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Le Relais de Venise: Le Relais de Venise - steak in Marylebone
I had been wanting to go to Le Relais De Venise for a long time, but never seemed to be in the right place at the right time. That all changed one evening, when we wanted an early dinner after some shopping on Oxford Street. As it was early we were hopeful we would be able to get a table without too much trouble, as they don't take bookings.
We arrived just as they opened (6.30pm on a Fri) and joined the small queue at the door. A short wait and we were in, thankfully being allocated a table at one end of a long banquet - as the tables are so close together it was a bonus to be at the end with some room to move.
Service was fast and efficient - this is not the place to linger over your meal. The waitress explained to us that there is no menu, they just serve steak and chips, accompanied by their special green sauce. Fine by us. Just decide how you want your steak cooked (blue, rare, medium, well done) and they will write it on the paper tablecloth next to you, so they know who ordered what.
Favorite Dish: The meal starts with a green salad with walnuts, smothered in mustard dressing. As soon as we finished this our plates were whisked away and the steak appeared. The waitress served up our steak and chips and poured on the secret sauce. Ok, the sauce may be special, but even without it the steak was delicious and the chips were way too moreish. We cleaned our plates and then suddenly the waitress appeared with more meat and a mass of chips. We cleaned our plates again, but waved away the dessert menu.
Melt in your mouth steak, perfect chips and a surprisingly decent bottle of house red - this is my kind of meal!
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