L’Entrecôte — here’s what you need to know:
There is one starter (lettuce-and-walnut salad), there is one main course (steak-frites), dessert is optional and the house red wine is essential. Welcome to L’Entrecôte, one of my all-time favourite meals.
L’Entrecôte is the collective name of a group of restaurants that were created by the Gineste de Saurs family. There are three groups of restaurants, each with the same concept but their own variation of the unique butter sauce that accompanies the steak.
I’ll refer you to the Wikipedia page for the full history of the L’Entrecôte dynasty and restaurants.
Le Relais de Venise in London
In London there are three branches, and I’d recommend visiting Le Relais de Venise at Throgmorton Street in The City. I’ve also visited those in Marylebone (long queues) and Soho (poor service) and find Throgmorton Street’s branch relatively easy to get a table on short notice and the service is always excellent.
L’Entrecôte in Bordeaux
The restaurant spans 3 floors, each decorated differently but in keeping with their brand. Be sure to have a peek in the the kitchen (visible as you go up to the second floor) and arrive early to avoid the fast moving, if very long queue.
Le Relais de L’Entercôte: to be explored…
Thoughts and images are my own. Quotations are from the respective restaurant websites.✌🏻 KF