I went online and found a dinner+theater package for a pre-theatre 2-course prix fixe meal at Chez Gerard by the Apollo and a seat for Wicked in the stalls (known as Orchestra stateside) at the Apollo for £40 (ticket face was £40 and the value of the 2-course prix fixe meal is £17)
I had the Filet de Cabillaud, Bohemienne de Legumes (Roasted cod fillet with freshly sauteed ratatouille and basil mash). Although the fish was good, i was curious about the poulet chasseur but upon research, it's just hunter chicken, meaning accompanied by mushrooms and usually broiled with sauce around it. For some reason I got camera shy and didn't take a picture. Must have been the waiter staring at me.
For my secound course, I had the creme brulee. Yum.
Service seemed adequate. I only care about the taste of the food and in that department, they did pretty well.
There were tons of pre-theatre diners here. I guess we were all eating here cuz of the deal.
By the way, Wicked with the British diction makes the musical even more fun.
One of the nicest Chez Gerard's I've been in, and certainly the 'poshest' feeling. This CG is very close to Victoria Station and located in the Grovesner Hotel. It's ideal for popping into just before going to see Wicked or Billy Elliott.
The thing to have here is steak and I enjoyed a very large rump steak which was one of the tastiest I'd ever had. Plus if you're in before a theatre there is a Champagne happy 'hour' from 5 - 7 with bottles at £24.
Business Breakfast at Chez Gerrard? NO NO NO NO NO. I should have realised when it transpired you couldn't book. I should have realised when they said it was a buffet.
Overpriced. Awful food. Bad coffee. Service very bad but friendly.
Me Please could i have some toast
Waitress is strong Latvian accent Where?
Me Where? Well on a plate please.
Meumm, I just would like some toast. Here. Today. Now if possible.
her where! which table?
me oooooohhhh! I see.
The toast never arrived.
The only saving grace was the attractive room and the lemon on the mushrooms (it worked).
Visited London over the weekend to see 'Wicked' so went to Chez Gerrard for a pre-theatre bite. Ambience was a little lacking initially and greeted with fact there is no pre-theatre menu. Decided to go for the prix-fixe menu at £16.95. Pretty good selection and service was courteous and quick.
However when my liver arrived it was partly well cooked and partly raw. Have to say the waitress and maitre-d' dealt with it well. Profuse apologies including from the chef and meal was replaced with no problem plus offer of courtesy dessert and coffee.
So the restaurant staff came up trumps but can't say I was enthused by the food offering.
You never go to a Chez Gerard for the food. It's acceptable, nothing more, but a very good option for a glass of wine in an area lacking in good bars
this is a really nice child friendly restaurant that has a super selction of dishes to choose from to suit a variety of pallets. its also very near to my favourite theatre musical 'wicked' to it makes for a special pre theatre dinner.
the staff has always been friendly and ready to help pick out suitable meals if you have any dietry requirements too.
super restaurant and super location! what more could you want? ... prices are also quite reasonable too :)
This is a nice Chez Gerard restaurant. It is adjoined to the Grosvenor ( Thistle) hotel although you wouldn't know as it has it's own street entrance by the station.The building is old with beautiful high ceilings and the location is perfect for pre theatre dinners for Billy Elliott or Wicked. They have some great offers and the food and service is great. I like Chez Gerard restaurants, I feel they are good value and I have never had a bad meal.it's not fine dining..so don't expect that
Only know it as the breakfast room for the Grosvenor Hotel. Typical buffet with as much as you need. But very busy. Not suitable for business breakfasts as they like a quick turnover.
great steak and and really good choice of wine, service was fast and efficient.reccomend for business meetings or just casual lunch.
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