The Georgian Townhouse in Soho Celebrating La Vie en Rose From Dawn to Dusk
6 Oct 2014
• London’s oldest French restaurant was completely refurbished in 2014 under new owners Laurence Isaacson and Brian Clivaz
• Head Chef Oliver Lesnick has devised a menu based on typical French cuisine, bourgeois in style including Lobster bisque, steak tartare, steak frites, duck confit & snails
• ‘Upstairs at L’Escargot’, London’s newest Club Privé was launched in September 2014
If walls could talk, L’Escargot which dates back to 1927, would fill Soho with stories of the many visitors who have descended on London’s oldest French restaurant. Regarded by many as a place to celebrate life whilst enjoying typical French cuisine, Coco Chanel was an early visitor; L’Escargot today has a new look revitalising the old spirit of the place.
Oliver Lesnick’s menu draws on a bourgeois style and dishes in the restaurant include Pissaladière, Le spatchcock, Côte de veau, Lobster bisque, steak tartare, steak frites, Confit de canard and of course les escargots! The restaurant’s Carte des Vins features wines from various French regions including Burgundy, Loire, Bordeaux, Beaujolais and Rhône amongst others. The restaurant located on the ground floor is open for lunch and dinner served from midday until midnight. A theatre menu is also available and Sunday lunch is served until 4pm each weekend. The pooch friendly restaurant welcomes well behaved dogs and even offers them complimentary meals at lunchtime and weekends.
With such an enviable Georgian townhouse and extensive members club experience, Laurence Isaacson and Brian Clivaz unveiled ‘Upstairs at L’Escargot’ in the autumn of 2014. The new members club across two floors includes a private dining room on the first floor with wonderful views of Soho – The Salon Vert. The top floor is a creative kaleidoscope of rooms each with its own identity, all different in size and ideal spots to meet with friends and family and entertain from 8am until 1am. Le Salon Noir with its skylight offers members the opportunity to watch the sun and later the stars over Soho. Le Salon Rouge, Le Salon Violet and Le Salon Bleu complete the collection of spaces reserved for members. An all day menu is available and Wi-Fi access included throughout. Membership is priced from £365 per year and defined by friendliness with the owners who walk the restaurant daily meeting diners, members are encouraged to have a liberal attitude to the arts and sciences.
Celebrate La Vie en Rose at L’Escargot in the heart of Soho or celebrate en Rouge, Violet, Vert, Bleu, Noir…
Recent visitors exploring L’Escargot include Marianne Faithfull, Sam Smith, Jonathan Saunders, Matthew Williamson, Robert Eglund, Sandi Toksvig, Nigel Havers, Peter Blake, David Jason, Christopher Biggins, David Schwimmer.
48 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D 4EF
Tel: 020 7439 7474 www.lescargotrestaurant.co.uk