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Summary

Pascal Aussignac and Vincent Labyrie’s “magnificent and innovative” temple to the cuisine of southwest France (and famously foie gras) has “upped its game” following a complete makeover that marked their 20 years beside Smithfield Market. There’s now “more space and an expanded menu”, and although one or two long-term fans are “not sure about the refurb”, the ambience rating has improved dramatically and the food remains “first class”.

£106
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4
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4
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4
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“Special”, “extremely elaborate” Gascon cuisine (“the dish arrives ands looks like a Matisse”) – famously featuring oodles of foie gras – has carved a huge name for Pascal Aussignac and Vincent Labyrie’s ambitious 20-year-old, in a fine Smithfield corner site (a former Lyon’s Tea House). Despite consistently maintaining standards, its profile has waned somewhat in recent years and in August 2017 the restaurant closed for a major revamp, prior to an autumn re-launch with a new look and tweaked concept (hence we’ve removed what were good ratings).

£98
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“The exciting things they do with foies gras can miss, but when they hit: WOW!”“Beautiful dishes with amazing combinations of flavour and colours”, all “rooted in SW France”, together with “a comprehensive range of lesser-known but delicious Gallic wines” maintain the culinary standing of this “serious” and “business-friendly” French venue, near Smithfield Market, even if the interior can seem “a bit ’90s”.

£87
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4
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3
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2
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“Brilliantly executed flavour combinations from SW France” – featuring “foie gras in every imaginable form” – and “a wine list with some unusual gems” have won a huge following for this Gallic, City-fringe business stalwart; but has its performance been slightly “tired” of late?

£75
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3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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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.
David S
Best French in the city....
Reviewed 4 months, 1 day ago

"Best French in the city."

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Diane L
I have just returned home after a magnifice...
Reviewed 4 months, 12 days ago

"I have just returned home after a magnificent lunch at Club Gascon. A delicious starter of compressed duck, nori, rhubarb and fermented garlic was followed by a superb lamb dish. Dessert was based on rhubarb, but not rhubarb as one usually eats it. A delicate soufflé with an accompaniment of sour frosted yoghurt, tarragon and pomegranate. It was all beautifully presented and a snip at £34.50 per person."

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £34.50 £39.50
  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 85.00 L only 5
Menu2 110.00 D only 7

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£16.00 £33.50 £15.00 £10.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £29.50
Filter Coffee £5.00
Extras  
Service 13.50%
57 West Smithfield, London, EC1A 9DS
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Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday12 pm-2 pm, 6 pm-10 pm
Wednesday12 pm-2 pm, 6 pm-10 pm
Thursday12 pm-2 pm, 6 pm-10 pm
Friday12 pm-2 pm, 6 pm-10 pm
SaturdayCLOSED
SundayCLOSED

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