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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
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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
Comfortable with a discreet air of
opulence. The fennel and (proper French) fish soup excellent with real depth of flavour. Gnocchi were a fabulous vegetarian main course and the lamb was very good, just a bit too much gravey. Pain perdu dessert lacked a bit of zing. Wines by the glass were really well chosen and the service could not have been better. All in all, a wonderful lunch and very good value. We have been raving about it since and recommending it to our friends"
dined on 15/04/2014
Especially if you fancy old
classics like Omelette Arnold Bennett; or beef hash with chilli eggs - great."
dined on 05/04/2014
We've been, several times now, to
this place. The room is beautiful, one of the nicest you'll find in London. Big, high ceilings, massive windows -- a classic Art Deco vibe to the place. The food is always very good, with a menu that changes enough to keep it interesting. My only minor complaint is that the service is very hit and miss. "We might have another drink" means just that, not "please nod and disappear for 10 minutes." Likewise, just too many moments where you feel like you've been forgotten. Don't get me wrong, the staff seem very nice, and seem to be trying their best - I just wonder if they're inexperienced or that the place is perhaps understaffed. Overall though, more than worth a visit."
dined on 04/04/2014
Perfect place to dine early with
guaranteed parking as we had 2 hour drive home ahead. Arrived at 6.30, the staff so nice that just three of you dining then you don't feel alone. The menu is varied - you can eat grandly or have a snack. Kir Royale and cocktails helped us recover from the day. Then oysters, the crab, chilli spaghetti and fish soup, all spot on followed by Thai fish curry ,- carpet burger with fried oyster. Great puds for two, pain perdu with apricots and sorbets all just right. By now the restaurant was quite full, a couple with well behaved children , - two regulars seemed like three times a weekers - people dressed up and celebrating and many more,, a lovely mix we hadn't noticed them arrive, a delicious brasserie."
dined on 03/04/2014
This is a real good place to bring
your friends because of the ambience. It was my first time and best on what I heard about it, I expected more from the food that was actually quite traditional on not very special"
dined on 01/04/2014
Excellent service and food
quality, and a comfortable spacious restaurant. And a convenient location top have dinner before catching a train from Paddington, as we found."
dined on 31/03/2014
Home made Bearnaise (nice),
overall food poor. Friendly front of house and restaurant staff but service very slow. Very poor value for money. Sorry but would not recommend"
dined on 29/03/2014
The food is brilliant modern
cooking, with excellent wine selections in a great ambience and with unobtrusive but terrific service. There is plenty space so you can have private conversation. One of my favourite restaurants."
dined on 27/03/2014
A good restaurant in a good
setting. To be in the top 50 as this restaurant is the difference between Cafe Anglais and it's competitors is the attention to detail. I felt they took the edge off a great meal by a rather petty action. Instead of having the mixed variety of ice cream I asked for one flavour, ginger. When it came it was just one small scope, but they still charged the full price for it. It was not a cheap meal and such a petty response to a request such as this is what we remember."
dined on 25/03/2014
This was a return visit, following
lunch there a couple of years ago, to say thank you to a cousin & his wife. The restaurant was surprisingly quiet for a Friday evening but everyone was still very much on their toes with the ambience not really being affected. The 1930s decor is quite classy and oozes a natural elegance that matches the offering from Rowley Leigh and his team. The staff are warm and friendly and have been well trained and the food, whilst somewhat traditional is cooked to the highest of standards. All this is done at a very reasonable price. Whilst Le Cafe Anglais is not cutting edge and trendy it will always be solid, dependable and would be regularly visited if we lived locally."
dined on 14/03/2014
I chose the £10 lunch not because
I wanted to save money -- though that's always nice -- but because it included dishes that looked interesting and turned out to be very enjoyable."
dined on 19/03/2014
"Fair" may be a bit harsh, but I
don't think the place was especially good. Service was impersonal - our waiter was almost a caricature of how I'd imagine a surly French waiter. I wondered if it were all an act and he was in fact from Peckham! Food was OK: Parmesan custard starter was very tasty, but the main of chicken and mushroom pie was more gravy than anything else (and only came with a side of wilted lettuce - had I realised, I probably would have ordered potatoes / chips). Dessert of chocolate fondant was very good. In summary, nothing was particularly wrong, but nothing wowed me either. I don't think that I'll go back. Bill was circa. £85 per head including half-bottle of wine each and service. Felt a bit pricey for the experience."
dined on 11/03/2014
I've been here a handful of times
in the past few years, and always had a terrific experience. They have probably the best email newsletter of all the London restaurants - well-written, witty, punchy - and I'm tempted to visit more often than I am able to! This visit was a disappointment. Two of us had Sunday roasts, which were very poor. Roast potatoes were soggy, the meat serving was small and the gravy was thin and tasteless. The Sunday lunch my OH makes at home knocks spots off it! On a brighter note, the starters and puddings were good, and up to the usual Le C.A. standard. The roving magician is always fun. Service was fair: competent, but lacking any charm nor warmth. No-one thanked us nor said goodbye as we paid and left."
dined on 23/02/2014
We had attended the restaurant
before and was happy to receive the same seats. We had lunch before this time we had dinner. The restaurant wasn't very full so lacked ambience. Staff greeted us well and were reasonably attentive but just seemed to be going through the motion. My starter of celery and fennel soup was delicious but not warm enough as we're the new potatoes. My son enjoyed his steak. Overall overpriced and they did not say goodbye as we left. Will not be going again."
dined on 09/03/2014
I had no idea this restaurant
existed as you can't see it from the street, so only found out about it on Top Table. We had a lovely lunch with some really interesting and unusual starters and deserts as well a perfectly cooked traditional roasts. The service was excellent and the room is lovely art-deco and light and spacious. Because it is carpeted it is not noisy so you can have easy conversations. We will definitely go there again."
dined on 09/03/2014
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
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