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Le Café Anglais
8 Porchester Gardens
London, W2 4DB
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Le Café Anglais Details
0207 221 1415
Hours of Operation:
Monday to Sunday 12pm - 3.30 pm
Brunch: Saturday 12PM - 3:30PM
Monday to Thursday 6.30 - 10.30 pm
Friday and Saturday 6.30 - 11.00 pm
Sunday 6.30 - 10 pm
Monday to Saturday 12pm - 10.30pm
Sunday 12pm - 5pm
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British, English, French
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Did you know that our roaming magician visits every Sunday lunchtime?
He’ll keep your children spellbound with his incredible magic tricks, giving you a moment to enjoy some grown-up time and have a thoroughly relaxing Sunday. Yes, it is still possible with children.
Tube: Queensway & Bayswater
Whiteley's shopping centre has its own car park
A word from Le Café Anglais
West London's finest restaurant. Offering superb food and drink in a chic and stylish restaurant, Le Cafe Anglais is the ideal retreat for a luxury meal or a relaxed Saturday brunch.
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Diners' Choice Winner
All 4 in our party greatly enjoyed
the excellent food. As well as the fine cooking, we appreciated the interesting dishes on the menu. The spacious layout and professional service also contributed to a relaxed meal."
dined on 04/03/2014
Although Cafe Anglais is one of my
favourites, I had not been for Sunday lunch these last 12 months. As usual, roast beef was superb and the Yorkshire pudding was amazing, The pris fixe menu is extremely good value. Many families there with young children who were, individually, entertained by a young magician who went from table to table. An excellent innovation and, from what I could see, the parents were enjoying themselves as much as the children. One of the many advantages here is, no matter how busy the restaurant and no doubt thanks to the high ceilings and sift furnishings, is is never noisy. I'm through with restaurants where one has to yell at each other to be heard. Interesting wine list, too."
dined on 02/03/2014
Dined here several times in the
past and always found it reliable and reasonable value. Good accessible wine list and we took advantage of their special wine offer on the night, half price for an upmarket red Burgundy. Not many diners on a Sunday evening in late February but the vast dining space felt quite cosy nevertheless."
dined on 23/02/2014
When you walk in the place looks
really lovely, a place you feel you've come to that is rather special. Staff are friendly and thoughtful. The place is large. We all enjoyed our food. We had ordered extra toast which never arrived, but I think it was a young waiter who messed this up. We thought the brunch menu a little expensive, and when we asked if we could pick things off the brunch menu (as in not have the whole thing) they said we couldn't. Which was a pity. I just wanted an eggs benedict - not quite sure why they couldn't accommodate this request. Yes i we would all go again."
dined on 01/03/2014
This remains one of my very
favourite London restaurants. The Kitchen remains supberb and speks for itself. Whether I want a light supper (e.g. omelette fine herbes) or a full lunch or dinner, I receive the same impeccable, courteous service. My only beef remains the lavatories which are in a corridor so dark that one needs a torch to light the way - and the doors are so 'designery' that one has to grope about till they open. But the restaurant itself cannot be faulted. And, above all, one is not sitting in the lap of fellow diners and it's never noisy, no matter how full."
dined on 27/02/2014
A bit late in the day but still
worth posting. I have eaten her a couple of times during the game season and have had exemplary grouse, partridge, and mallard. Superior cooking and service. Really excellent saucing with the perfectly cooked meat. One suggestion: more half bottles to go with the super food choices."
dined on 11/11/2013
We had a wonderful meal at le Cafe
Anglais this week. It is such an incredibly pleasant place to eat. Do not be put off by the fact that it is at the top of Whiteleys - you would never know it once you were through the door. In fact, it has a separate entrance on the street - but it also has a very useful car park on the roof - free if you ask them to stamp your parking ticket! The food is always great and the service is exceptional. We love it!"
dined on 25/02/2014
Had delicious Sunday lunch, good
range of interesting starters - 'pike boudin' went down well for instance! All went for traditional roasts which were delicious. The Best Roast Potatoes ever - and an extra bowl arrived on request. Puds good too. At £50 per head, with one bottle of wine and service it was just about £10 per person more than I wanted to pay!"
dined on 23/02/2014
One of my favourite restaurants.
