Restaurant review - Cafe des Amis

Located in the heart of Covent Garden, Cafe des Amis has all the class and sophistication you would expect from a good-quality London restaurant. Happily, it lacks any of the more ostentatious trappings.

Tucked away in Hanover Place, the quaint side-street location plays home to an establishment with a welcoming and relaxed ambience. Decorated with rich reds, plums and gold, the restaurant has a decadent feel. However, contemporary furniture and a combination of brightly coloured screening and glass walling help bring a modern feel.

Cafe des Amis also offers a cosy basement bar - a great added benefit for those wanting to extend their generosity to contacts or clients and plot a course from lunch to a more informal and extended meeting.

As you may expect from a French restaurant, there is an attractive array of fish and seafood on the menu. In fact, the kitchen offers a strong selection of typically French cuisine, albeit with a hint of the traditionally British. The old stalwarts like moules marinieres are a good bet and the scallops "parisienne" are a real treat for fans of seafood - or for those that need converting.

Main courses such as Welsh rack of lamb with French beans, and the perfectly presented seared salmon, are well worth a taste too.

When all is said and done, this restaurant is a safe bet for those hoping to make the right impression with a decent location for a lunch meeting.

And, with Christmas around the corner, it's also the sort of venue where diners could easily find themselves escaping the cold and settling in for the duration.

Review by Nikki Stammers.


11-14 Hanover Place

Covent Garden, WC2E 9JP

020 7379 3444

£40ph with wine

3 out of 5.

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