RestaurantsLondonClerkenwellEC1

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Summary

£62
  £££
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5
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“You actually feel as though you might be in a brasserie in France” at this City-fringe “favourite”, tucked away in an atmospheric former warehouse, near Smithfield Market (and long predating the trendification of the area). “A great staple for both business and pleasure”, it “has a lovely atmosphere with a real, vibrant buzz which should surely impress” either a client or date. The “pleasing”, solid Gallic fare offers “decent value”, but “it is the overall experience that makes it stand out”.

Summary

£59
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4
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5
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

A “charming” old-style Gallic brasserie (est. 1986), with a “genuine French ambience, in an interesting setting tucked away on the edge of the City” near Smithfield Market. Its classic cuisine remains well-rated, and live jazz in the evenings adds to a special appeal that many find “romantic”.

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£54
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3
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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
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3
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3
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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.

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22 Charterhouse Sq, London, EC1M 6DX

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30, 60
No dress code
140
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Café du Marché Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Café du Marché Restaurant in EC1, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Café du Marché restaurant.
Breffni W
Charming local brasserie. Great french bist...
Reviewed 5 months, 14 days ago

"Charming local brasserie. Great french bistro food and good value for money. Live music adds to the relaxed atmosphere, service is friendly. A great find in this part of town."

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Richard G
Hard to beat for value for money for a clas...
Reviewed 10 months, 3 days ago

"Hard to beat for value for money for a classic French restaurant in London. There's a reason it's been here for ever! Good quality food at sensible prices. "

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Always £41.95 £49.95
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £19.00
Filter Coffee £3.00
Extras  
Bread £0.00
Service 10.00%
22 Charterhouse Sq, London, EC1M 6DX
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Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm
Saturday6 pm‑9:30 pm
SundayCLOSED

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