- 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.
04 June 2019
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
((((* 19 August 2019 by Robin from South Croydon
Good experience all round. Escorted to the table; Plats du jour were explained. Drinks came rapidly, Easy to catch the waiters' eye. Food well presented and delicious. Wines reasonable value for money.
My group of 5 friends were well satisfied. Everything felt calm and contained, formal but relaxed.
((((( 17 August 2019 by Surinder from Huntingdon
Excellent as always. Great service and wonderful
Food/ wine. Been visiting the restaurant for over 15 years.
((((* 12 August 2019 by John from London
Super food and service
((((( 10 August 2019 by Layla from London
I love this restaurant. The food is amazing and the staff is so friendly and funny. Have been back a couple of times and it does not disappoint!
((((( 31 July 2019 by Sarah from LONDON
We had an excellent meal at Le Cafe du Marche on Saturday, as always. The food never disappoints, the staff are attentive without fussing and, on this occasion, made sure we were finished in time to get to a concert at the Barbican. The Dessert du Jour was particularly wonderful, melting chocolate....
(((** 31 July 2019 by Janalyn from Cape Town
We loved the ambience and location of the restaurant - and enjoyed a lovely evening for a family birthday. However we sat right next to the musicians so it was VERY loud! Also the food was so-so on the evening of our visit - we should probably come back and try other items on the menu. The vegetable soup starter that I had was not something to rave over.
((((( 30 July 2019 by A. from London
It was a dinner for a family Birthday. Not familiar with the area but location is fantastic. Very cozy atmosphere and staff attentive and welcoming. Food simple but very tasty
((((( 30 July 2019 by Jacqueline from warwick
It was very convenient for our weekend stay in London, it was easy to book on line, very friendly , genuinely French atmosphere with great food and wine and great value for money, so on the whole an excellent dinning experience.
((((( 27 July 2019 by Arthur from Manchester
Second time we have dined here, so we knew what to expect and we were not disappointed. Fine dining in a relaxed setting where we could actually hold a conversation without having to raise our voices. Staff attentive and friendly. We were spoilt for choice but decided on leg of lamb with wild mushrooms. It was delicious.
((((( 22 July 2019 by Pete from London
Great authentic French bistro In the heart of London, excellent service and good prices.
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