Le Sacre Coeur
18 Theberton Street, Islington, London N1 0QX
- Angel Station (0.4 km)
- Angel Tube Station (0.6 km)
- Contact us:
020 7354 2618
- Opening hours:
Mon - Thu: 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat: 11:00 - 23:30
Sun: 11:00 - 22:30
18 reviews of Le Sacre Coeur in English
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Since early childhood I've always hated snails no matter how they were prepared, but after my daughter convinced me to try them out at this place I totally changed my mind. They tasted simply delicious. I don't know what kind of seasoning they use or the exact way they prepare them, but if you ate one with your eyes closed you would have never ever guessed that you were eating snails.
The service and decoration there are both amazing. The place is decorated in a typical French style- tables covered with checked table cloth and lovely flower pots. Upon arrival a very nice and friendly young man asked us if we preferred a table on the pavement as it was a very sunny day. He later helped us chose our dishes while explaining the one we were interested in and making suggestions.
Overall I think this is a very nice place even though it can come as pricey for some people, but I thank this little French restaurant for making snails one of my all time favourite dishes.
Restaurant is not big but atmosphere is cosy and relaxing. You need at least to check it out!
Le Sacre-Coeur is always busy in the evening, mostly with locals who know their restaurants. The service is welcoming and efficient, the prices are good and the menu delicious. I usually opt for the specials as they are ever changing and know I can rely on the food being excellent.
The atmosphere during busy periods creates the buzz of chitter chatter, while still being able to hear the person you are dining with. There's also a feeling of intimacy despite a full restaurant.
By day it's quieter and has a relaxed atmosphere and a fixed price menu option. If you are going to see a play at the Almeida Theartre, Le Sacre-Coeur offer a discount off your meal. When on one occasion the waiter forgot to provide a discount, a rather out of breath manger caught us up outside the Almeida to provide the discount. Out standing service and top class cuisine.
Service and ambience was good but the food was excellent. I had the lamb en croute with the tart tartin for dessert and I can honestly say for me this is hands down the best food going in Angel. It’s very rare to find something to this standard in such a commercial part of town and I’m just glad I live a stones throw away. Definitely recommended.
Stumbled up on Sacre Coeur when strolling in Angel/Islington and decided to have a bite to eat. Service was freindly and attentive and there was a good selection of food. We chose the mussels and the Calemari as starters – both very good. For main there was Boeuf Bourguignon (Very good) and seafood platter with Porcini sauce (Daily special – a bit bland) Think I might have to go back and try the escargots and rib eye steak….
Lovely bistro just off Upper Street with a real ambience. Great menu with good veggie and vegan selection and lovely selection of wines. Make sure you get a seat away from the back as the heat from the kitchen gets a bit much.
Have been coming to Sacre Couer for many, many years and have loved it and recommended it to many friends. But now everything seems to have changed...seem to be new owners.
We went for sunday lunch and ordered roast chicken. Drumming music was blaring in our ears and we asked for it to be turned down. It was turned down a little but was still spectacularly irritating enough to have to move away from our table, which was next to the speaker. We already knew that the music was for the entertainment of the staff, not the comfort of the clients. Roast chicken came and the stuffing was stone cold. Yorkshire pud was a tiny version of the puds we used to get when it was really a french restaurant. We fought to cut up our chicken with increasing ill will and the drumming music still on after 25 mins. Why was the chicken so hard to cut up? Because inside it was raw and bloody. We had lost the will to stay by this time. We were told to only pay for one meal....some consolation...but will never return again to this old loved friend of a restaurant.
Only nice thing about this restaurant now is the sweet waitress.
I've known this restaurant since 2005 and have really enjoyed it - the great, orthodox French food and the whole atmosphere, staff etc. But I haven't been since the re-fit a few months back and can't find any comment on how it's changed - for better, for worse? Anyone able to give up-to-date information?
Had a great meal at Sacre Coeur this weekend meeting a friend's new boyfriend for the first time. He happens to be French and the food here even impressed him (in fact he nearly took my friend's arm off when she attempted to abduct his chocolate crepe)
The fish dishes here are delicious and I always have a massive dilemma whether to have one of them or the steak au poivre which is always great. The veggies are always really nicely cooked (always always have the spinach)
Oh and as a starter the vodka prawns are garlicky and decadent and the onion soup is really classic. Yum.
The staff are friendly and the atmosphere is always a nice balance between really buzzy and chilled out.
They have really nice wines too.
sacre coeur has definatly got a place in my heart as one of favorite places to eat!! My girlfriend and i have shared many lovley meals here, wether it be for lunch or dinner, the food it always top notch and the staff are very friendly and accomidating.
The menu is excellent and they always have great specials on offer, they have opened my eyes to a lot of different foods. The kangaroo steak was amazing!!! loads of quality wines to wash your meal down with.
Delicious food at Sacre Coeur, with a wine list boasting some amazing reds that I’ve not been able to find elsewhere. The food is always cooked to your liking and it’s always busy (so need to book in advance!), which proves how popular it is, despite it being sightly off the main Upper Street, so wouldn’t necessarily attract passing trade. The menu is extensive, but so is the specials board, so it’s often hard to make up your mind. The food is reasonably priced and the staff usually friendly (apart from the time a friend asked for a Cappuccino and was sharply told that she was in a French restaurant and not an Italian - eek, but ha ha). I’ve eaten here at least 5 times and plan to return time and again. Wonderful.
Located on Theberton Street, a hop, skip and a jump from Islington Green and the bustle of Upper Street’s multitudinous crowds, a warm Friday night brought me to this lovely little French bistro boasting some of the best value food this side of N1.
The waitress was charming and attentive, offering a well timed five minute prelude before our wine (a modest bottle of Pinot Grigio) was delivered. Perfectly dim lighting with tables (note the lovely rustic checkered tablecloths) were positioned fractionally too close together, however this did not prevent free flowing banter with excellent company.
My buttery monkfish was served with crunchy, moist vegetables and a voluminous rocket and parmesan salad that 'minimal portion’ eateries could certainly take a leaf out of! Previous culinary recommendations also include the hearty Toulouse sausages, although the coq au vin left a little to be desired and rabbit pushes my moral taste boundaries!
A great choice for understated intimacy, well worth the extra five minute flutter from Angel station. Certainly sacred in my heart…c’est vrai!
This is one of my favourite restaurants in London and can even sometimes persuade a south Londoner to head northwards. It has a real neighbour hood feel about the place and you never feel rushed which is a joy in this area. The food is strong on traditional French classics and they do fantastic mussels and steaks as well as some more modern dishes. The wine list is extensive and all reasonably priced. The owner is gregarious and you should be offended if he doesn’t stop to have a chat. The staff are friendly and service is efficient. You don’t need to book during the week and at weekends if its full they usually will tell you to go to the pub opposite and return in half an hour – definitely do this rather than be seated at the bar, the bar is tiny and you are very much in the way of the waiting staff. This is the sort of venue that is good for everyone there are couples of all ages, groups and families and all are catered for. If you are in this part of town I would definitely recommend that you should check it out.
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