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Club Gascon

57 West Smithfield, London, EC1A 9DS +44 2081281525

(((() French
Average
Main course: £18
Food spend: £55
Opening hours
Tuesday to Friday: 12:00 - 14:00 & 18:00 - 21:30
Saturday: 18:30 - 22:30.

outstanding in every way. ask for tables on the left side as walking in

Steve 12 February 2017
from London

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Having held its Michelin star since 2002, Club Gascon serves dishes inspired by the cuisine of south west France. The revered Evening Standard restaurant critic, Fay Maschler, champions Club Gascon as ‘an absolute gift’.

With a commitment to the highest standards of freshness and authenticity, the Club Gascon menu journeys through complex and ground-breaking flavour combinations. Hailing from Toulouse, Head Chef Pascal Aussignac was named Restaurant Chef of the Year 2013 at the Craft Guild of Chefs Awards.

Encouraging a serendipitous approach to dining, Club Gascon restaurant presents a selection of small dishes, allowing diners to sample an array of flavours. Favourite dishes include sea urchins delicacy, cauliflower & crisps, or crackled capon wings, scallop ballotine, nuts & lovage. Wines are sourced from the finest regions of south west France, and the cellar at Club Gascon near the Barbican compiles over 400 bottles.

Perched next to the produce-haven of Smithfield Market, Club Gascon restaurant in London is housed in the conversion of a former Lyons tea house. Barbican, Farringdon & St Paul’s Stations are all within a 5-minute walk.

Club Gascon

57 West Smithfield, London, EC1A 9DS

Contact +44 2076006144
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Customer reviews for Club Gascon

4.6 (((() (based on 162 reviews)
93% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (113)
  • romantic (72)
  • luxury (66)
  • lunch (62)
  • business (47)
  • private dining (33)
  • value (18)
  • trendy (12)
  • entertainment (6)
  • afternoon tea (1)
  • child friendly (1)
  • ((((* 13 February 2017 by Alex Swann from London

    A fabulous celebratory meal - we had the tasting menu, one course was wood pigeon - I asked if this could be changed, my request graiously granted. A couteous and interested sommelier and great service. The only course I thought that didn't do too well was a rather experimental desert, and for that I'll give it 4 out of 5 stars.

    My only niggle was that we were there on a very cold night in February. Although the restaurant itself was warm; each time the door opened a bitterly cold draft swept the lower part of the room! So if cold outside, wrap up well or ask for a table away from the door. Otherwise, a lovely evening

  • ((((( 12 February 2017 by Steve from London

    outstanding in every way. ask for tables on the left side as walking in

  • ((((( 1 February 2017 by Chris Clements from London

    Great food, great service and great wine.

  • ((((( 23 January 2017 by rob from london

    I love this restaurant. Have been a number of times and it never ceases to impress! Contemporary and innovative, the cuisine still has a classical quality to it. The chef is a genius, and the staff and sommelier provide a warm and professional level of service.

  • ((((( 2 December 2016 by Nicholas Chaplin from London

    Outstanding in every way, food, service, atmosphere all excellent. The food was imaginative, full of flavour, unusual and prepared and presented beautifully. I eat out a lot and this was the first time at Club Gascon, it certainly will not be the last. I cannot recommend highly enough.
    I had the duck egg to start, delicious, followed by a signature fish dish that appeared to have a different wonderful flavour every mouthful, followed by Millionaire dessert which was also great.

  • ((((( 25 November 2016 by Allison Mcsparron from Swindon

    Unusual flavours beautifuly presented. I was on my own and the staff made me feel welcome which was lovely. The sommelier was very knowledgeable and not at all pompous which made choosing the wines more fun.

  • ((((( 11 November 2016 by Nicola Barber from London

    Great food and service

  • ((((( 3 November 2016 by Suzanne Potts from London

    Everything was absolutely fabulous - beautifully presented and delicious.

  • ((((( 31 October 2016 by Romney Velasco from London

    Exceptional service, excellent food and wine, cozy ambiance. Worth recommending to friends.

  • (((** 29 October 2016 by Suzanne Salam from London

    We arrived in the restaurant and on first impression, the décor was a little passé. The staff were efficient with taking our coats and seating us. We had a delightful cocktail which was a part of the deal we had gone for. Having informed the restaurant in advance that I was coeliac, I was given gluten free bread, however, the butter we were given was to share with my gluten eating friend so cross-contamination is an issue. We had a pleasant amuse bouche, not quite sure what it was but it was nice nonetheless. We had both ordered snails to start as the other option was fois gras which we didn't feel was a good option for such a limited menu as it is against our ethics to eat it. The snail dish was nice enough, very unusual and I had never eaten anything like it before. We ordered loma for our main course with three different flavoured quinoa which was very nice indeed especially the crackling. Then for dessert, we had a rhubarb and ginger dessert, mine came without the gluten ginger pieces which I think left it a little lack lustre. Then we were given a chocolate board, however, nobody came to explain that there was gluten in the chocolate so I was disappointed to have to ask a passing waiter. The sommelier was very informative and extremely experienced and gave us a delightful inexpensive wine to drink which was organic and biodynamic and he spoke about the biodynamic process which was very informative. All in all, it was a nice enough meal, the service was decent but shame there were no 100% gluten free options on the menu and it was a shame that they failed on a few accounts to keep their customer safe.

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