Le Relais de Venise
Le Relaise de Venise started life in 1959 in the 17th ardonissment of Paris. Without any restaurant experience the new owner, Paul Ginese de Saurs, put a sign outside saying “L’Entrecote” - steak. Fifty years on there are branches in London, Barcelona, New York and Bahrain, and still all that the restaurant serves is L’Entrecote. The only choice the customer has is what to drink, what to have for dessert and, most importantly, how they would like their steak cooked.
A salad is brought for starter, then the steak is brought in two stages. Half of the steak is served with frites
, with the other half being held back to be served with fresh frites
when you’re finished. The steak is topped with a secret sauce made from a blend of herbs, spices and condiments - the recipe is a closely guarded secret. The grass fed, traditionally matured Aberdeenshire beef is sourced from D.M. Russell who also supplies H.M. The Queen. If you have room once you have finished your steak, there is a vast dessert menu featuring a selection of French desserts and cheese.
There are two branches of Le Relais de Venise in London. One is located just off old Broad Street in the City, the other is located in Marylebone. Le Relais de Venise does not accept reservations and tables are given on a first come first served basis. It’s a good idea to arrive early to avoid having to stand in the lengthy queue that builds up outside.
City Tel: 020 7638 6325
City address: 5 Throgmorton Street, London, EC2N 2AD
Marlybone Tel: 020 7486 0878
Marlybone address: 120 Marylebone Lane, London, W1U 2QG
Tube: Bond Street