of wine. A terrible mistake nonetheless!12/06/2013 00:00:00I always go backLove this restaurant and have been many times, usually on one of the offers. I always say I will try somewhere else but always end up going back as I know how much I enjoy it. Went there for lunch on my birthday last Wednesday. I was surprised that every table was taken and the atmosphere was lovely and buzzy". Had the 50% off deal as you could choose anything from the a la carte menu and not a set menu. Lovely! After lunch we sat at the tables outside for coffee and brandies. One small criticism is that the drinks are expensive,12/06/2013 00:00:00Tasty Food - Busy TimesI really enjoyed my meal at Cafe Des Amis - It's the second time I've eaten here and the food was excellent again. Service was a little slow, but we were eating in a relatively busy restaurant so this can be excused.12/06/2013 00:00:00Very good food and serviceThis was a pre-theatre deal (2 courses + wine for £19.95), superb value and great service.11/06/2013 00:00:00Good food each time!Took two friends for lunch. Good value, good food, serivce a bit slow.11/06/2013 00:00:00Excellent value, great meal.Excellent value, great meal. Busy and bustling, nice ambience. No complaints about the service. Would definitely recommend.11/06/2013 00:00:00High quality pre-theatre optionThis is now my preferred pre-theatre option for Covent Garden/West End. The food is classic simple French. Decently cooked and properly fresh. Service levels are high and staff are cheerful. This week we arrived just before 6.00 (the restaurant was full) and said we needed to be out by 7.00. In fact, we were finished by 6.55 and had several polite enquiries during dinner as to whether we were still comfortable with the schedule. Hard to fault.11/06/2013 00:00:00Half-price dinner at Cafe des Amis!We took advantage of the fantastic offer of 50% off a la carte meals at Cafe des Amis, a friendly French restaurant tucked away down a side street in Covent Garden. Good food and wine served by friendly staff. Can't think of a better way to spend a Monday night.10/06/2013 00:00:00What a wonderful mealBooked 50% deal, mentioning it was our anniversary. On arrival the manager spoke to the waitress and asked for a nice table for us. We were taken to a smaller more intimate room and had a lovely table by the window, my only complaint would be that the tables were quite close together, which normally would have been ok, except for a particularly loud couple next to us! Soon after being seated the manager was back with a complimentary glass of champagne each for our anniversary. I was so impressed with this, it was completely unexpected, in in fact tasted so nice we ordered a bottle of it. The food that followed was well worth the full prices on the menu, so the 50% was a very good deal. The service was attentive and couldn't be faulted.08/06/2013 00:00:00PRE THEATRE DINING WITH QUALITYWhat a find!! Cannot fault the whole experience, food excellent the service was second to none and would highly recommend to all as a fabulous and faultless restaurant!!08/06/2013 00:00:00Great meal - with the 505 discountWe arrived 15 mins early but were promptly seated, having been told we had to vacate in 2 hours - no problem with that. We had barely stopped swallowing the prior course before the next was put down and it was all over in about 25 mins - it then took 70 mins and repeated pleading to get the bill. Still food was really tasty - although clearly pre-prepared and the service was friendly. I would go back but only with the discount.08/06/2013 00:00:00Great!Excellent value on the £14.50 lunch deal. Fantastic!08/06/2013 00:00:00A special occasionWe chose this restaurant because of its menu. We were not disappointed. The meal was in our top five and is all the better when you realise that my wife and I are retired.07/06/2013 00:00:00An excellent meal before the operaWe had a first class supper before the opera - which meant a very early start. The food was very good and served both quickly and efficiently. I had made a mistake over an aspect of our booking, and this was resolved efficiently and most helpfully by the people at the desk. All in all, we were very pleased.07/06/2013 00:00:00Hidden, but buzzing venueOn the outside of Covent Garden it may not be found by everyone, which means those who visit do so for a reason. Reasonably priced, friendly staff and a great venue supplement a menu with choices for all tastes. Dishes are not necessarily French, but classic European with a hint of a 21st century update. Wine list is extensive with something for every palate and budget. Give it a go!07/06/2013 00:00:00Fabulous location for theFabulous location for the Covent Garden visitors especiall for after theatre dining.06/06/2013 00:00:00Another very successful meal!My wife and I only visit London periodically but always try to get a booking here before anywhere else - to avoid possible disappointment. Very good service (without being rushed along), very good food. Nothing