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“a slice of france in the heart of east london”
Review of Chez Elles

Chez Elles
Ranked #31 of 23,873 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 21 - USD 65
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Spitalfields
Description: French Bistro
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Really nice, quirky, cozy place in the road dominated by Indian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi restaurants.
A great French bistro, quaint, with a really nice atmosphere, attentive service, good food. the owners are lovely and really friendly.
the food and wine list are just right, not too long, not too short so that the food is freshly cooked and true to the French cuisine,
highly recommend this pearl :-) we will go back and they are going to reopen for sunday brunch in the next week or so.
Plus you can have a snack and wine if you just want to have an aperitif type of thing

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Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Real cozy place, stands out from all Indian and Pakistani places all around, quiet attentive service, nice wines. A little almost original bistro out of France.

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Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

You would not expect to find a French bistro in the East End of London and I am very glad that we did. It is small and quaint and the food is simply delicious from the appetizers (starters) to dessert. We had escargot and an artichoke dish for appetizers, mussels and brandade (cod pie) for entrees and a flambé tarte tatin for dessert. Everything was delicious and service excellent. The restaurant quickly filled up so I was very glad that I had made a reservation before leaving the US.

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Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

We did our research prior to our latest trip to London and Chez Elles was on the 'to do' list - a great find.

Nestled in Brick Lane amongst every (Indian) restaurant that claims to be the best, is this fabulous authentic French restaurant. The interior is beautiful, the furnishings fantastic and the map of France on the wall showing where the wines were from, really interesting.

The food was just stunning, we had a stunning terrine and beautiful cheese in lighter than light breadcrumbs to start. For our main course, fabulous steak and super tasty mussels, both served with crisp, tasty frites. All washed down by super cold muscadet.

The service was superb. A fantastic restaurant, we can't wait to return.

1  Thank CheshireDancingqueen
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Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

It looks exactly like a French bistro, cosy and unpretentious. The service made by charming French girls. Good and authentic French dishes, not overpriced. Perfect for a relaxed meal with friends!

Recommendations:
- Assiettes charcuterie et Fromage
- Côté de Bœuf
- Tarte au confit doignons
- Crosmequis de St Marcelin (great discovery!)
- Chocolate fondant
- Tarte train
- Creme brûlée vanille pistache

I've been there a few times, always at the last minute, and always had a great time!

1  Thank Olympiadep
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