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57 West Smithfield, London, EC1A 9DS

survey result

Summary

£167
£££££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Reliably inventive Michelin-quality tasting menus with quirky-but-good wine pairings” continue to inspire joy at Pascal Aussignac and Vincent Labeyrie’s long-standing foodie temple to the cuisine of southwest France, which occupies a stately former Lyons Tea House near Smithfield Market. It partly achieved its renown originally by serving everything with foie gras, but nowadays a “superb vegetarian tasting menu” is also a feature.

Summary

£137
£££££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Reliably great after all these years” – Pascal Aussignac and Vincent Labeyrie’s renowned institution near Smithfield Market occupies a stylishly converted former Lyons Tea House and continues to mine southwest France for its culinary inspiration: notably “very inventive presentations of foie gras” paired with “a different range of wines that one sees in most other restaurants, given its regional emphasis”.

Summary

£133
£££££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

An “ever-changing menu” mining the culinary delights of southwest France has kept Pascal Aussignac and Vincent Labeyrie’s Smithfield institution at the forefront of London’s dining scene for more than 20 years. Hugely influential, they pioneered the now ubiquitous small tasting plates and focus on regional cuisines. “We’ve been coming for years and are rarely disappointed” is a typical comment. They serve very well-chosen regional wines, too, and “did brilliant take-away during lockdown”.

Summary

£107
£££££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“The cuisine of southwest France is constantly re-invented to a superb level” at Pascal Aussignac and Vincent Labyrie’s influential establishment by Smithfield Market, which marked its 20th anniversary last year with a major overhaul. “The sumptuous atmosphere” has been retained, and Aussignac “continues to surprise and excite” with a “creative and imaginative menu that changes monthly”.

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Prices

  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 120.00 Always available 6
Menu2 150.00 Always available 8

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£43.00 £41.00 £24.00 £17.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £50.00
Filter Coffee £6.00
Extras  
Bread £0.00
Service 13.50%

Restaurant details

Yes
Portions
10
No trainers
42
14
Yes

Club Gascon Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Club Gascon Restaurant in EC1, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Club Gascon restaurant.
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"This is for Le Bar - what an absolute gem!"

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57 West Smithfield, London, EC1A 9DS
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Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday6 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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