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Summary

“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).

£58
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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.

Summary

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”.

£57
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“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”.

£56
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3
Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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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3
Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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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.
Tim H
LUNCH. FOOD NOT SO GOOD AS USUAL. LAMB WAS ...
Reviewed 2 months, 12 days ago

"LUNCH. FOOD NOT SO GOOD AS USUAL. LAMB WAS VERY GOOD, BUT HALIBUT WAS OVERCOOKED."

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Keith B
Absolutely delicious food in an authentical...
Reviewed 7 months, 6 days ago

"Absolutely delicious food in an authentically French setting. Romantic, cosy and food that doesn't disappoint. I love it"

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Max H
A good genuine French restaurant but noisy....
Reviewed 7 months, 9 days ago

"A good genuine French restaurant but noisy."

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Nicholas A
The kind of good restaurant that small Fren...
Reviewed 8 months, 30 days ago

"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. "

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Always £33.50 £38.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £24.95
Filter Coffee £4.50
Extras  
Service 12.50%
22 Charterhouse Sq, London, EC1M 6DX
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Opening hours
Monday12 pm-2:30 pm, 6 pm-10 pm
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-10 pm
SundayCLOSED

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