Le Café du Marché

(281 Reviews)
22 Charterhouse Square Charterhouse Mews, London, EC1M 6DX
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Top offer

Star Deal - 3 courses £39.50 per person

Subject to availability as displayed in the booking interface. Dishes from a set menu & subject to change. Includes VAT, excludes service.


Main course: £15
Food spend: £38

Opening hours

Monday to Friday: 12:00 - 14:30 & 18:00 - 22:00
Saturday: 18:00 - 22:00.

Restaurant description

A renowned slice of French sophistication in the heart of London, Le Café du Marché is housed in a stunning converted building that was once a corset factory. Hidden down a cobbled mews and a stone's throw from Smithfield Market and Charterhouse, it remains one of the oldest restaurants in the area, opening its doors in 1986.

Celebrated tastes of Provincial France are combined with inventive European twists on the Le Café du Marché menu, with the menu changing every five weeks and daily specials reflecting fresh, seasonal produce and availability. Mainstays on the menu include La soupe de poisson, Lozere leg of lamb with wild mushrooms and Madeira sauce and La cote du boeuf, béarnaise and frites, along with other meat, seafood and vegetarian dishes.

A superb selection of the finest French wines are offered at Le Café du Marché in Clerkenwell, with the knowledgeable staff on hand to give recommendations. For dessert, there are daily specialities alongside other treats like orange crème brûlée.

Every evening there is live background jazz from resident musicians. Filled with rustic French charm, Le Café du Marché offers a celebrated taste of the continent. Barbican and Farringdon Tube Stations are just a 5-minute walk away.

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

Customer reviews for Le Café du Marché
(based on 281 reviews)

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  • al fresco (1)
  • business (96)
  • dinner (221)
  • entertainment (29)
  • large parties (18)
  • lunch (143)
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  • private dining (57)
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  • By John M from London
    21 January 2020

    Great service food and wine. Musak not too load. Lighting could be better

  • By Richard B from London
    17 January 2020

    Both food and ambience were excellent. A real pleasure.

  • By Dominic K from London
    15 January 2020

    Very good meal

  • By Joyce K from London
    18 December 2019

    Impeccable service. Very good food with quite a bit of choice on the holiday menu. Definitely pricey. The evening would have been more pleasant in this charming space if the pub-behaving group of 15 or so men had been less raucous. Their behavior rather ruined the experience. Kudos to the woman who served us. A duo of musicians chimed in with some tunes with rather long pauses between.

  • By Tim B from LONDON
    12 December 2019


  • By Ruth S from London
    12 December 2019

    A lovely evening with very nice, professional staff and a great environment.

  • By ken mackay M from London
    12 December 2019

    Always a good lunch, great team. An old favourite that improves with age.

  • By Richard B B from London
    28 November 2019

    Café du Marche is a special place with a wonderful atmosphere. The staff understand food & wine and know how to serve. They are welcoming, courteous, knowledgeable and friendly. Excellent traditional French cooking and the wine list is interesting and very good. Nice piano and double bass live music for some of the evening.

  • By Stephen H from Cheam
    26 November 2019

    Excellent evening with exemplary & friendly service. Superb food. Good Jazz. Like being in Paris!

  • By Iain D from Kilmacolm
    23 November 2019

    Up to the normal high standard we expect. Will be returning on our next trip to London. Iain

Restaurant Location Map
Le Café du Marché
22 Charterhouse Square Charterhouse Mews, London, EC1M 6DX

Available offers

  • Star Deal - 3 courses £39.50 per person
  • Valentines Day Menu 2 courses £38.50, 3 courses £46.50
  • Table-d'hote - lunch and pre-theatre menu: main with glass of wine £25 per person

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