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Le Salon Privé

St. Margarets French £££ +100
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About Le Salon Privé

Located in an old Victorian butcher's shop with stunning stained glass windows, this chic French restaurant in Twickenham, close to St Margaret’s station, brings a touch of Parisian elegance to Crown Road. Serving up classic dishes and an array of fine wines, à la française, Le Salon Prive is a favourite haunt of many aficionados of French cuisine in the Twickenham and Richmond areas of wider London. Be sure to book a table at this charming brasserie in advance to avoid disappointment!

Opening Hours

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 14:30, 18:00 - 22:00
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 14:30, 18:00 - 22:00
  • Thursday 12:00 - 14:30, 18:00 - 22:00
  • Friday 12:00 - 14:30, 18:00 - 22:30
  • Saturday 10:45 - 15:30, 17:45 - 22:30
  • Sunday 10:45 - 15:00
Le Salon Privé, 43 Crown Road, TW1 3EJ London

Further Information

With whitewashed walls and vintage-style furniture, Le Salon Prive is both stylish and sophisticated, offering delectable French cuisine to some of Twickenham and Richmond’s most discerning diners. A little piece of Paris tucked away in the London suburbs, the menu at Le Salon Prive is quintessentially French. Start your meal off with some twice-baked gruyère soufflè with escarole and radish, or Jerusalem artichoke velouté with sautéed girolles. Some of the main course menu dishes include veal served with sweetbreads, shallot puree, sautéed snails and capers, and duck magret with choucroute, montbéliard sausage and preserved cherries.

If there are two things that the French know about they are dessert and wine, and the lengthy dessert menu is a testament to this. Finish with a French favourite like creme brulee and an orange madeleine accompanied by a glass of the recommended wine. Attracting diners from all over London to its Twickenham location, La Salon Prive on Crown Road is a popular choice amongst the city’s gourmands and Francophiles alike. Make a reservation in advance to guarantee a table!

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CHEF'S CHOICE

173 Reviews

5.4 /6 Excellent 173 Reviews
Atmosphere: excellent
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Quality/Price: cheap
Noise: mute
Service: extraordinary
Food: heavenly
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1 review so far 6
11.09.2017 09:14

I love this restaurant. It was my second visit. Delightful ambience (a bit quiet at lunchtime) and the best French food I have ever eaten in London.

1 review so far 6
09.09.2017 09:57

Our family group of three dined at Le Salon Prive last week. We had a completely faultless experience. My wife said she had the best rib-eye steak she could remember. My son and I shared the Chateaubriand which was very good indeed. Generous portions perfectly cooked and presented. All the starters were blissful, resulting in the 'try a bit of this effect' all round. Obviously my choice of the foie gras was the best, but the others came very close second. The quality of everything was so good that we would have no worries about returning to try many of the other offerings on the menu. The ambiance has a very pleasant french tone to it and the staff are full on professional. Overall an extremely good night out without destroying the wallet. We will definitely come back.

1 review so far 6
30.08.2017 21:47

Excellent in every way - food, service, ambience, etc. Highly recommended. Good choice for early menu (6pm - 7pm). Do try it soon. You won't be disappointed.

1 review so far 6
29.08.2017 14:12

Incredible food, way above anything we've experienced in the wider area. I found out from the head waiter that the Head Chef has worked at several michelin star restaurants. Super service and a lovely place.

1 review so far 4
31.10.2016 08:54

The food was good although expensive for a starter of just two scallops, the octopus carpaccio was excellent. My husband's main course of brill was very good but I had to send back the lamb rump I had ordered as it it was tough and full of gristle and although they replaced it quickly it should never have left the kitchen in the first place. With most of the main courses you need to order side dishes at a an extra cost which makes it quite pricey. We chose a moderately priced white wine at £25 from their extensive list but when the bill arrived they had charged £26.50. I queried this not because £1.50 matters that much but because I always check restaurant bills carefully. It would seem that the wine prices had increased that day and although the prices had been updated on their till the winelists hadn't been. Unable to correct the wine price on our bill they then removed the service charge (automatically added) so we left a cash tip. In terms of ambiance the lighting is very poor in some areas making it difficult to read the menu or see what you're eating and some of the tables are very close together so one's conversation is not at all private! I don't think we'll rush back as there are so many alternatives in the area. ne from their very extensive windsor

1 review so far 5
14.04.2016 11:42

Lovely, small, stylish restaurant in the quietly fashionable little town of St Margarets. Warm welcome, friendly staff, good food. We came for Sunday Brunch and enjoyed a relaxed meal after a pre drink of a cocktail and wine. Great effort seems to have been made here keep up with the previous eatery on this site, Brula. And with considerably more in the portion sizes than Brula ever offered. Not that it is inelegant on the plate, but now you don't feel hungry when you leave. Decent enough wine list, predominantly French and Italian, and very nice looking desserts to finish. We did not try these unfortunately as the main Sunday dish had left us more than satisfied. We will next time, though. We will be back and would definitely recommend. .... N.A.P.

1 review so far 6
12.02.2017 18:56

Wonderful staff, atmosphere, amazing and fantastic menu. I always enjoy the surprise canapé provided too - absolutely delicious. The friendly staff makes the evening as they make you feel at ease, some small chats, gives you space as needed and always smile. The chef is amazing. All the dish has its unique flavours and melts in your mouth. Best oysters and escargots too for those that enjoy those delicacy! I also especially enjoy the specials - You get treated with lobster or truffles.... A must place to go for a lovely evening with your partner or friends. They even have a function room at the top floor. Emma &Peter

1 review so far 6
04.02.2016 11:01

Thank you to all the staff at Le Salon Prive for such a wonderful meal for my dad's birthday. We had a private room at the back, the furnishings are absolutely beautiful, the service is so friendly and attentive, and the food was amazing! The sharing plates are actually fantastic value for money when you see how much food you get - either for two very hungry people or three not so hungry! The chateaubriand was beautiful, as was the baked vacherin. Couldn't fault a single part of the meal and will definitely return to this beautiful place!