Really good done simply but extremely well."
dined on 22/02/2014
Took my girlfriend for a
Valentine's Day dinner and found Le Cafe Anglais excellent. They had a special menu on, which offered excellent value for money and the food was delicious - I had lamb followed, whilst my girlfriend had duck - the desserts were mouthwatering as well. What we both really loved about the place was the atmosphere and extremely friendly staff - from the lady who greeted us at the door to the man who handed us the bill - they were efficient without being interfering and went out of their way to make us feel welcome... I will certainly tell others about Le Cafe Anglais and you can rest assured we will be back!"
dined on 14/02/2014
Love this restaurant - the room is
lovely, the waiters are very professional and the food is very good. There is also a car park on the roof which is very convenient. Would definitely recommend it."
dined on 14/02/2014
Went there for a business lunch.
Service was spot on - attentive but not intrusive. The food was excellent (only marred slightly by my guest finding a very undercooked potato in his serving). Environment is open, light and pleasant - tables don't feel too close to each other and it was easy to converse without too much extraneous noise (although it wasn't full when I was there). Not the cheapest option certainly but ideal for what I wanted - would definitely recommend it."
dined on 07/02/2014
Food was great. I found it
difficult to decide what I wanted to eat. Great, attentive service. The restaurant was not that busy though as we were there on a Thursday evening."
dined on 30/01/2014
Very good starter and excellent
pudding. Main course, rather tired. This was lunch time, had previously had an enjoyable Dinner some months earlier. On reflection it was quite expensive, not the best value. Nevertheless, good in parts."
dined on 29/01/2014
Still good but seems to have put
its prices up and the menu seems to offer less choice."
dined on 28/01/2014
great food selection, nice and
quite place for business lunch"
dined on 25/01/2014
We've enjoyed going to Cafe
Anglais since it opened - its always been our preferred destination for something a bit special. But when we went on my birthday, we were so disappointed to see that the menu has changed. There was nothing delicious from the rotisserie, and we didn't want hamburger & chips or woodcock. So we ended up leaving and taking a taxi to Hardy's. Rowley Leigh should have a serious think about extending his menu to include pork and lamb dishes as before."
dined on 21/12/2013
Highlights here were a very fine
piece of turbot, simply grilled, with a well-made hollandaise on the side, and a moist and flavourful pot-roast pheasant. The wine list offers plenty of mainstream treats, including the almost affordable bottle of 2010 St Aubin we chose. Starters and desserts (rhubarb charlotte with ginger ice cream) were well up to the mark. The space is large but well designed. Service was satisfactory, though perhaps somewhat lacking in warmth."
dined on 15/01/2014
We've had several very good
dinners here and went for Sunday lunch. The service was as always excellent and the food as served at dinner, - oysters for instance - as good as ever. But the Sun lunch menu, whilst acceptable, lacked the verve and inventiveness of the a la carte and was a bit middle of the road whilst not being particularly cheap. Not bad, and certainly wouldn't stop us returning for the more usual a la carte fare."
dined on 12/01/2014
Well received.The room is well
lit, spacious.The table was by the window.We ordered the brunch menu. The scrambled eggs and salmon was delicious, runny and generous. The only objection is the coordination of service.The coffee came late and was not piping hot, otherwise very pleasant and surely will be repeated."
dined on 11/01/2014
we didn't get any attention when
we sat down, had to call the waitress all the time for drinks, menu's, food, bill etc... restaurant was understaffed."
dined on 10/01/2014
Though the food was tasty, we
found it had a restricted menu choice which made us pick dishes we didn't really want. Portions on the small side. Good service."
dined on 08/01/2014
Big place, missing a few bodies,
felt a bit like a cruise ship. Partridge and sauce were excellent! Generally food was very good. Service was a bit forced. Not cheap. All in, good but not great."
dined on 02/01/2014
Warm welcome, excellent
organization and service (efficient without being intrusive or hurrying), good value set lunch, no ghastly background music, so able to talk."
dined on 20/12/2013
I don't know why but I'm distinct
uninspired by the menu, perhaps familiarity breeds contempt?"
dined on 19/09/2013
Our first visit for several years,
I had forgotten just how beautiful the room is, added to which the tables are well spaced and the rotisserie grills display some parts of the menu. Our starters of anchovie toast with parmesan custard confirmed our memory of the previous visit, excellent bold flavours. For our mains we went with the game, teal and pheasant: the teal was perfectly cooked, tender and red, the pheasant perhaps a little dry. Good wines and very good service, a most relaxing and enjoyable evening. Must come more often."
