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Upstairs at the Three Compasses in Smithfield, a pub that's stood the test of time (over 300 years), Henry Harris has once again revived his Racine concept with this bouchon. Even the old Knightsbridge sign has been brought out of retirement for the occasion.

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£88
 ££££
5
Exceptional
5
Exceptional
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

A “fabulous successor to the legendary Racine” (which closed in Knightsbridge in 2015) and “an amazing, blazing return to the stove for Henry Harris” – this “very lively room, up steep stairs” above Farringdon’s Three Compasses pub is the opening of the year and, despite all the hype, it doesn’t disappoint. “There’s lots of passion and skill that goes into this quintessential cooking”“French classics (basics even) taken to another level”. Service, overseen by co-founder Dave Strauss, is “pitch perfect”: “charming and from people who clearly love what they do”. “One leaves uplifted and feeling that all is well with the world… that is, in the unlikely event that you can get a table!”. Top Menu Tip – “a spot-on and delicious tête de veau sauce ravigote”.

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66 Cowcross Street, London, EC1M 6BP

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Bouchon Racine Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Bouchon Racine Restaurant in EC1M, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Bouchon Racine restaurant.
Mitchell L
wonderful, gutsy food, superb oysters, clas...
Reviewed 2 months, 25 days ago

"wonderful, gutsy food, superb oysters, classic mains. Warm welcome; ambiance challenged by its inevitable destination status."

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David W
It’s good, but too expensive for what you...
Reviewed 4 months, 11 days ago

"It’s good, but too expensive for what you get"

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David S
Seedy and grubby setting, lifted by Nigel l...
Reviewed 10 months, 12 days ago

"Seedy and grubby setting, lifted by Nigel layout and excellent staff. Small kitchen meaning no tea is a shame. Wines stored too warm. Menu unreadable. Excellent food but basically classic French and over hyped. "

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Ian C
I've been fortunate to've eaten here twice ...
Reviewed 11 months, 21 days ago

"I've been fortunate to've eaten here twice this year. One was with a group of old friends. The other was with my wife. It was hugely enjoyable on both occasions."

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Andrew D
Exquisite. Traditional French cooking at it...
Reviewed 11 months, 26 days ago

"Exquisite. Traditional French cooking at its best. And impeccable service. Much more than worth a detour. Go!"

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£15.00 £26.80 £9.00 £12.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £30.00
Filter Coffee £5.00
Extras  
Bread £4.50
Service 10.00%
66 Cowcross Street, London, EC1M 6BP
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑10 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑10 pm
Thursday12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑10 pm
Friday12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑10 pm
Saturday12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑10 pm
SundayCLOSED

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