RestaurantsLondonClerkenwellEC1

survey result

Summary

£65
  £££
3
Good
2
Average
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“The duck burger is sublime and the triple-cooked duck-fat chips are moreish” at this offshoot of nearby Club Gascon, which offers a more informal venue for simpler but similar cuisine from SW France. We’ve rated it on the basis of its consistent pre-pandemic performance, as it remains closed as of September 2021 while the team waits for folks to return to their offices around Smithfield.

Summary

£59
   ££
3
Good
2
Average
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Excellent duck dishes and super duck-fat chips” capture the flavour of southwest France at this offshoot of nearby Club Gascon in Smithfield. It’s a “niche restaurant that sticks to its knitting and does it well”, with a “very competitive lunch-time offering providing a good-quality meal at a very nice price”.

Summary

£59
   ££
3
Good
2
Average
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Excellent duck dishes and super duck-fat chips” capture the flavour of southwest France at this offshoot of nearby Club Gascon in Smithfield. It’s a “niche restaurant that sticks to its knitting and does it well”, with a “very competitive lunch-time offering providing a good-quality meal at a very nice price”.

Summary

£57
   ££
2
Average
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“The duck fat chips are worth the potential coronary”, say fans of this “slightly cramped” Smithfield bistro – offshoot of nearby Club Gascon – which has some renown as “a high quality eating experience at a very reasonable price”. Doubts are creeping in, though: “is this place starting to lose its flair?”“the choices have become more limited and seem less creative”, and at worse “banal”.

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Restaurant details

Highchair
Yes
No dress code
35
Yes

Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£8.00 £18.50 £4.50 £6.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £19.50
Filter Coffee £2.30
Extras  
Bread £2.50
Service 13.50%
63 Charterhouse St, London, EC1M 6HJ
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Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday11:45 am‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm
Wednesday11:45 am‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm
Thursday11:45 am‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm
Friday11:45 am‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm
SaturdayCLOSED
SundayCLOSED

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