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“A little corner of France in the SWs” – Didier Garnier’s “comfortable and old-fashioned French brasserie” on a tucked-away site (with a large outside terrace for the summer) has, for just over two decades, maintained a massively loyal following, particularly amongst “older Chelsea residents”, on the strength of its “classic” (if rather “no frills”) cuisine; “an excellent wine list with prices that are hard to beat”; and notably “courteous” service. “Tables are packed closed” though, and “it’s noisy when busy”.
“A little slice of France in Chelsea which never fails to please” – Didier Garnier’s “tucked-away, corner-restaurant” is in the style of a “classic Gallic brasserie” and particularly benefits from its “hands-on owner” and “enthusiastic and charming” service. For its (older) “very loyal clientele”, “the greatest virtue is that, as all around it changes, everything here remains the same”, not least the dependable “traditional” fare. What’s more “M Garnier knows his wine and has a superb list that’s sensibly priced and imaginative”. It’s “the perfect place to take your grand aunt” – “the fact that so many regulars keep coming back in an area where there is so much top-notch competition speaks for itself!”
“Totally French, with bags of Gallic charm!” – Didier Garner’s “perfect brasserie” on a tucked-away corner near the King’s Road, particularly benefits from “wonderfully welcoming” service. “Patrons may not be so young” but the ambience is very “authentique”, and “while the menu is unadventurous, it does what it does very well indeed”; “excellent value wine list”.
“Everyone’s perfect idea of a Gallic brasserie!” – Didier Garnier’s “dependable old favourite” is “tucked away on a corner of a Chelsea backstreet”, and “feels like you were in France, except for so many elderly Rosbifs”. The “classic French cuisine” is “always more-ish”, and “service is impeccably well-mannered in the best French way”.
Le Colombier Restaurant Diner Reviews
"Excellent dinner under COVID constraints with attentive service by charming staff. Classic rich and deep soup de poisson, light salads and snail starter followed by very good lobster mayonnaise, less exciting sea bass but well judged puddings. High standard maintained in difficult times."
"Classic old fashioned french brasserie with a menu of old favourites of yesteryear and attentive service"
"A totally French restaurant in the UK - very good"
|Wine per bottle||£28.00|
145 Dovehouse Street, London, SW3 6LB
|Monday||12 pm‑3 pm, 6:30 pm‑10:30 pm|
|Tuesday||12 pm‑3 pm, 6:30 pm‑10:30 pm|
|Wednesday||12 pm‑3 pm, 6:30 pm‑10:30 pm|
|Thursday||12 pm‑3 pm, 6:30 pm‑10:30 pm|
|Friday||12 pm‑3 pm, 6:30 pm‑10:30 pm|
|Saturday||12 pm‑3 pm, 6:30 pm‑10:30 pm|
|Sunday||12 pm‑3:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑10 pm|