When Harry Cot was sent to live with his father's angry sisters, his croissants, he learnt the only way to appease them was to feed them French cuisine, which they were very fondue of. Embrasserie the culture of France with today's Groupon: for £58.50 instead of £117 two people can enjoy the six course tasting menu at Les Trois Garçons.
An overtly decadent, eccentric and unique interior that houses a collision of traditionally English paraphernalia with French extravagance makes way for delicately crafted cuisine. In the heart of bustling, trendy Shoreditch, Les Trois Garçons is housed within a converted Victorian pub and has been providing authentic French cookery for London palates for a decade. The eatery, a paean to whimsically lavish accessories, has a private Chef's Table where groups up to 10 can dine whilst appeasing their eyes with a display of the Chef's work through a one way window.
Hungry hordes gallivanting to Les Trois Garçons can enjoy a six course tasting menu pour deux. With ingredients sourced fresh from suppliers each morning, mouth-entertaining amuse bouche and taste-bud charming foie gras are delicately chosen and prepared for patrons' plates. The six courses, mirroring their surroundings, are classically French with a British turn and with careful presentation add to the visual spectacle of an experience at this gastronome.
Since its conception in 2000, the restaurant has been reviewed by a number of diners and national press. The Observer placed it in their list of the 50 coolest places to eat in the world, whilst The Daily Telegraph also reviewed it favourably. Time Out praised the friendly and knowledgeable staff and scored Les Trois Garcons four stars out of five.
Les trois Garcons is incredible. I have been there once before but it seems even better these days. Those garcons really have their heads screwed on!. The duck was exemplary and my partners bouillabaisse was fantastic. The setting is a sure winner with the ladies and its perfect for a romantic evening. Highly recommended!
– Joshhardey, ViewLondon
First impressions are of a dark, wood-panelled room lit by candles, the reflections dancing off chandeliers, mirrors and jewelled surfaces. Waiters glide between the tables. It feels as if we've stepped between the pages of a children's storybook. Giant wine glasses festooned with flowers line the bar and to our right there's a stuffed tiger and a plaster chimpanzee.
– Casilda Grigg, The Daily Telegraph