Cafe Des Amis
scarlet feverExcellent as usual . Visited many times. Food and service excellent.21/05/2013 00:00:001frozendinerI voted the restaurant down for ambience for two reasons - the noise level was high which made it difficult to have a conversation with my partner. This was due to the low ceiling (we were seated upstairs but have also experienced this downstairs) and the tables are crammed in so you are very close to the next table. Secondly, the aircon was switched on after about 10 minutes of being seated and was, unfortunately for me, directly above my head and blasted out cold air. I asked the waitress if it could be turned down but seemingly not - so I froze. I would add that the above didn't ruin my evening as overall, the whole experience is very good and using an Amazon voucher, represents excellent value for money.20/05/2013 00:00:00Good food and serviceEcellent food and service. With loyalty discount excellent value.20/05/2013 00:00:00Great lunchLovely food, great service from friendly and engaging staff19/05/2013 00:00:00An excellent venue for lunch,An excellent venue for lunch, food was very good and we had a very attentive waitress. I would certainly recommend.18/05/2013 00:00:00Great ValueOur lunch last Saturday was a very pleasant surprise. We picked the 3 course menu for £15 and it was delicious. The staff could not have been more friendly and the service was very good. We will definitely come again.18/05/2013 00:00:00Another great meal from thisAnother great meal from this ever consistent place...always my destination of choice for pre-theatre due to its location, the fantastic, friendly staff and the great food.15/05/2013 00:00:00NeverNever ceases to live up to expectations- fabulous food, delightful staff and with the current offers, 50% discount, extraordinary value. I had the steak tartare and a chocolate soup with black pepper ice cream. In fact I loved it so much I've had exactly that menu twice now. My guests were all equally impressed.15/05/2013 00:00:00With its offer it is goodWith its offer it is good value for a pre ROH meal. A good standard of French cuisine.15/05/2013 00:00:00Great experienceHave visited Café Des Amis twice now and have not been disappointed. The 3 courses for £15.00 or 50% off the a la carte menu is fantastic value. The food has been excellent on both occasions and the service is fast and very friendly. I'm going again in a few weeks and will do so as long as the offers remain. Price and food quality wise you can't do better in central London.15/05/2013 00:00:00LunchThe staff were very welcoming and not too intrusive when we were seated, which was great. The portions were perfect and very satisfying not to mention delicious.
It was my third visit in the last year and I enjoyed it just as much for lunch as the evening meals we have had there.
Very friendly waitresses...nothing was too much trouble.14/05/2013 00:00:00Girls catch up!We met in the bar downstairs which was a very nice meeting point before having a meal. We had booked the offer at 50% off food and we got a free bottle of wine (we upgraded to the wine we had started downstairs and only had to pay the difference of £2.95). Very friendly service, asked about a few dishes, unfortunately two of the main dishes the chicken and venison were not available although it was only 7.15pm. Food was lovely, I had the scallops to start (my friend had it for main course) and it was lovely, followed by calves liver. Was busy and would recommend booking but was not rushed had a very nice evening and would recommend.14/05/2013 00:00:00Great Food and ServiceMy partner and I went for Sunday dinner and the restaurant was thriving with people. The starters - French onion soup is the best I've tasted and the roast beef is just succulent and cooked just the way you like it! Great TT deal with friendly service - I would recommend and return.12/05/2013 00:00:00Consistently good........It was my third visit to Cafe Des Amis. I had a girlie lunch with both my daughters and my sister on Saturday 11th May. I booked the £14.95 special offer which gave us 2 courses and a glass of wine. My experience was just as good as on previous visits. Good value for money. Good quality food, well cooked and thoughtfully presented. We enjoyed the daily special of crab and avacado for starter and swordfish for our main course. We were pleased that neither had a supplement attached. The service is good and the ambience relaxed and friendly. Well done.11/05/2013 00:00:00excellent pre-theatre mealexcellent pre-theatre meal which was actually mid afternoon due to the early start at Covent Garden. Excellent value for the set menu which was delicious11/05/2013 00:00:00Relaxing long lunchGood friends eating and drinking and talking over a very long lunch, which none of the staff seemed to mind. The service was excellent and the food delicious.11/05/2013 00:00:00liked itLovely post theater meal, excellent value set menu, food was delicious and would definitely go there again.
