Harden's survey result
“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).
It can feel “magical”, especially when the pianist is playing, at this “romantic, candle-lit and cosy” old Gallic bistro, just off Charterhouse Square, which has been a “reassuringly unchanging” feature of the area since long before the environs of Smithfield became fashionable, and its “classic (if perhaps unadventurous) cuisine” is “always a great pleasure”.
“A cosy, candlelit piece of France” – this “delightfully atmospheric building”, “tucked away” off Charterhouse Square, is “particularly lovely when there’s live music at night”, and even if its “traditional, French-bistro-style cooking” can seem “a bit old-fashioned”, it’s “honest” and “appetising”. Still tipped for business lunching, but its prime forte nowadays is being “great for a date”.
“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.
Café du Marché Restaurant Diner Reviews
"LUNCH. FOOD NOT SO GOOD AS USUAL. LAMB WAS VERY GOOD, BUT HALIBUT WAS OVERCOOKED."
"Absolutely delicious food in an authentically French setting. Romantic, cosy and food that doesn't disappoint. I love it"
"A good genuine French restaurant but noisy."
"The kind of good restaurant that small French towns have on their market square. Classic Gallic cuisine served with a lot of charm in this delightful restaurant hidden at the back of a cobbled mews off Charterhouse Square. Perhaps not the most imaginative menu - but none the worse for that. "
|Wine per bottle||£24.95|
22 Charterhouse Sq, London, EC1M 6DX
|Number of Diners:|
|Monday||12 pm-2:30 pm, 6 pm-10 pm|
|Tuesday||12 pm-2:30 pm, 6 pm-10 pm|
|Wednesday||12 pm-2:30 pm, 6 pm-10 pm|
|Thursday||12 pm-2:30 pm, 6 pm-10 pm|
|Friday||12 pm-2:30 pm, 6 pm-10 pm|
|Saturday||6 pm-10 pm|