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L'Etranger Restaurant

36 Gloucester Road, London, SW7 4QT

((((* French
Main course: £15
Food spend: £45
Opening hours
Monday to Thursday: 17:30 - 22:30
Friday & Saturday: 12:00 - 15:00 & 17:30 - 22:30.

Great staff, graet Food. I really enjoyed live music in L'etranger Piano Lounge below restaurant. I will be back there soon.

John Kane 12 February 2017
from London

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A restaurant with an esteemed history and multiple awards under its belt, L’Etranger offers a unique fusion of French and Japanese cuisines, and an exquisite wine selection. An award-winning restaurant, L’Etranger has earned over 30 accolades, including an AA award for Best Wine List in the UK 2013.

Signature dishes at L’Etranger in London include the renowned caramelised black cod with miso, as well as the pan-seared Scottish scallops with truffle puree. Elsewhere on the menu, find the likes of tuna spring rolls with ginger and coriander.

Named after Albert Camus’s 1942 work, the restaurant’s interior echoes the Nobel Prize-winner’s minimalist writing style. The restaurant’s passion for wine is evident in their large collection of 1200 bins of fine and prestigious wines which include an extensive French selection, but also bottles from England, Austria, Spain, Greece, Lebanon, Luxembourg and the New World. These can be sampled at L’Etranger’s monthly wine tasting dinners that have been held for the last 14 years.

The restaurant is located in a quiet part of Kensington, just minutes away from some of London’s most iconic attractions. Gloucester Road Tube Station is a 6-minute walk away.

L'Etranger Restaurant

36 Gloucester Road, London, SW7 4QT

Contact +44 2075841118

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Customer reviews for L'Etranger Restaurant

3.9 ((((* (based on 36 reviews)
77% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (21)
  • luxury (12)
  • romantic (12)
  • private dining (10)
  • business (9)
  • large parties (9)
  • trendy (9)
  • lunch (8)
  • value (8)
  • child friendly (6)
  • entertainment (6)
  • views (4)
  • al fresco (2)
  • afternoon tea (1)
  • breakfast (1)
  • (((** 19 February 2017 by Steve from Location

    Good menu choice spoiled by ambiance and service. A menu of fusion French food that was very nice based on what we had (tuna tartare, duck, soup, lobster ravioli). Unfortunately, there was a function in their piano bar below that spoiled the ambiance as the loud music was rocking through to the restaurant above. Additionally, the sommelier was a bit rude for my liking - taking the wine list before I was finished with it, removing my glass prematurely - and then attempting to overcharge me on t he bill.

  • ((((( 18 February 2017 by Viktor Mendes from London

    Lovely food, definitely worth the £30 you pay for the set menu.
    Excellent service, as you would expect fromantic a decent Frencheck restaurant.
    Wine is very expensive (up to £650 a bottle) but again that's to be expected from a fancy restaurant. However their by the glass red 2012 vintage (£10 a glass) was excellent.

  • ((((( 12 February 2017 by Piotr Kepa from London

    Had a fantastic meal here, The staff were very accommodating. The food was delicious. I had the salmon and pak choi - absolutely delicious. There is a great venue downstairs that you can go to after, very lively. A great spot on Gloucester Road.

  • ((((( 12 February 2017 by Vitautas Lansbergis from London

    I've eaten here on three occasions and have never failed to enjoy my meal. While I'm not a fan of seafood I've always managed to find something on the menu which appeals. On this occasion, the heritage tomato starter was brilliant - the small portion of sorbet was brilliant! The Black Angus stake was a little more cooked than I would have like (rare rather than sangnant) but was very good.

  • ((((( 12 February 2017 by John Kane from London

    Great staff, graet Food. I really enjoyed live music in L'etranger Piano Lounge below restaurant. I will be back there soon.

  • ((((* 18 January 2017 by Peter Taylor from London

    Excellent small restaurant with a cosy atmosphere and great food. Service great and extensive wine list with good recommendations.

  • ((*** 5 January 2017 by Thomas Van voorst from London

    Way to expensive and the club beneath is too noisy for fine dining. The sommelier was great.

  • ((((* 2 January 2017 by Jose luis Ayllon from Madrid

    Good restaurant and nice club after dinner

  • (((** 11 December 2016 by Laura Pivetta from London

    Food was good and excellent French sommelier.
    We booked for 10pm and we were rushed into ordering since the kitchen closes at 10.30pm. They should not have a booking that late if they want to go home early.
    We were finishing our main and got asked for deserts.
    Otherwise place is nice.

  • (((** 9 December 2016 by Stefan Finsinger from London

    We had a good experience, but it wasn't perfect. We went for the tasting menu, which we don't recommend to do. The dishes of the tasting menu are like full main courses and therefore we were stuffed. Furthermore, the quality of the starters were so much better than the main courses and the desert. We recommend the tomato / mozzarella starter, it's genius.

    The waiter didn't know the menu and neither the dishes. When we wanted to order the tasting menu, he didn't know that it's a set menu and had to ask someone else. When we got the third starter and asked what it is, he did't know the answer. This was a little bit disappointing.

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