- Main course: £13
- Food spend: £35
- Opening hours
Monday - Friday: 12:00 - 14:15 and 17:45 - 22:00
Tuesday - Saturday: 16:00 - 00:00.
Accurate cooking, nice ingredients, good wine matching. Such a comfortable space, and excellent staff.
31 May 2019
Set in a magnificent former auction house, Cigalon brings the fine cuisine of Provence to London. Cigalon also host monthly events, with a 5 Courses Test Drive menu on the first Monday, and a Wine Dinner on the fourth Tuesday.
Showcasing a classy selection of French recipes, the Cigalon menu sees adventurous flavours served alongside simple yet succulent grill options. Favourites at Cigalon Chancery Lane include roasted suckling pig belly with caramelised peach and butternut squash, or a sublimely fresh market fish of the day served straight from the grill.
For more informal dining, the Baranis bar offers a laidback vibe, where guests can enjoy a bespoke cocktail and Mediterranean-style bar snacks. Plush, cocoon-style booth seating, subdued lighting and exposed brickwork makes Baranis a luxurious yet intimate setting.
From the team behind Michelin-starred Club Gascon, Cigalon and Baranis is also home to the UK's only indoor petanque court. Chancery Lane Tube Station is 7 minutes’ walk away.
Cigalon Ltd, 115 Chancery Lane, London, WC2A 1PP
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Customer reviews for Cigalon
((((* 21 August 2019 by Anthony from Dulwich, London
My wife and I dined at Cigalon yesterday for the first time responding to a special deal offer of a cocktail and three courses for £19.50.
We didn’t like the cocktail much but that’s a matter of taste, although there was no alternative offered.
I had the swordfish linguini with white wine and cream sauce and capers , which was very good, followed by the grilled neck of lamb, which was also very good.
I elected to have the cheese and the only cheese on offer was goats cheese cru which was innmy opinion at least a week past it’s best. Again no alternative was offered.
My wife had the duck shavings on endive with dressing. Very good but precious little duck. She then had the risotto which was excellent, followed by a blackberry fool which was ok.
Good wine list (we had a carafe of white wine from the Loire) and very good coffee afterwards. The lot for the two of us was £74 including 13.5 % service.
We will try it again.
((((( 20 August 2019 by Lewis from london
v good but small menu
((((( 20 August 2019 by Samuel from London
Personal greeting. Excellent service throughout, faultless really!
Nice room. Felt like we were in the South of France!
Lovely, flavoursome, balanced attractive food.
Booked a lunch offer which was remarkable value including an aperitif Provencal cocktail.
Wine available by the glass or carafe which is great at lunchtime.
Will definitely dine here again.
((*** 9 August 2019 by Jessica from London
The food was delicious, but this was unfortunately undermined by poor service.
((((* 8 August 2019 by David from London
Excellent meal, good customer service
((((( 7 August 2019 by Glen from London
Excellent food with perfect service made for a most enjoyable experience
((((( 27 July 2019 by Stephen from London
We went to the Moroccan themed food and matched wines evening. All of the dishes were well presented and tasty, and the lamb was cooked beautifully such that it melted in the mouth.
((((( 27 July 2019 by Penny from London
I have been to Cigalon several times before. We had one of their special wine dinners which are something to watch for. It is exceptional value (£49.50) as it includes matched wines which on this occasion were Moroccan from a vineyard near Volubilis (Domaine de la Zouina). The sommelier is charming and dealt well with a fellow diner's efforts to get more than her share of wine). Grilled octopus and pomegranate salad was tender with well balanced flavours. It was well matched with the Volubillia Gris (a blend of Caladoc Mourvedre and Marcelan -minimum skin contact). The next course of "baked brick sardine" was not a classic "Bric" but a boned sardine in a tube of filo pastry - pleasant but not enhanced by serving with the Volubillia rouge (cabernet sauvignon, syrah tempranillo )- that enhanced the strong oily fish character of the sardine which was a crash rather than a match. The main dish of spiced braised lamb with bulgur wheat (not sure why they didn't use couscous) and dried fruit (slightly gritty figs) was tender, flavoursome and a well judged quantity. That was well matched with the Epicuria rouge - 100% Syrah with 18 months in oak). For some reason it was thought that a dry Chardonnay (Epicuria - 6 months in oak) would enhance a dessert of peaches, cinnamon ice cream (perfect) and argan oil. It didn't - but I drank the wine separately with pleasure. Good coffee. A very fine experience - we have already booked for the next wine dinner in August.
((((( 21 July 2019 by Marcus from London
Excellent food and service and exceptional value for money in a beautiful light-filled setting. Went for a lunch with friends who all commented on how much they enjoyed the delicious food in the fixed price lunch menu. Highly recommended!
((((( 19 July 2019 by Louise from London
We are a group of 5 “ladies who lunch”, this was the first time we had all eaten at Cigalon and each one of us loved it.
We chose 3 dishes from the special menu, all delicious, however I think the desserts won. Some raced over the rose flavoured ice cream, I am a chocoholic so the flourless chocolate cake won my vote
The service, the decor and the ambiance were all terrific.
We will be back!!very easy to book and also responded very quickly to my query
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