is too much trouble - you only have to ask. Looking forward to our next visit later this month!!!05/06/2013 00:00:00Good experience againOnce again, I took someone new to Cafe Des Amis and once again we had a good meal. My friend had the stuffed pepper (as she has health issues and can only eat veggie food) and the smoked salmon starter. Both of these were of a good size and very tasty. I had the cream of broccoli soup - again delicious. We were in a hurry so needed to be out quickly - the service was excellent as usual. I really love this place!05/06/2013 00:00:00I booked Cafe Des Amis forI booked Cafe Des Amis for my sisters birthday and had a great time. I found the restaurant was very easy to get to. Food was very nice. I had the the French onion soup to start. I've had it in other places and it was just as good. The scallops with crab risotto was incredable and would recommend it. The waitresses were very attentive and friendly. Will return very soon.05/06/2013 00:00:00Brilliant value with 50% offBrilliant value with 50% off and food always good here!04/06/2013 00:00:00end to a perfect dayA VERY BUZZY RESTAURANT, FULL OF AMBIENCE, FOOD WELL PRESENTED, GOOD VALUE AND MOST OF ALL VERY PLEASANT STAFF03/06/2013 00:00:00Sunday chaosI have been coming to Café des Amis for years and have always loved the food and service. I decided to take my family for lunch, so called ahead to make sure they could cater for kids. When we arrived and asked about the kids friendly food I was told there was none. I mentioned I'd spoken to someone the day before and they said they could do whatever was on the menu in kid friendly portions. We ordered burgers from the brasserie menu for the kids but they were quite burnt. Also the two members of staff who waited on our table hardly spoke English so making ourselves understood was a bit of a struggle. I was rather disappointed as I'd 'bigged' the restaurant up to the family and felt a bit let down.02/06/2013 00:00:00Tucked AwayCafe des Amis is tucked away between Long Acre and Covent Garden. The food is fantastic..ground and first floor restaurant..and basement bar which also serves food. This was my second visit and I wasn't disappointed.02/06/2013 00:00:00This was the first time weThis was the first time we had visited this restaurant and we will definetly go again. The atmosphere was friendly but efficient . We went pre theatre and had plent of time for 3 courses and a relaxed drink as the service was excellent. Staff were friendly and the food was very good and good value for money. I would recommend for per and post theatre meals.01/06/2013 00:00:00Lovely restaurant, welcomingLovely restaurant, welcoming staff and food rich but tasty. However, the appearance of the restaurant from outside was marred by a large black refuse container to the side of the building. I would have walked past the restaurant had I not booked as this was very off-putting.01/06/2013 00:00:00Love it!I was having dinner there with my boyfriend on his birthday. The service was excellent, a lovely italian girl very kind. The meat very soft. In general very good. Just a little bit expensive.01/06/2013 00:00:00great lunch on weekend with friendsgreat service and tasty food, we had an early lunch on sunny saturday on 50% food offer. fish soup starter was huge! and the apple tart dessert was very nice indeed. fantastic deal with the voucher.01/06/2013 00:00:00Pre-TheatreWe have dined here before, but this was our first pre-dinner booking, and could not fault it other than my side order of chips never arrived. Our booking was for 17.45 and in no time the restaurant was full and buzzing, so we are not the only ones to like it a lot.31/05/2013 00:00:00Excellent evening with friendsGreat meal, really good value with tt offer. Food and service excellent as always.31/05/2013 00:00:00Great Quality and value and French!Style and substance in abundance. Brilliant booking system, great service, outstanding food, and astonishing value. We will regularly return, when the opportunity allows.31/05/2013 00:00:00Pre-theatre evening mealWe sat in the upstairs part of the restaurant, which had a calm, secluded atmosphere. We were advised as we sat down that the table was only ours for two hours, but since we had a limited time before the theatre this did not matter. It could perhaps have been annoying if we had wanted to stay longer, but given that the booking was for 6.00pm it was a reasonable stipulation. The staff were attentive and friendly and overall it was a very pleasant experience.30/05/2013 00:00:00Cafe Des AmisAnother superb special offer lunch with a generous glass of wine. Cannot fault this restaurant and keep going back for more.30/05/2013 00:00:00No surprisesCafé de Amis was as on previous visits very competent, enjoyable food and great service. It was very busy so there was quite a lot of noise but they seemed to handle it well.30/05/2013 00:00:00Another lovely mealI took a friend here for the first time who loved her scallops and the quality of the food.
