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Summary

“Well hidden down an alleyway in Smithfield”, this “delightfully tucked-away” stalwart imports the ambience of a rustic French farmhouse to EC1, serving a “solidly Gallic” menu of “classic bistro fare”. By day it’s a business lunch favourite, at night live jazz adds to its “cosy, candlelit and romantic” appeal.

£55
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“Discreetly located in an alley off Charterhouse Square,” this City-fringe “classic” offers food that’s “as authentically French as it gets”; it’s the “wonderful”, “rustic” atmosphere, though, which has long made it a hugely popular rendezvous for business, and – by night, when there’s jazz – for romance.

£55
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“Be transported from Clerkenwell to a village in France”, at this “side ally secret” – an “old faithful” that’s “everything a French restaurant ought to be”; “solid” bourgeois cuisine is “charmingly” served in a “cosy and candle-lit” setting, that’s business-friendly at lunch, but seductive by night.

£54
Very Good
Very Good
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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3.30 pm
22 Charterhouse Sq, London, EC1M 6DX
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Opening hours

lunch noon - 2.30 pm, dinner 6 pm - 10 pm
Last orders: 3.30 pm

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