Le Café Anglais

Price guide: Mid-range

8 Porchester Gardens, London, W2 4DB

Price guide: Mid-range

Le Café Anglais dining room

By Jenni Muir, your London expert

I write for AA Travel Guides, Time Out. Read more
#88 of 115
expert-rated restaurants in London
Expert overall rating:3.6 out of 5
Food and drink:
3.8
3.8
Ambience:
4
4.0
Service:
3.5
3.5
Location:
3.2
3.2
Value for money:
3.5
3.5
Recommended for:
Business travellers, Couples, Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, Foodies, Design and architecture, People watching, Relaxation, Shopping, Trendiness

Expert review of Le Café Anglais

A sophisticated spot to eat en famillé.

It’s not a café, not very anglais, and furthermore it’s set rather bizarrely in a shopping mall, but this restaurant from esteemed chef and Financial Times cookery columnist Rowley Leigh is well worth a visit if you’re staying in West London.

Ambience: 

It’s a classy ocean liner look thanks to curved cream banquettes, drops of red fabric, impressive rectangular lights and a well-dressed, monied crowd.

Service: 

Smooth and accomplished but not always charming.

Location: 

Easily the brightest spot in Whiteley’s of Bayswater shopping centre.

Price advice: 

Go à la carte and you can easily pay £50 per head. The weekly set lunch menu offers a choice of three dishes for each course and costs £17.50 (two courses) or £21.50 (three). The set dinner is similar, but slightly more expensive. Keep an eye on Twitter or the restaurant’s website for the many tempting seasonal deals and specials.

More information on Le Café Anglais:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Café, Restaurant
Food:
British, French, Mediterranean, Modern, Traditional
Address:
8 Porchester Gardens, London, W2 4DB
Telephone:
020 7221 1415
Website:
http://www.lecafeanglais.co.uk
Serves:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Mon-Thur noon-3.30pm, 6.30pm-11pm; Fri-Sat noon-3.30pm, 6.30pm-11.30pm; Sun noon-3.30pm, 6.30pm-10.15pm.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Essential at peak times
Free tags / Keywords:
Rowley Leigh

Have you been to Le Café Anglais? Would you recommended it?