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L'Absinthe Restaurant

40 Chalcot Road, London, NW1 8LS

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

Great traditional French dining and lovely team front of house. Delicious food.

Mandy 19 September 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

4.6 (((() (based on 108 reviews)
95% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (83)
  • lunch (46)
  • romantic (33)
  • value (32)
  • breakfast (19)
  • private dining (15)
  • child friendly (11)
  • trendy (10)
  • al fresco (7)
  • business (5)
  • large parties (4)
  • luxury (4)
  • afternoon tea (2)
  • entertainment (2)
  • views (1)
  • ((((* 16 October 2018 by Julia from London

    Thoroughly enjoyed our evening. The food was delicious and we appreciated the round table (tucked away) and the comfy cushions.

  • ((((( 19 September 2018 by Mandy from London

    Great traditional French dining and lovely team front of house. Delicious food.

  • ((((( 18 September 2018 by Hayley from London

    Excellent food and service - really friendly and helpful people working here. Beautiful restaurant in a picturesque part of London.
    I would highly recommend.

  • ((((( 11 August 2018 by Howard from London

    Amazing authentic food with fantastic service from Adrianna

  • ((((( 3 July 2018 by Steve from London

    incredible service to start it off......super selection of wine by the glass. followed by the best meal we have had in all of London, the place is busy as all tables are full but you still feel you can have a romantic dinner JC visits all the tables and is a fantastic host........

  • ((((( 19 June 2018 by Laetitia from London

    Warm welcome and cosy place. Various delicious choices of meals and day's specials, the whole family loved it!

  • (((** 26 March 2018 by Robert from London

    The food and wine were good, generous portions. We liked the brisk, no nonsense but friendly service. It was a bit noisy upstairs, this was our first visit so we don’t know what it is like downstairs. A typical Brasserie, good honest unpretentious food and service.

  • ((((( 20 March 2018 by Louise from London

    This is a truly lovely restaurant. It was snowing on the night we went and the atmosphere was just right - warm,welcoming and cosy.
    Delicious French food and friendly and attentive staff. I definitely recommend it

  • ((*** 19 March 2018 by Lucille 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 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.

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