Le Café du Marché

(302 Reviews)
22 Charterhouse Square Charterhouse Mews, London, EC1M 6DX
French
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Average

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
4.5
(based on 302 reviews)

96%
of diners recommend this restaurant

  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Value
  • Location

Recommended for

  • al fresco (1)
  • business (105)
  • dinner (237)
  • entertainment (29)
  • large parties (20)
  • lunch (153)
  • luxury (38)
  • private dining (60)
  • romantic (141)
  • trendy (11)
  • value (42)
  • views (1)
  • By Slim K from London
    13 March 2020

    Love this place. Efficient waiters with French accents, jazz piano player, cosy surroundings, superb food. What’s not to like?

  • By Denis K from london
    11 March 2020

    ambience live music fish soup

  • By Christopher L from Bath
    7 March 2020

    Tucked away near Smithfield Market but open for 30 years this place is a hidden gem. Service and food were excellent, and we had a lovely evening. Highly recommended.

  • By Christopher H from Guildford, Surrey
    7 March 2020

    When you enter Le Cafe you are entering France....the atmosphere hits you immediately. I have dined here before and it never ever disappoints. The menu always has specials beside the normal choices. The lamb is something else followed by Tarte tatin or cheese......superb. A real selection of very good wines.

  • By Mary R from London
    7 March 2020

    Excellent, as always. Very welcoming, holding our table when we were more than fashionably late. Food was usual very high standard, tried the house red for the first time and will definitely be doing so again!

  • By AB A from London
    5 March 2020

    Incredible, authentic restaurant with delicious food and a wonderful atmosphere

  • By C G J from Coleorton
    4 March 2020

    Tremendous atmosphere and service from the staff is excellent. Choice of food is very good and very tasty. We actually booked twice in one week as it was that good. House Red is amazingly good value.

  • By Patrick W from London
    4 March 2020

    Great for both a business lunch or a romantic dinner. Great food, service and ambience.

  • By Ronald L from London
    4 March 2020

    Another excellent meal, the roasted lamb with mushrooms was delicious.

  • By Paul M from London
    28 February 2020

    Good

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

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