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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

Great atmosphere; delicious food & fantastic value food - perfect!

Nicola Pitt 30 April 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

Contact +44 2074834848

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Customer reviews for L'Absinthe Restaurant

4.6 (((() (based on 78 reviews)
96% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • dinner (60)
  • lunch (34)
  • value (25)
  • romantic (23)
  • breakfast (14)
  • private dining (11)
  • child friendly (9)
  • trendy (6)
  • al fresco (4)
  • business (4)
  • luxury (4)
  • afternoon tea (1)
  • entertainment (1)
  • large parties (1)
  • views (1)
  • ((((* 13 May 2017 by John Sterling from Aldenham Village

    Once again, we had a delightful evening dining in this real French bistro. Noisy, yes it can be, upstairs or down, if you get a table near you with noisy people as in any restaurant but the overall atmosphere and more importantly, the food, service and cost make it all worth while. Highly recommend.

  • ((((* 8 May 2017 by Roy Mathias from London

    It can be noisy as there is a very confined area

  • ((((( 2 May 2017 by Caroline C from London

    I visited this restaurant with my mother for lunch. The menu was varied and the waiter was very helpful in recommending something dairy free for me. Our meals were excellent and I enjoyed a delicious glass of the house red. The atmosphere was cosy & friendly. Both my mother & I are looking forward to another visit.

  • ((((( 30 April 2017 by Nicola Pitt from London

    Great atmosphere; delicious food & fantastic value food - perfect!

  • ((((* 28 April 2017 by Laura Simmons from London

    Great service and delicious authentic food

  • ((((* 6 April 2017 by Katherine Snowdon from Kentish Town

    Delicious food. Fun restaurant. Bit crowded. Didn't like dog at next table

  • ((((* 17 March 2017 by Barrie Tankel from London

    Great onion soup and fish dishes.

  • ((((( 5 March 2017 by Jenny Z from Radlett

    Our experience was excellent. There wasn't one part of any of the dishes we ordered that wasn't delicious. It was totally French including the charming and delightful waitresses.
    The cheeses were to die for.
    Couldn't fault our meal in any way.

  • ((((( 25 February 2017 by Yelena from London

    Nice little French gem in Primrose Hill. Traditional French dishes cooked to perfection. Amazing desserts!

  • ((((( 19 February 2017 by Ivson Souza from London

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

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