Le Relais de Venise “L’Entrecote”

This place came recommended by a friend and I was not disappointed – simple menu, great food and excellent service.

The USP of L’Entrecote is the menu (or more accurately, the lack of) where diners can feast on a green salad starter with French dressing and sprinkled with walnuts followed by the main event – the steak with fries accompanied by some amazing sauce. The best bit is the fact that the steak is brought to the table in two stages so the other half is kept warm (brilliant for slow eaters like me!) and you can have extra helpings of frites. The steak was tasty and, most importantly, not fatty and the sauce was really good, although I struggle to explain how it tasted – literally was a mixture of mustard, bernaise and peppercorn – I guess that is why it is referred to as the ‘secret sauce’. Fixed price menu of £24.

I was pretty full after the steak but could not resist sneaking a look at the dessert menu, which is actually rather extensive. We opted for the sticky toffee podding and the creme brulee, which were solid choices.

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L’Entrecote started off in Paris and has since expanded to London, New York and Mexico. You can definitely see the Parisian influence in the decoration of the restaurant:

Last but not least, the service was fantastic so a big thank you to Cristina and Flavia for making our evening more enjoyable!