Cafe des Amis

 
 
ADDRESS
11 Hanover Place, Covent Garden, London WC2E 9JP 
 
RESERVATIONS
 
OPENING TIMES
Mon to Sat 12:00 to 01:00 (last order at 23:00)
 
PRICES
Menu Prix Fixe: £14.50 (2 courses), £16.50 (3 courses)
 

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Sunday Roast: 2 courses & bottle of wine 16.50pp
 
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Sunday Roast 2 courses & a Bottle of Wine, 16.50 Per Person From a set menu. 1 bottle of wine per couple.
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Sun 12:00-20:00
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Tuesday 28th October 2014
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50% off A La Carte & free bottle of house wine
 
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Discount only valid on starters and mains. Minimum 3 courses per person 3 supplement on steak, lamb and calf's liver.
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Daily 12:00-23:30
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Lunch: 2 courses & a glass of wine 14.50
 
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Cafe des AmisWe came to Cafe des Amis on a Monday evening in February and found it completely full, a remarkable achievement for any restaurant, but especially one as well-hidden as this. Yet it was not hard to see why Cafe des Amis has established itself as a firm favourite with London's theatre-goers.

This is smart brasserie fare at its most authentic, and its most comfortingly excessive. The crab cocktail was a knockout, mixing strong fishy flavours with crisp salad and a horseradish kick. Tuna steak was genuinely seared - frying flavours on the outside, sushi in the middle. Vegetables and sauces were unflashy, and full of bite and butter, and a selection of chocolate puddings were terrifyingly dark and luscious.

For those who have little experience of real French cooking, there will be some surprises in store. There are few restaurants in London that would have the confidence to produce a menu where half the dishes were cold, salads were slathered in a dressing so vinegary that it almost made your eyes water, and the fish tasted so very strongly of the sea.

This is the genuine article, and it tastes superb. Still, you might want to bring some mints if you're meeting people later.

Cafe des Amis is now open on Sundays, 11am till 4pm, serving a special brunch menu.

 

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Opening and closing times for Cafe des Amis

Today (Monday) Cafe des Amis closes at 1.00

Monday:

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1.00
 
 

Tuesday:

12.00
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1.00
 
 

Wednesday:

12.00
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1.00
 
 

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1.00
 
 

Friday:

12.00
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1.00
 
 

Saturday:

12.00
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1.00
 
 

Sunday:

Closed
 
 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Covent Garden Tube Station
 
1 minutes walk
 
Leicester Square Tube Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
City Thameslink Station
 
16 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Drury Lane NCP
 
3 minutes walk
 
Upper St Martins Lane NCP
 
3 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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