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L'Absinthe Restaurant

40 Chalcot Road, London, NW1 8LS

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  • 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

Good quality food very well cooked, the beef and fish specials were particularly good. Excellent service too.

Stephen Wilkinson 23 February 2018
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

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Customer reviews for L'Absinthe Restaurant

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  • dinner (77)
  • lunch (42)
  • romantic (30)
  • value (30)
  • breakfast (19)
  • private dining (14)
  • child friendly (10)
  • trendy (8)
  • al fresco (7)
  • business (4)
  • luxury (4)
  • large parties (3)
  • entertainment (2)
  • afternoon tea (1)
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  • ((*** 19 March 2018 by Lucille Abrahams from London

    This is a typical French bistro and one is greeted with enthusiasm by the French patron , however although I usually enjoy dining there the food old fashioned French cuisine was served with indifference and lack of eye contact and was cleared away with such vigour that the food bits hit my guest. I enjoyed my evening because of the company but whether it was too busy with too few staff I was disappointed. The crepe Suzette was not served flaming and plonked on the tavle

  • ((((( 3 March 2018 by Honor Jones from London

    What a lovely bistro type dining experience. We went on a very cold, snowy evening, were welcomed into the warm. Good variety on the menu and delicious sounding specials. We all had a ‘special ‘ for the main course, mine was SeaBream with spinach - beautifully cooked and tasted delicious. Proper French desserts - the chocolate mousse was lovely. Superb wine list, great host & relly good service.

  • ((((( 23 February 2018 by Stephen Wilkinson from London

    Good quality food very well cooked, the beef and fish specials were particularly good. Excellent service too.

  • ((((( 16 February 2018 by Alexander Marsh from London

    All three courses of our Valentines seat menu were exceptional! The goat cheese tart, the Duck and the creme brûlée were fantastic. Friendly staff, led by the enigmatic Jean Claude, were an absolute delight. They even helped us making a quick get away by 7:15, which we really appreciated.

  • ((((( 15 February 2018 by Richard Album from London

    Hadn't been here for many years but it was just as remembered. A menu you wanted to order everything on, superb quality (frankly just delicious food), wonderful 'authentic' loca-style French service. Lovely house wine. And not wildly expensive. Will not leave it so long till next time.

  • ((*** 14 February 2018 by Sandra Cohen from London

    Very slow service, half things on menu not available soup tasteless

  • ((((( 26 December 2017 by Emer Glynn from Camden town

    Very friendly
    We are regulars so it would be good to see an alternative vegetarian option to the stuffed mushrooms which are delicious but have been on menu for quite a while now and as the vegetarian in our group it would be good to have a second option

  • ((((( 21 December 2017 by Jan Morgan from London

    French Onion soup is wonderful

  • ((((( 13 November 2017 by Ann Heywood from London

    Excellent French bistro restaurant, with a good range of dishes; my favourites are salade Lyonaise and boeuf bourgignon. There are always standard dishes plus specials and service is attentive without being invasive. There's a wide range of wines (and prices). Good for breakfast too. Try it immediately!

  • (((** 30 October 2017 by LB from London

    simple, nice food. slow but friendly service!

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