- 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
((((* 10 March 2019 by Paul from London
Charming and rustic and realiably lovely. Good value too.
((((( 5 March 2019 by Christopher from London
I’ve been going to Café du Marché for 10ish years. Sometimes two of us, sometimes a big family event, this time as my ‘thank you’ to colleagues. It’s always superb - and I’m always ‘in France’.
This is so much better than more expensive and allegedly more fashionable restaurants.
This is where you go when you know good food.
((((( 4 March 2019 by Mary from London
Great food, ambience and service
((((( 28 February 2019 by Mark from Portsmouth
Lamb was the best I've ever had.
(((** 18 February 2019 by Alvin from London
The food was good and the service was friendly and attentive. The table location, though was not the best or most romantic (next to the cloak storage and the kitchen) which killed the vibe a little bit as we were on a pre-Valentines date as both of us were working the next day. I was hoping for a better table, having booked way in advance and confirming the reservation in person at the restaurant the morning of the reservation....
((((( 14 February 2019 by Gary from Kent
We returned to this restaurant after a gap of many years and did not recognise it. The restaurant was totally different. Starters were very good, I had the fish soup. We had the lamb for 2 as the main course. We have never tasted lamb like it before. It was to die for. It is however a very large meal. The tarte du jour for dessert was excellent too. We had a great evening and will definitely return
((((* 9 February 2019 by Paul from London
Great little restaurant. Great food. A bit cramped and dark but good atmosphere. Take a torch to read the menu! Good choice of jazz. Excellent Cote de Boeuf.
((((* 26 January 2019 by Ian from London
Good food with an emphasis on French cooking and classics, and good value for food of this quality in central London. The restaurant has a nice atmosphere too.
((((( 24 January 2019 by Tony from Saffron Walden
Delightful as always
((((* 24 January 2019 by Frank from London
Good atmosphere of well established traditional French bistro; excellent daily specials plus
usual reliable menu, and sensible wine list.
Food and service just right.
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