Cigalon

(893 Reviews)
Cigalon Ltd 115 Chancery Lane, London, WC2A 1PP
French, European, Gourmet
A la carte menu

Top offer

Star Deal - 3 courses & a cocktail £20 per person

Available lunch & dinner Mon-Fri until 31 October 2019, subject to availability. Dishes from a set menu & subject to change. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Average

Main course: £13
Food spend: £35

Restaurant description

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.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for Cigalon
4.5
(based on 893 reviews)

96%
of diners recommend this restaurant

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  • afternoon tea (28)
  • al fresco (10)
  • breakfast (8)
  • business (357)
  • child friendly (13)
  • dinner (679)
  • entertainment (53)
  • large parties (50)
  • lunch (457)
  • luxury (184)
  • private dining (273)
  • romantic (382)
  • trendy (115)
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  • By Anthony E from Dulwich, London
    20 August 2019

    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.

  • By Lewis S from london
    19 August 2019

    v good but small menu

  • By Samuel J from London
    19 August 2019

    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.

  • By Glen M from London
    5 August 2019

    Excellent food with perfect service made for a most enjoyable experience

  • By David G from London
    5 August 2019

    Excellent meal, good customer service

  • By Jessica Clark-Jones C from London
    25 July 2019

    The food was delicious, but this was unfortunately undermined by poor service.

  • By Stephen S from London
    23 July 2019

    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.

  • By Penny H from London
    23 July 2019

    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.

  • By Marcus U from London
    19 July 2019

    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!

  • By Clive N from London
    17 July 2019

    Nice location, good ambiance, good food. Mackerel starter delightful. Would only say that the portion size on the 'offer' menu were a little small.

Restaurant Location Map
Cigalon
Cigalon Ltd 115 Chancery Lane, London, WC2A 1PP

Available offers

  • Star Deal - 3 courses & a cocktail £20 per person
  • Wine Dinner - 4 Courses & 4 Wines tasting menu £49.50 per person.
  • Test Drive – 5 courses tasting menu £29.50 per person

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