Le Café du Marché

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

Top offer

2 courses a £33.50, 3 courses a £39.50 per person

Menus subject to change every 5-6 weeks

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.

Customer reviews for Le Café du Marché
4.5
(based on 274 reviews)

96%
of diners recommend this restaurant

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

Recommended for

  • al fresco (1)
  • business (94)
  • dinner (216)
  • entertainment (29)
  • large parties (17)
  • lunch (139)
  • luxury (33)
  • private dining (56)
  • romantic (126)
  • trendy (11)
  • value (38)
  • views (1)
  • 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

  • By Spencer K from London
    20 November 2019

    Very acceptable level of service and friendless

  • By Matthew D from London
    19 November 2019

    Excellent, unfussy, friendly service. We largely ate different things but there was universal praise for the food. Good solid traditional French, good ingredients and well cooked. A nice plus was the piano/bass duo - they were superb

  • By Sara tripiana xicoy T from London
    15 November 2019

    Wonderful, food delicious, service outstanding and they sand Happy birthday to my boyfriend. Really nice!

  • By R S from London
    9 November 2019

    Overpriced set menu, not good value for money! One of the most overcooked pieces of pheasant I have ever had the misfortune to try and eat

  • By Paolo P from Rome
    8 November 2019

    Great place, did not change over the past 25 years, same intimate atmosphere, excellent French cousine with an Italian touch. Nice British upper middle class around.

  • By Carole M from London
    8 November 2019

    Cafe du Marche is always a wonderful dining experience with great service and the food never disappoints.

  • By Constance S from London
    25 October 2019

    Celebrated a birthday here and everything was perfect- venue, staff and especially the food.

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

Available offers

  • 2 courses a £33.50, 3 courses a £39.50 per person
  • Christmas Menu 2/3 courses a £39.95/£46.95 per person

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