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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

Had a lovely Valentine's dinner here

Kristen Katsouris 15 February 2017
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

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Customer reviews for L'Absinthe Restaurant

4.6 (((() (based on 69 reviews)
95% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (51)
  • lunch (30)
  • romantic (21)
  • value (21)
  • breakfast (11)
  • private dining (10)
  • child friendly (7)
  • trendy (5)
  • al fresco (4)
  • business (4)
  • luxury (4)
  • afternoon tea (1)
  • entertainment (1)
  • large parties (1)
  • views (1)
  • ((((( 19 February 2017 by Ivson Souza from London

    Excellent restaurant!
    Very friendly atmosphere, great food and in a great location!

  • ((((( 15 February 2017 by Kristen Katsouris from London

    Had a lovely Valentine's dinner here

  • ((*** 13 February 2017 by Eric Shanes from London

    This was disappointing. On a very cold night we were seated in the coldest location in the restaurant, and my wife's main dish was slightly cold. The waitresses weren't particularly friendly either. Also, it's very misleading to add the VAT after the total on the bill because it makes it appear that all the dishes are cheaper than they really are.

    The place looked rather tired.

  • ((((( 20 January 2017 by Anna Williamson from Primrose Hill

    Such a lovely gem of a restaurant. Great food and great ambience, relaxed and unpretentious. I love coming here again and again.

  • ((((( 23 December 2016 by Tom Colley from London Borough of Camden

    It was fantastic. We arrived a little late which was absolutely no problem at all, the staff were so friendly, the good totally incredible. It was for my girlfriends birthday and they had a bottle of prosecco waiting for us. They couldn't have done more to make our experience a great one. We will definitely go back!! Thank you! What an amazing restaurant!

  • ((((* 22 December 2016 by Sally from primrose hill

    great atmosphere and delicious food

  • ((((( 14 December 2016 by Ann Heywood from London

    An excellent local restaurant, suitable for a weekday supper or a celebration meal. Delicious French staples, such as boeuf bourgignon, mixed with daily specials and a great wine list at reasonable prices.The vanilla ice cream with chocolate sauce is to die for!!

  • ((((* 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

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