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Le Café du Marché

22 Charterhouse Square , Charterhouse Mews, London, EC1M 6DX

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  • Le Café du Marché - London
  • Le Café du Marché - London
  • Le Café du Marché - London
  • Le Café du Marché - London
  • Le Café du Marché - London
  • Le Café du Marché - London
  • Le Café du Marché - London
  • Le Café du Marché - London
  • Le Café du Marché - London
  • Le Café du Marché - London
  • Le Café du Marché - London
  • Le Café du Marché - London
  • Le Café du Marché - London
  • Le Café du Marché - London
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.

Le plat du jour was duck and it was beautifully done. Chocolate mousse was perfect too. We went there for a celebration, the service as well as the pianist in the corner definitely made it a special evening.

Joey 04 June 2019
from London

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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.

Le Café du Marché

22 Charterhouse Square , Charterhouse Mews, London, EC1M 6DX

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Customer reviews for Le Café du Marché

4.5 (((() (based on 242 reviews)
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  • dinner (188)
  • lunch (127)
  • romantic (113)
  • business (86)
  • private dining (46)
  • value (32)
  • luxury (28)
  • entertainment (25)
  • large parties (15)
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  • ((((( 17 June 2019 by Ece from London

    Everything was so chic and elegant. The crowd in the restaurant were nice people.

  • ((((( 17 June 2019 by Graham from York

    A really excellent dinner - very helpful and considerate in accommodating a 'dairy free' diner - quite complicated in a French Restaurant, but all was attended to. The Lozere Lamb was outstanding - melt in the mouth and with a wonderful flavour. A very relaxed and pleasant evening - we will be back next time we are in London. Thank you Team Café du Marche!

  • ((((( 4 June 2019 by Joey from London

    Le plat du jour was duck and it was beautifully done. Chocolate mousse was perfect too. We went there for a celebration, the service as well as the pianist in the corner definitely made it a special evening.

  • ((((( 3 June 2019 by Sarah from LONDON

    Wonderful ambience, delicious food and great wine! A fabulous evening enjoyed by all in my party (of five).

  • ((((( 31 May 2019 by Aileen from London

    Very convivial lunch. Relaxed atmosphere, lovely food. One of my favourite restaurants.

  • ((((( 23 May 2019 by Paul from Ivinghoe Aston

    Great setting and atmosphere, love the piano and cello being played as we dinned. Snails were great as was the shoulder of lamb. We were also offered and accepted a complimentary drink at the end of our meal which was a lovely gesture

  • (**** 21 May 2019 by Peter from London

    I'm aftaid after being a patron of the CdM for nearly forty years I was very disappointed with the product on 25/04. Service good and friendly as usual but my cassoulet was tasteless welded to the bottom of the metal dish and I could eat very little of it.. Seems it was made in a portion pot sometime during the previous week then over exposed in a flash grill and nearly burnt out.. In the past the cooking has been excellent. Could no longer recommend it although I am very fond of the place.

  • ((((( 13 May 2019 by Nicolas from London

    Excellent food and service

  • ((((( 6 May 2019 by Stuart from Malvern

    We had an absolutely marvellous time - the food was everything we expected and the service outstanding. A wonderful atmosphere.

  • ((((( 26 April 2019 by Erica from Woodbridge

    Every aspect was excellent

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