2 reviews so far 4
03.06.2016 20:24

Having had great experiences at the restaurant, I took 3 friends - one of them a food blogger, so I hesitate before I recommend a place - to the Tuesday steak night. As always, great food, great atmosphere, good house wine and the manager and maitre'd were as friendly as usual. Why it fails on 5 stars is they don't seem to be able to get the junior waiting staff training right (or do they do the training on Tuesday nights?) as this is the second time I have experienced this. The unforuntate soul was shy, couldn't answer our question about what the house wine was and then topped it all by nervously knocking my food blogger friend's glass of wine to the floor, as she served the food - and all over her brand new handbag. I know it's a stressful job waiting, but........

2 reviews so far 6
28.09.2016 16:10

Our party of four attended the Vacherin evening on Wednesday 27th September. All the vacherin dishes were, naturally, excellent but the whole experience was enhanced by the evident desire of patrons Stefano and Gianluca and their staff to ensure that all the 'guests' had a really enjoyable time. Each wine accompanying the three courses was charmingly and expertly described by the sommelier, we were offered a second helping of the baked vacherin with its almond and truffle crust and the atmosphere created resembled a private dining experience. This restaurant is to be highly recommended.

2 reviews so far 6
02.01.2016 19:31

The food is absolutely stunning, on a par with Michelin 3-stars in the UK and Italy (and yes, we've eaten in many of those!). The chef trained with Pierre Koffman (for those of you old enough to have heard of him -- La Tante Claire, Koffman's at the Berkeley), and it shows. Some very original dishes with ingredients that you might not think go together but magically they do, and that's the sign of a great chef to us. The service is attentive, very warm and friendly, particularly thanks to the Maitre D'.

2 reviews so far 6
09.09.2016 12:30

Recently four of us had dinner on a Saturday evening for my daughter's birthday. I would rate the experience as excellent. We each had a starter; twice baked gruyere soufflé, escargots and duck foie gras; main courses were boeuf bourguingnon, rib eye steak and calf's sweetbreads and one dessert, chocolate fondant. All the dishes were superb with generous portions without being too much. The service, decor and ambience were also all you would wish it to be. I have recommended the restaurant to friends and will be returning myself very soon.

1 review so far 6
27.01.2016 12:21

I love the starched tablecloths/napkins and the servers' aprons. I love the decor and ambiance and feel these aspects give it a very adult sophisticated dining experience now often quite difficult to find elsewhere at reasonable prices. This unique atmosphere would be lost if it became a ' famiiy friendly' restaurant esp in the evenings. We enjoyed our food and felt the portions were generous and well presented and the menu was varied and interesting. Definitely my favourite restaurant at present

1 review so far 6
21.04.2017 08:08

Beautifully petite restaurant with good range of choice on menu. Menu du jour reasonably priced with steak frites option with drink very good value. Service excellent for lunch though sadly not many people seem to know of it perhaps due to its position tucked away in St Margaret's with its tricky parking situation. Definitely worth seeking out and bus and train links rather than use of car preferable as former within two or three minute walk.

1 review so far 5
04.04.2017 20:32

We were regulars at the excellent Brula and this was our first visit to its successor. Food here is good, although perhaps not up to Brula's level of consistency and more ostentatiously presented. My barley risotto with an aubergine timbale was an odd combination but was full of flavour, whereas my wife's starter - prawn and avocado salad was fresh but decidedly underseasoned. Bread was up to Brula's standards though and the decor and atmosphere - always a bit severe before - are a noticeable improvement. Weill definitely go again.

1 review so far 6
02.05.2017 12:55

Wonderful evening, the staff were super attentive and the charming maitre d' organised special birthday cocktails & dessert presented with a flourish at the end of the meal. The portions were great, we were all very full at the end! The chateaubriand in particular was delicious! The only dish that was not enjoyed as thoroughly was a dandelion salad- a bit too bitter for our guest's taste. All in all would definitely recommend!

1 review so far 6
07.02.2016 14:30

Le Salon Prive has a very warm atmosphere and the ambience was perfect to celebrate a special birthday with friends. Our table was reserved for us prior to arrival and we were greeted by the most courteous staff, who were extremely attentive throughout the evening. The food was very rich, but of excellent quality. Although this was my first visit, I will definitely return, particularly if it is a special occasion.

4 reviews so far 5
02.03.2017 17:57

The food was delicious and could not be faulted. As we were on an offer the menu was limited but I was pleased with my choice. The dessert menu was not to my liking but I was told an extra was available. It was a pear and almond tart with creme fraiche and raspberries. It was one of the most delicious desserts I have ever had and I am a real dessert person making a lot myself.The wine was also very good. Would definitely return.

1 review so far 6
22.03.2016 09:40

excellent service and excellent food; I was suffering from a very bad cold and had taken medication before arriving at the restaurant so think my behaviour must of seemed rather odd (we left in rather a hurry) I hope the restaurant did not think it a reflection on them, I was feeling pretty dreadful during the meal (alcohol and medication do not mix!) We will definitely go back....when feeling better.

1 review so far 6
03.01.2017 13:47

Le Salon Privé has amazing food that is great value for money. I love this place. I've been here 4 times and I'd keep coming back. The setting is lovely too. Highly recommended! A+++++++++++++++