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L'Absinthe Restaurant

40 Chalcot Road, London, NW1 8LS

(((() French
  • L'Absinthe Restaurant - London
  •  - London
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

Absolutely fabulous as always

Neil 09 July 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 85 reviews)
96% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • dinner (65)
  • lunch (36)
  • value (27)
  • romantic (25)
  • breakfast (16)
  • private dining (13)
  • child friendly (10)
  • al fresco (7)
  • trendy (6)
  • business (4)
  • luxury (4)
  • large parties (3)
  • entertainment (2)
  • afternoon tea (1)
  • views (1)
  • (((** 13 July 2017 by Matthew Wood from London

    The food is great. The location is excellent. If you're looking for a little, French, spot nead Primrose Hill to get a marvellous steak frites... this is the place.

  • ((((( 9 July 2017 by Neil from London

    Absolutely fabulous as always

  • ((((( 26 June 2017 by Philippa Poole from London

    Lovely local French restauranr

  • ((((( 8 June 2017 by Mark Donald from London

    Very french,great food,super wine deal on a wednesday

  • ((((* 7 June 2017 by Lynanne Coffey from London

    The staff are really friendly and playful with customers. Menu changes with the seasons so lots of interesting French dishes to choose from.

  • ((((* 7 June 2017 by David from London

    L'Absinthe is an excellent Bistro with an unpretentious menu delivered to high standard, supported by a very credible wine list. There is seating both on the ground floor and in the basement of a former corner shop. Service is attentive and very friendly. Overall it provides an excellent dining experience at very reasonable prices. I thoroughly recommend it.

  • ((((( 27 May 2017 by Nicolette Simon from London

    Wonderful food and great service!

  • ((((* 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.

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