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Comptoir Gascon

63 Charterhouse Street, London, EC1M 6HJ +44 2081663618

(((() French
Main course: £15
Food spend: £30
Opening hours
Tuesday: 18:30 - 22:00
Wednesday to Saturday: 12:00 - 14:30 & 18:30 - 22:00.

Good atmosphere, attentive service, decent wine list and great steak - all at an affordable price. Exactly what you want from a French bistro next to Smithfield.

Claire Holloway 01 April 2017
from London

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Holding a Michelin Bib Gourmand, Comptoir Gascon offers the finest French bistro creations, strongly influenced by bold flavours from south west France. The Comptoir Gascon deli is a rustic food hall with specialist French produce, including fine preserves, fresh bread and foie gras.

A gourmet food lover’s delight in the Smithfield area, Comptoir Gascon Farringdon is a relaxed and cosy dining retreat, named a ‘wonderful French bistro’ by Fay Maschler. The refined wine cellar hosts a range of classy French bottles, while specials on the blackboard display an array of seasonal French gems.

Award-winning duck fat French fries, the famous piggy treats charcuterie selections or the indulgent duck and foie gras burgers are legendary favourites on the Comptoir Gascon menu. Other regional French creations include whole BBQ'd duck magret, duck & foie gras burgers and traditional cassoulet Toulousain. Choice French cuts including cote de boeuf, faux filet, lomo and andouillette are displayed on blackboards priced by the gram and cooked to order over a charcoal grill.

On London's Charterhouse Street, Comptoir Gascon London epitomises regional French bistro-style cuisine. Farringdon Tube Station is just a 4-minute walk away.

Comptoir Gascon

63 Charterhouse Street, London, EC1M 6HJ

Contact +44 2076080851
Reservations +44 2081663618

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Customer reviews for Comptoir Gascon

4.4 (((() (based on 91 reviews)
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  • dinner (64)
  • lunch (49)
  • romantic (29)
  • value (29)
  • business (28)
  • private dining (13)
  • trendy (13)
  • luxury (7)
  • entertainment (5)
  • breakfast (3)
  • child friendly (2)
  • large parties (2)
  • afternoon tea (1)
  • al fresco (1)
  • ((((( 26 April 2017 by James Brooks from London

    Excellent food and service.

  • ((((( 21 April 2017 by Vickie Hendricks from London

    Excellent! Wonderful ambiance, professional friendly staff who know their menu well and suggested excellent wine choices. Food was superb! I suggest booking in advance, they get very busy but not so that you feel rushed or trying to pushed put the door. We were there 3 hours for dinner. Everyone needs to visit!

  • ((((( 1 April 2017 by Claire Holloway from London

    Good atmosphere, attentive service, decent wine list and great steak - all at an affordable price. Exactly what you want from a French bistro next to Smithfield.

  • ((((( 30 March 2017 by Jc Smith from London

    Excellent food, good service: the usual level of excellence I have come to expect

  • ((*** 20 March 2017 by Douglas Moffitt from London

    I have eaten here satisfactorily several times before, but this latest visit was a disappointment. I was brought up in the age of food rationing and find it difficult to ever send food back which is edible, but I was with more discerning friends who rightly thought the cassoulet was overcooked, too dry, and that the beans had been pulped to a mash. The (Italian and Polish) staff did their utmost to accommodate our complaints, even producing a second version for my friends which was still sadly below par. They compensated for this with a generous discount from the bill, but the whole experience was a bit of a downer. Wine good value, service and attention to our complains all faultless however.

  • (((** 16 March 2017 by John Whitehead from london

    Already reviuewed now on tripadvisor. Took friends to the Gascony fixed menu might. Cassoullet was overcooked and dry, but the bill was adjusted and the rest of the meal was OK. But for the main course of a fixed meal deal to be substandard is unforgivable.

  • ((((( 16 March 2017 by Isabel from London

    Food was delicious. Good value for money.

  • ((((( 15 March 2017 by Thomas Buisson from London

    Let me start by saying that this was a great first experience and that I recommend it to anyone looking for very good food at reasonable prices. I was welcomed by a very nice host who sat me down as soon as I arrived. We were offered a complementary glass of champagne due to a 'table mix up' which we wouldn't have known about if the host hadn't told us; so very genuine and commercial from his part. The starter, duck rillettes, we delicious and served with ample amount of fresh baguette. The main, cassoulet toulousain, was very tasty with the duck leg coming right off the bone. Finally, the dessert, gateau basque, was warm and sweet but not overly so. The atmosphere was very relaxed and romantic. Though the establishment was full for the 2 hrs that we were there, we were never disturbed by noise. Overall, I highly recommend this restaurant not only for its quality french cuisine and quality ambiance, but also its friendly staff and convenient location.

  • (((** 15 March 2017 by Karalyn Patterson from Cambridge

    It was a special set menu so all 4 of us had the same food and all agreed that the starter (rillettes) and dessert were delicious but the main course (cassoulet) was very odd and really not nice. The waiter very graciously reduced our bill when we mentioned this.

  • ((((( 15 February 2017 by Andrew Hillas from london

    an excellent evening- good ambience. Quail, cheese and wine were excellent- scallops were average

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