dined on 17/12/2013
I've been to Cafe Anglais a few
time and have always eaten well there: simple but tasty and reliable menu, very good service, lovely space. Don't know what went wrong last Thursday: nearly an hour between starter and main course, steaks not cooked as ordered and tough for the price; game birds (partridge & woodcock) nicely cooked but unimaginatively presented and took three request to get the right combination of bread sauce, gravy and game chips; sprouts were black, burnt and inedible. Clearly something was amiss, which the waiters recognised as we were given a free pudding and a very nice bottle of dessert wine gratis by way of an apology. But a shambles overall I'm afraid, very untypical."
dined on 12/12/2013
Very good in all aspects of
service. Superb range of foods on the menu with many seasonal treats, including game. A fabulous location which I will return to frequently."
dined on 12/12/2013
The Thanksgiving prix fixe menu
was very good, though a bit overpriced (at 55GBP, plus wine/beverages and service). There was a bit of a wait between the appetizer and main course, but service was very attentive and efficient overall. I would not mind trying their regular menu if I'm in the neighborhood."
dined on 28/11/2013
like no other in the neighbourhood
cafe anglais combines good service and food. not one single error in the orders despite the waiters uncertainty."
dined on 29/11/2013
My second visit, a stunning room,
great food and service, had Parmesan custard with anchovy toast, oh wow loved it.Cod 'n chips with tartar, pea puree and dressed lettuce leaves (a fave of mine) and spouse had country pate followed by one of the best Moussaka he has ever had with Dauphinoise potatoes (his fave) . A This restaurant they will mix and match however you want. It had so much choice we both adore it and location is amazing upstairs at Whiteleys overlooking the crazy traffic down below. We both can't wait to go again. The wine was expensive and it is quite a trek but those are minor details from a glorious memorable evening"
dined on 22/11/2013
Very much enjoyed the attention to
detail, the beautiful setting and the extremely professional but warm attention given to us by the staff. Food was very good , especially the pumpkin soup and roast chicken ."
dined on 16/11/2013
Service was too slow and had to
ask for condiments when you have burger. Drinks too slow , coffee too slow, always looking for a waiter. When the restaurant had only 8 tables to deal with. The waitress was the only efficient one."
dined on 09/11/2013
We had a disappointing meal
overall, although both starters (seasonal funghi penne,scallops) were good. Main courses were let down by a moussaka which seemed to be all potato, and something made the fishcake crumb too oily - surely not cheap oil?. Staff tried hard but there was confusion over the wine and a hastily produced carafe of red had lees that should have been spotted. Fig and apple tart was too dry and the cheese plate mean and overripe. In the past I've loved this restaurant, let's hope it improves."
dined on 13/11/2013
The combination of delicious food,
great ambience, attentive and charming staff, never fails to put a smile on one' face. On this occasion, the scrambled eggs with white truffle were an outstanding (albeit inescapably expensive) treat. And how nice to see the signature scallops with pea puree and mint on the prix fixe Sunday menu."
dined on 10/11/2013
I've been a Rowley Leigh fan since
Kensington Place days and I love the six year old Cafe Anglais. Lovely food, careful chosen (if a bit pricey) wine. If you like good, original cooking of superb meat, fish and vegetables this is the place for you. The only times I've not been happy with the food (5% of the times I've been) are when Leigh isn't cooking."
dined on 05/11/2013
Sadly on this visit a wild duck
was inedibly tough. Kitchen response was that "duck can be". A courteous 5 follow up letter to Rowley Leigh got no reply."
dined on 14/09/2013
Good service and well presented
food in interesting art deco surroundings"
dined on 03/11/2013
We visited this time with two
elderly relatives, both picky and both fragile: the restaurant could not have been more helpful and considerate. Although this cannot be a prime consideration when assembling a menu, there are lots of adaptable and delicious dishes among the Café Anglais choices, which made the occasion a treat for all of us."
dined on 26/10/2013
The main course was so appalling
that I will never go to this restaurant again. I chose John Dory with artichoke, scallops, walnuts and new potatoes. When the fish arrived, it looked really odd. A small tail but also what appeared to be the main head bones. Every single mouthful of the fish I took was full of tiny bones. In the end I left all of the fish. When the waitress (finally) came, she cleared the plates without asking whether we had enjoyed our meal. I told her that the John Dory had been inedible and that she should tell the chef not to serve this dish to any other diner. There was no apology and no explanation. When the bill arrived, nothing was taken off for the inedible dish and the full 12.5% service charged."
dined on 26/10/2013
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High ceiling panelled room with Le Cafe Anglais' trademark huge windows and rich velvet curtains. Seating up to 26 people it
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