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30 Charlotte Street, London, W1T 2NG +44 2081281545

((((* French
  •  - London
  •  - London
  •  - London
  •  - London
  •  - London
  •  - London
Main course: £18
Food spend: £25
Opening hours
Monday to Friday: 12:00 - 14:45 & 18:00 - 22:30
Saturday: 18:00 - 22:30.

It was quite a quiet restaurant for Charlotte Street but the overall ambience was fine and the service was very efficient and friendly. The four course meal was very good although I would say the food was good rather than "wow". Wine list was good and reasonably priced

Alastair Miller 09 October 2017
from London

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Oozing with Parisian glamour from a bygone age, L’Etoile in London’s West End offers a real taste of vintage Paris. Plush red velvet chairs contrast with starched white tablecloths, and dozens of framed celebrity headshots adorn the walls, creating the impression of an old-school, charming Parisian cafe.

Immaculately-presented French cuisine comes with Italian influences at L’Etoile, with mains including pan-roast sea bream, olives and sautéed fennel with tomato and garlic potatoes and breast of guinea fowl, glazed with soy and honey.

With an excellent pre-theatre and lunch menu, L’Etoile at in Goodge Street is a buzzy venue with a delightful ambience that guarantees dining in London with a difference. Four private dining salons are available to hire at L’Etoile in London.

Classic brasserie dining with bags of Parisian charm, L’Etoile in London sits just a 3-minute walk from Goodge Street Tube Station.


30 Charlotte Street, London, W1T 2NG

Contact +44 2076367189
Reservations +44 2081281545

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Customer reviews for L'Etoile

4.0 ((((* (based on 137 reviews)
83% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (86)
  • lunch (48)
  • value (48)
  • business (29)
  • romantic (26)
  • private dining (23)
  • large parties (18)
  • entertainment (8)
  • al fresco (5)
  • luxury (5)
  • child friendly (4)
  • afternoon tea (3)
  • trendy (3)
  • breakfast (2)
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  • ((*** 9 October 2017 by Helen from London

    Having read good things about Elena's I was really looking forward to going there and catching up with my girlfriends (one of whom had been there before when the original owner was still there). We chose to dine early (6.30) so we weren't surprised that it was quiet but it wasn't the fact that it was quiet, it soon dawned on us that it was quite 'soulless'. Bright light and no background music made conversation being overheard by other diners very apparent. As for the food - the chicken liver pate was sliced off a block and straight out of the fridge so difficult to spread. The main we chose from the limited 2 course menu was not available (although to be fair we were offered an alternative off the al carte). The tarte au fromage looked decidedly 'tired' and overcooked. The service was also lacking. The only saving grace was the delicious bottle of Ventoux red we ordered. Sadly I won't be recommending and won't be going back.

  • ((((* 9 October 2017 by Simon Moriarty from Sydney

    The service was excellent and the food great. I had been going to this restaurant for many years on my regular trips to London however had not been for a few years so was a little disappointed that it had not retained its look with formal dining etc however the food and ambience was great.

  • ((((* 9 October 2017 by Alastair Miller from London

    It was quite a quiet restaurant for Charlotte Street but the overall ambience was fine and the service was very efficient and friendly. The four course meal was very good although I would say the food was good rather than "wow". Wine list was good and reasonably priced

  • (**** 4 September 2017 by Helen Gordon from Cork

    Both my dining partner and I ordered steak but no steak knife was supplied. We had to ask for water for the table. The meat was only okay. The only nice part of the whole experience was the desert!!!!!! Will not be going there again!!!!

  • ((*** 4 September 2017 by Honor Farrar from Surrey

    Good selection, nice overall

  • ((((* 3 September 2017 by Jud Hoff from London

    Good service and generally the food was good but the chef was very heavy handed with the salt!

  • (**** 22 August 2017 by Nick from London

    Dreadful. Took them 20 minutes to tell us they didn't have what we ordered and then brought us what we hadn't ordered and then blamed the machine!

  • ((((* 9 August 2017 by Carol Sykes from LONDON

    Lovely historic French restaurant. Staff ok about uncertainty about the party size, 6 or 7. We all had the set menu. Food very good except the slow roast pork. It needed longer or slower cooking with maybe a quick blast to the skin at the end. Everything else fine.

  • ((((* 5 August 2017 by Stephen Barnes from london

    Excellent food and wine and good service, but was this because the restaurant only had 3 other occupied tables. Odd for a Friday evening. I didn't want carrots which caused a slight problem because they weren't going to replace them with any other veg unless I'd pushed them to!

  • (((** 28 July 2017 by Madeleine Horsburgh from London

    Extremely friendly helpful staff. I always understood that it was a formal classic French resturant. It is contemporary in style tables with no cloths and not much atmosphere. The food was fine but we had to wait a long time between courses and the service, though very pleasant was definetely slow. all together we were disappointed as it was not what we were expecting. A classic French resturant it is not.

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