L'Escargot: Elegant French Brasserie in the heart of Soho

Right in the middle of all the chaos of Soho, stands L’Escargot - a French restaurant that's been around from the 1920’s. The moment you walk into the old townhouse, you feel transported straight to Paris with their bistro style menu full of all the French classics.

I had the Coquilles St. Jacques – three tender wobbly scallops baked with bacon, garlic and majoram and some sides of haricot beans and dauphinoise potatoes. And oh my god, beans have never tasted so good - garlicky and crunchy, I couldn't get enough of them. And those dauphinoise potatoes – divine. Well, truth be told, any food cooked with loads of butter and garlic is going to taste great.

We also had a unique little tart called Pissaladiere with onion and anchovies – the French version of a pizza. Skipping dessert, we went for a cheese course full of stinky oozing cheese. Mmmm.

Sitting side by side in the corner booth, we were in the perfect position to people watch and have fun amusing ourselves during the meal. I totally recommend L’Escargot if you’re looking a relaxing leisurely meal at a lovely French brasserie in Soho.

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