Earlier in the week I was kindly invited to Le Garrick in Covent Garden London to sample their burgers to celebrate National Burger month! Le Garrick is situated in the heart of Covent Garden in London's west end offering a traditional French menu. The restaurant has 2 floors so you can either be seated on ground floor where you can people watch or lower ground floor which is more intimate perfect for dates! Below is an artist impression of the restaurant.
Having spent a while looking through the menu we opted for Escargots De Bourgogne burgndy snails cooked in garlic and parsley butter and Coquilles St Jacques seared scallops served on a bed of rocket and red pepper salad.
Our starters arrived very quickly which was good as we were both really hungry after a long day. The scallops were seared to perfection and the snails were absolutely delicious. So glad me and hubby ordered a portion each because 8 was not enough to share between two. We have had snails in the past before so we knew what to expect and they remind me of whelks but a lot less tough. The garlic parsley butter was perfect for dipping our soft bread in and I had to hold myself back from eating too much otherwise I wouldn't be able to fit in our mains.
For mains I went for the classic Le Garrick burger made from their homemade spiced lamb and beef "steak hache" in a bun with tomatoes, cucumber and herb dressing served with fries. You can't have a burger with no cheese so I went for the emmental cheese topping and the other option was blue cheese. It was my first time having a lamb / beef burger and I enjoyed it very much! The portion was a very generous size so it was easier to just cut it in half to eat!!!!
Hubby on the other hand went for the whole seabass from the specials menu and instead of baby potatoes he wanted chips instead and judging by the photo below I think he enjoyed it haha.
After mains we had a look at the pudding selection and we were just too full to fit it in and we were offered a lovely shot to end the meal. I've heard that these after dinner drinks (digestif) are served after a meal because that is when your stomach is full enough to handle their high alcohol content. By high alcohol content the shot below was 40% alc it was VERY strong so I couldn't finish it...but it was a lovely way to end the meal.
Le Garrick also offer a great pre / post theatre menu and the prices are really good. For more info visit their website here. We both thoroughly enjoyed the meal and the snails being our favourite dish, def worth a try! The service is excellent very friendly yet not over the top friendly and we cannot wait to go back for another meal sat outside next time.
The National Burger month deal ends at the end of this month, for £12.50 you can enjoy a home made cheeseburger with fries and a choice of drink which includes house wines by the glass, beers and soft drinks.