RestaurantsLondonClerkenwellEC1

survey result

Summary

£54
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A magic wand of romance is waved as you enter!” at this “seductive Gallic number”“a classic little bistro”, “tucked away down a cobbled lane in Clerkenwell” and occupying “cosy”, ancient-feeling premises. In the early nineties it was one of London’s better-known destinations, but nowadays it feels like “very much a hidden gem”. Foodwise – “who said the classics can’t be fun?”; its traditional offering delivers “consistently tasty food and an interesting little wine list”. “The brilliant chaps playing live jazz in the corner on many evenings add much to the charm, character and ambience of the place”.

Summary

£52
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Just the kind of spot you expect on the market square of a small French town” – this “delightful stalwart, hidden at the back of a cobbled mews off Charterhouse Square”, is an “unchanging old friend” to its big fanclub. “Convivial, candlelit and very romantic”, its menu is “not gourmet, but it delivers classic Gallic cuisine served with a lot of charm”; and regular jazz helps “adds to the great ambience” in the evening.

Summary

£52
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Just the kind of spot you expect on the market square of a small French town” – this “delightful stalwart, hidden at the back of a cobbled mews off Charterhouse Square”, is an “unchanging old friend” to its big fanclub. “Convivial, candlelit and very romantic”, its menu is “not gourmet, but it delivers classic Gallic cuisine served with a lot of charm”; and regular jazz helps “adds to the great ambience” in the evening.

Summary

£58
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A slice of Paris in a City cobbled lane”; this long-established, “hidden-away gem”“an attractive, rustic-style dining room with regular live piano music” – has a classic, “very Gallic”, “cosy, candlelit, and romantic” ambience of a kind “it’s so rare to find nowadays”. “The seasonal and all-French menu is packed with classics that are easy choices” and “always well-executed” (“great steaks” in particular).

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Restaurant details

Yes
30, 60
No dress code
140
Yes

Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Always £39.95 £45.95

Traditional European menu

Pudding
£0.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £20.00
Filter Coffee £3.00
Extras  
Service 12.50%
22 Charterhouse Sq, London, EC1M 6DX
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Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Friday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Saturday6 pm‑9:30 pm
SundayCLOSED

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