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L'Absinthe Restaurant

40 Chalcot Road, London, NW1 8LS

(((() French
Main course: £14
Food spend: £25
Opening hours
Monday to Friday: 12:00 - 14:30 & 18:00 - 22:00
Saturday: 12:00 - 15:00 & 18:00 - 22:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 15:00 & 18:00 - 21:00

Excellent French food

Nicolette Simon 27 November 2016
from London

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A classically French bistro, L’Absinthe restaurant in London brings the air of a Parisian neighbourhood hangout to Primrose Hill. Fresh, locally sourced and authentically French, the food can be savoured in the rustic restaurant, bright conservatory, or cosy courtyard.

Having worked under Raymond Blanc and Marco Pierre White, as well as in some of Paris’ top kitchens, the team behind the L’Absinthe menu have produced a creative blend of dishes that is rooted in timeless French tradition. To start, enjoy classics like snails in garlic butter, French onion soup, and chicken liver parfait. Hearty and rich in flavour, mains include stuffed mushroom with creamed leek and spinach, duck confit with braised cabbage and onion sauce, and Aberdeen Angus ribeye with homemade chips.

The food at L’Absinthe Primrose Hill is complemented by a large wine list, expertly selected from largely French suppliers. Bright and welcoming, the décor matches the rustic French authenticity of the food, with on-street seating adding to the charm.

A short stroll from Primrose Hill and Regent’s Park, L’Absinthe London sits in one of London’s most sought-after neighbourhoods. Chalk Farm Tube Station is an 8-minute walk away.

L'Absinthe Restaurant

40 Chalcot Road, London, NW1 8LS

Contact +44 2074834848

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Customer reviews for L'Absinthe Restaurant

4.6 (((() (based on 62 reviews)
96% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • dinner (45)
  • lunch (26)
  • value (19)
  • romantic (16)
  • private dining (9)
  • breakfast (7)
  • child friendly (4)
  • business (3)
  • trendy (3)
  • al fresco (2)
  • luxury (2)
  • entertainment (1)
  • large parties (1)
  • views (1)
  • ((((* 9 December 2016 by Diego Affo from London

    Very good soupe a l'oignon.

  • ((((* 4 December 2016 by Keith from London Borough of Enfield

    Greeting was excellent from Le Grand Fomage. Waitress was first class. Food very very good. First visit for a while (as not that close) but not disappointed. Would make one point however. Menu is not clearly written and can lead to misunderstanding over price and quantity of wine. However, a first class location and experience

  • ((((( 27 November 2016 by Nicolette Simon from London

    Excellent French food

  • ((((( 15 November 2016 by Harry Thomas from London

    Fantastic evening - great vibe, lovely staff.

  • ((((( 30 October 2016 by Michelle Weston from London

    The food was delicious and nicely presented. The waitresses were attentive and friendly. Excellent service.

  • ((((( 25 October 2016 by Pat Chambers from London Borough of Camden

    Food/wine/service Great - a lovely long Sunday lunch.

  • ((((( 15 October 2016 by Tracey lee Wingrove from London

    We had a great meal for 4 of us with excellent service from a French waiter.

  • ((((* 13 September 2016 by Marcio from London

    Great traditional french food in laid back bistro setting

  • ((((( 12 September 2016 by Ivson Souza from London

    Awesome restaurant! The most friendly service you'll ever see and the food is absolutely delicious!

  • ((((( 18 August 2016 by Pat Chambers from London

    lovely evening - as Always

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