Block booking of 2 hour slot was not a problem but slow getting the bill.11/05/2013 00:00:00As always, food of excellentAs always, food of excellent quality. The smoked haddock itself is worth the visit.
We always enjoy ourselves and that's why we revisit! With a widening group of friends!11/05/2013 00:00:00Lovely lunchEnjoyed a lovely long Saturday lunch with friends and appreciated the way all our booking requests were dealt with. Service very pleasant throughout and we were not made to feel rushed. We ordered from the TT menu which had plenty variety and the portion size was fair. We then ordered an extra course and the chocolate soup with black pepper ice cream was a real highlight. Will go again.11/05/2013 00:00:00Anniversary dinnerWonderful food in an attractive but overheated upstairs. Make sure you think about the table you are offered as those for couples are far too close together.10/05/2013 00:00:00theatrelandWhat an excellent resturant, excellent service and the food matched it. Its location near to theatres is te icing on the cake.
recommended09/05/2013 00:00:00Supper at Cafe Des AmisCafe Des Amis never disappoints. The set menus are extremely good value and the standard of cooking is first class. It is one of our favourite places to eat both pre and post theatre and judging by the crowded restaurant many others share my view of this restaurant.09/05/2013 00:00:00A lovely meal at Cafe des AmisI have been to Cade des Amis on several occasions and have always been satisified and today was no exception. The steak was amazing and my friend enjoyed her lamb.
I will be a regular at Cafe des Amis.09/05/2013 00:00:00My friends and I were amazedMy friends and I were amazed at how good the food was, delicious!!!
We didn't have to wait too long to be served too considering how busy it was. Would definitely like to eat here again. The chocolate fondant is to die for!!!09/05/2013 00:00:00Cafe des amis Covent gardenEaten here several times and never been disappointed. Top table offer made it such good value Will certainly go again09/05/2013 00:00:00Excellent meal.An excellent restaurant with good food - tasty and well presented. Service was efficient and friendly. This was my second visit and I would certainly go again.08/05/2013 00:00:00A convivial eveningThere were six in our party and the restaurant met my request for a round table. We had very good, but not intrusive service. There was a wide choice on the menu and the food was very well presented. The wine list was comprehensive and affordable. It all made for an excellent evening.07/05/2013 00:00:00A perfect pre-theatre choice!Due to it's proximity to the theatre, this was our first visit to Cafe Des Amis, and we were delighted with our choice.
Our dinner, chosen from the set menu, was delicious and well-presented. When going to the theatre, time is always of essence, and Cafe has obviously had lots of experience in this necessity and the service was professional, friendly and
efficient. The only negative was that the restaurant was quite crowded with a queue waiting to get in, which shows it's
popularity and the proximity to Covent Garden makes it a draw. It is also very good value for money which is an added bonus! We will definitely return!07/05/2013 00:00:00what a surprise findI loved the lunch at cafe des amis - it was amazing value with the toptable offer and well worth a visit05/05/2013 00:00:00Fantastic meal for 2 pre theatreGreat food and service and 50% off a la carte menu when we booked via Top Table before theatre.