My lamb was one of the best - medium as requested and beautifully tender.
Another great meal at Cafe des Amis.30/05/2013 00:00:00Great food and good value.Great food and good value. Perfect for pre/post theatre.28/05/2013 00:00:00A Special OccasionCafe Des Amis may be tucked away in a corner street but it's only a short stroll from Convent Garden tube station. The atmosphere was lively so recommend upstairs if you like a quieter atmosphere. Crisp white table cloths and a service to match. Although some of the items on the menu were finished due to the heavy demands over that weekend our food choices were excellent. French onion soup was delicious and in generous portions. We all chose the fish dishes which were excellent . Food was hot and well presented and the wine list varied with a price list to match.
So an excellent restaurant for that special occasion.27/05/2013 00:00:00Give it a goWe went for the 50% off the a la carte menu this time which is worth doing. Three two course meals was £51, pretty good I thought. We also ordered wine which they didn't have so they gave us more expensive bottles for the same price as the one's we had ordered.
On the down side it was good value for what we received, however I'm glad we had the 50% reduction otherwise you could feel cheated, particularly on the starters. Also the steak is not included in the deal. Good ambiance and great location, wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.27/05/2013 00:00:00Good food and service. GoodGood food and service. Good value with the Top Table booking deals.26/05/2013 00:00:00Third VisitThis was our third visit and it was just as good as the first. Will become a regular dining place for us.26/05/2013 00:00:00Food was excellent. RoastFood was excellent. Roast beef Sunday roast was probably one of the best cuts of meat I have had for a roast lunch in a long time. Waiting staff were excellent, despite the restaurant being busy. Would recommend going to Cafe des Amis on a Sunday afternoon for a great all round experience.26/05/2013 00:00:00Bank holiday dining experienceWe enjoyed dining out at this restaurant for a pre theatre meal so much that we have booked it again for a n evening after the theatre crown has gone for a group of six. The menu is interesting and food is served so that it feeds all the senses.Service was timely and welcoming.26/05/2013 00:00:00Food is always outstanding!Super food, so fresh and great portion sizes. Good variety of dishes and lovely wine list. ALWAYS happy to return.25/05/2013 00:00:00I booked this meal on theI booked this meal on the 50% off voucher for A La Carte menu. A good choice of food all round. Service was quick and the waitress extremely helpful and pleasant. Will definitely use again. A nice bar area on the lower floor to finish the night with a relaxing drink.25/05/2013 00:00:00afternoon lunchReally enjoyable family meal - superb value with the 50% off a la carte. Food was wonderful and friendly efficient staff. Always busy. Thoroughly recommended.25/05/2013 00:00:00Cafe Des AmisGood food in lively restaurant. Staff efficient, ideal for pre-theatre dining.24/05/2013 00:00:00delicious foodFantastic value for money with the various offers on top table.the food is always delicious and the service is always very friendly. highly recommend this restaurant for pre theater meals.24/05/2013 00:00:00