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Christmas Lunch at the Balthazar Covent Garden

Paris is one of my favourite cities in the world and having been in love with Parisian style cafes/brasseries, the Balthazar Covent Garden has been on my must-visit list of places for a while especially when in the mood for a little something French. I went with guys from work this time for our Christmas lunch, which was anything but Christmassy, needless to say, we had a great time.

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Located in the heart of Covent Garden and surrounded by theatres you can expect to see a quite a few pre and post theatre diners and perhaps a few tourists too. Balthazar serves French classics, including Onion Soup which has a reputation of being quite well known in London and, of course, Steak Tartare which I feel I kind always opt for so decided against this time. As a matter of fact, I opted for Octopus, Tomato and Basil Salad with shallots, olives and a lemon dressing which to be honest didn’t do for me as I don’t like when my salad is finely chopped. For a main I went for the Steak, however, really craved COTE DE BOEUF for two and PLATEAUX DE FRUITs DE MER but this would be more appropriate to order if I was there with a friend rather than work. My steak was decent, however, I wasn’t 100% blown away by their food offering. Perhaps I ordered wrong and should have opted for French specialities rather than my standard steak order, I did enjoy it though.

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Balthazar is also serving Matthew Williamson AW15 Afternoon Tea and will add this to my TO-DO list as it looked lush. Regardless, I have to say that the atmosphere, service and wine were better than food for me and I think if you are looking for a decent bottle of Cotes Du Rhone than these guys have you covered.

The restaurant is on the pricier side, but if you are looking for that typical Parisian style venue in London than by all means visit Balthazar. I hope you enjoyed this review and do let me know if you have been to Balthazar and what are your thoughts?

Tania xxx

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30 Comments

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    Emma
    December 14, 2015 at 1:27 pm

    That place looks amazing and the food it seems so tasty!!!
    Emma
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      the london thing
      December 15, 2015 at 12:49 pm

      It was but I’m kicking myself for not ordering their onion soup xx

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    Priscilla
    December 14, 2015 at 2:32 pm

    Lovely pictures! 🙂
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      the london thing
      December 15, 2015 at 12:49 pm

      Thank you lovey xx

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    Nicky mywishstyle
    December 14, 2015 at 4:07 pm

    wow want to go there next Time I visit London.
    Thanks for sharing

    ciao
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      the london thing
      December 15, 2015 at 12:50 pm

      Their Afternoon tea looked really cool, I may try that next 🙂

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    Shoshana
    December 14, 2015 at 5:29 pm

    Omg, fabulous pics. I’ve been to Balthazar way too many times here in NYC but never in Paris. I’m super jealous. Sounds like you really enjoyed yourself….and I can understand why.

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      the london thing
      December 15, 2015 at 12:52 pm

      🙂 I was in a great company and we drunk quite a bit which always add more fun x

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    Coco
    December 14, 2015 at 8:58 pm

    I’ve never been there Tania but I’ll make sure to check it out next time I visit London! Baci, Coco et La vie en rose fashion blog – Valeria Arizzi

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      the london thing
      December 15, 2015 at 12:55 pm

      Yes its a great venue, make sure you do xx

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    Merel
    December 14, 2015 at 9:51 pm

    Wow. I love this blogpost. The food looks so good!

    X Merel
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      the london thing
      December 15, 2015 at 12:56 pm

      Thanks Merel! I had a great time x

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    jillian
    December 15, 2015 at 3:59 am

    This is one of my favorite brunch places in NYC!
    xo, jill
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      the london thing
      December 15, 2015 at 12:58 pm

      OMG I can’t wait to go to NYC! xx

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    Filipa Jackson
    December 15, 2015 at 4:40 am

    Oh this place looks lovely and cozy! Missing England more and more each day #takemehome

    Filipa xxx

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      the london thing
      December 15, 2015 at 12:59 pm

      This is my favourite time of the year in England! It’s so festive everywhere x

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    Carrieslifestyle
    December 15, 2015 at 6:10 am

    wow nice pics

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      the london thing
      December 15, 2015 at 1:00 pm

      Thanks doll! xxx

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    fashion blog
    December 15, 2015 at 11:32 am

    ummm this foot look delicius.
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      the london thing
      December 15, 2015 at 1:00 pm

      Love a steak! x

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    Siffat Haider
    December 15, 2015 at 12:47 pm

    These pictures are making me miss London so much! I’d pass Covent Garden everyday on my way to school, and Balthazar was one of my favourites!
    xo
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      the london thing
      December 15, 2015 at 1:05 pm

      Awww I dont know what I would do without London x

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    Gemma
    December 15, 2015 at 2:44 pm

    Oh wow I love the look of this place. The food looks fantastic! Gemma xx
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    Alyssa Monique Bustillo
    December 15, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    The place looks so lovely and appetizing!

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    XOXO Alyssa

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    Stella Asteria
    December 15, 2015 at 6:18 pm

    Very useful review dear, I will definitely visit next time I will be in London 🙂 The place looks great!
    Have a nice week!
    Stella
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    LARA ROSE
    December 15, 2015 at 7:07 pm

    Wow beautiful pictures! Great blog you have

    x

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    Carina
    December 15, 2015 at 8:07 pm

    The food looks yummy and the place gorgeous! Great pics.

    xo
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    Chichi
    December 16, 2015 at 8:47 am

    Definitely checking this!
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    Prudence
    December 16, 2015 at 11:18 am

    The food looks really amazing, thanks for sharing!

    Prudence
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