Saturday, 21 April 2012

LE RELAIS DE VENISE - L'ENTRECOTE

We decided to try out this Parisian restaurant which is apparently a rather sought after place to eat situated on Marylebone Lane. They have a no reservations policy hence you would often expect to see a queue of people lining up outside, especially during peak hours. We arrived approximately 15 minutes before it opened and even then there was already a queue going round the corner.




Luckily we managed to get seated when they opened - I pity the people having to wait outside in the cold, and even when it rained they still persevered under their umbrellas. Food really has a powerful force.
The whole place filled up within minutes of opening and the waitresses started piling out the food for hungry customers.

They only serve one dish here - a green salad with walnuts dressed with mustard vinaigrette followed by steak frites, served with a secret recipe sauce. 





The salad was fresh and evenly dressed in the vinaigrette.
After the starter, the steak and fries were served in two portions to enable customers to enjoy their meals while it's hot. My steak was medium - the sauce was lovely and I did wish that I could just drizzle it all over my fries which were a bit dry. 

To finish off the meal I ordered the creme brulee whilst Zhi Ling order le gateau. 


The creme brulee was smooth and creamy with just the right amount of sweetness, whilst the gateau was really chocolatey and rich - would have been amazing if it were served with ice cream.

Ambience was very relaxed and casual and the service by the waitresses was prompt and efficient.

Overall, it was a nice experience, but it's probably not one of those places that I would frequent on a regular basis. I'd recommend to go just for the experience but to be honest I believe you would probably get much more for your money at other restaurants. 

More foodie reviews to come x



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