Would definitely recommend.04/05/2013 00:00:00We had the £15 for 3 courseWe had the £15 for 3 course meal offer and it was fantastic value. The chicken was a little dry but otherwise very good. The bread was brilliant!!04/05/2013 00:00:00lunchService very efficient. Everyone enjoyed meal- there were 4 of us inc. 2 teenagers. Good atmosphere and very handy for theatre.04/05/2013 00:00:00Tasty pre theatre dinnerWe had a very tasty meal at Cafe Des Amis last week prior to watching a show at the nearby Donmar Warehouse. We had the special three courses for £15 which we felt was very good value - my friend raved about the soup starter. Probably the only criticism we have is that we were seated in a little annex room, which was lovely enough, alongside which there was a tiny galley kitchen of sorts which we found very noisy.03/05/2013 00:00:00Well dressed tables in Covent GdenWe had a relaxed late lunch , mid week on an offer giving us 2 courses with 2 glasses of wine. The set menu gave us plenty of choice - we had gravadlax and chicken , very good value. We like the pristine tablecloths and general ambiance and service. By 2.30pm the crowds had died down but there were enough customers to give life to the place. Will definitely go again.02/05/2013 00:00:00Cafe Des Amis- Covent GardenThis delightful restaurant is fantastic value ,consistantly keeping standards to a very high standard and ideal for lunch or pre/post theatre. I took my daughters to dinner on 2nd May prior to the ballet. The food, service and setting perfect. The menu and wine list is extensive. I have used it many times and will return.02/05/2013 00:00:00ExcellentThis is my second time I dine at Café des Amis, once for dinner and once for lunch, in both occasion the service, the food and atmosphere were excellent. It will certainly not be the last time I'm going there. thank you01/05/2013 00:00:00Hidden TreasureOur dinner was exceptional and exceeded our expectations by far. The Chocolate Soup as dessert is a definite must have!29/04/2013 00:00:00Excellent service; attentiveExcellent service; attentive but not fussy and such a charming waitress. Food was as good as always with even more choice than the last time I visited. Lovely atmosphere and just a really fantastic experience.29/04/2013 00:00:00Booked for a family occasion,Booked for a family occasion, could not fault, we loved it!28/04/2013 00:00:00Lovely experienceWe booked table for 7 we were early and asked if we would like to wait in the bar until our table was ready. We had a 50% drink voucher so had a bootle of champagne while we waited! We were called a couple of minutes after 7. The decor and ambience are really nice, we had a table for 4 next to the window upstairs. The staff were really friendly and the food was of a good quality. We had the 50% off the al a carte deal. So all together it was a lovely evening at a reasonable price. Will definitely return27/04/2013 00:00:00Lunch at Des Amis3 of us enjoyed the set lunch with a glass of wine. We found it excellent value and the standard of cooking and presentation was first rate. Service was friendly too.27/04/2013 00:00:00Had lunch here with a friendHad lunch here with a friend with an offer that was emailed to me for 50% off the a la carte menu and a free bottle of wine. Amazing value for the food we had and the wine was good too. We had starters, main, shared a dessert, then also shared a cheese board and it was all delicious. Will definitely be going back.26/04/2013 00:00:00Great night outMy team and I went to Cafe des Amis for a group dinner. The service was fantastic, we had read other reviews where the reviewer felt that the service was rushed but this was far from out experience with us spending a considerable amount of time in restaurant. All our meals were lovely and had generous portions. I would highly recommend Cafe des Amis to everyone.26/04/2013 00:00:00With the 50% off the A LaWith the 50% off the A La Carte menu and a free bottle of wine the place was heaving. Which adds to a very nice atmosphere. Can thoroughly recommend.25/04/2013 00:00:00suprisingluy goodLast time I went to Cafe Des Amis was in the 1980s! We went with top table 50% off offer and although the main resturant was very busy and a bit noisy, we were taken to the upsatirs front room which was quieter and smaller.
The food was great and good value with the offer. Our waitress, who had not been there long, was very sweet and attentive. A great evening25/04/2013 00:00:00Solid French FareVery reasonable prices for Covent Garden - service fine, although we struggled a little to pay the bill...food good if a little unremarkable - scallops probably the highlight.25/04/2013 00:00:00Great meal as alwaysDelicious food, friendly service, and great value. Highly recommend Cafe Des Amis.23/04/2013 00:00:00Dining in style and comfortI was very happy with the attentive but discreet service. Bread and olives - delicious fresh bread with plenty of butter .Dessert apple tart with ice cream -truly scrumptious, a good house red wine. A very memorable meal and I will be returning.23/04/2013 00:00:00do not missCame from jersey for wedding anniversary--attentive, friendly staff-excellant food choices-fantastic quality food..felt special being seated close to window to view passers-by. Wine selection reasonable and varied--(waitress could be shown how to open champagne without putting other customers eyes out!!!!!) Haha!!
Would recommend this reataurant to all our friends coming to london.20/04/2013 00:00:00Wonderful birthday celebrationWonderful birthday celebration at 3pm. Excellent food and service, attentive but not pushy - just right.20/04/2013 00:00:00