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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

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

Ivson Souza 12 September 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 56 reviews)
96% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (41)
  • lunch (24)
  • value (16)
  • romantic (14)
  • private dining (9)
  • breakfast (6)
  • child friendly (4)
  • business (3)
  • trendy (3)
  • al fresco (2)
  • luxury (2)
  • entertainment (1)
  • large parties (1)
  • views (1)
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    We had a great meal for 4 of us with excellent service from a French waiter.

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    Great traditional french food in laid back bistro setting

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

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    lovely evening - as Always

  • ((((( by from london

    Very good, imaginative dishes, excellent service

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    We enjoyed our supper as the food was of good quality and well cooked.
    It was good to sit outside on a quiet street.
    Staff are friendly rather than formal
    A bistro of a type more often found in France (only with better food)

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    had a great steak and the chips are real not oven - wonderful.

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  • ((((* by from London

    A lovely, small welcoming restuarant with well-cooked food. Couldn't ask for more.

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