- 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
((((* 21 January 2019 by David from London
A very good atmosphere, with a live pianist and bassist on the Thursday night we were there. Authentic French feel and menu, with a decent selection of dishes very well done for a set price. Generally good and attentive service. The only caveat was that it serves mid-range+ wine, at £30+ a bottle, and if you're on a limited budget (as we always are!) that pushes up the cost. But worth saving up for.
((((( 15 January 2019 by Nils-henrik from Solna
This restaurant is exellent: a hidden gem! Amazing quality of everything we recieved including serving and atmosphere. Best recommendations!
((((( 11 January 2019 by Jeremy from LONDON
Excellent French dining
((((( 23 December 2018 by Saleem from London
Wonderful food. So much lamb we two grown men couldn’t finish it all. Impeccable service and a jazz duo playing Christmas tunes. What’s not to like?
((((( 20 December 2018 by Julia from Bath
We loved it and wish we could have stayed longer. Everyone was delightful and very helpful. Food delicious.
((((* 14 December 2018 by John from London
Great to eat in an in-your-face French restaurant, complete with white tablecloths. Excellent lamb leg. Reasonably priced wines and good, friendly, service.
((((( 13 December 2018 by TA from London
I have made a number of visits to Le Café du Marché and each time have had a lovely meal in a great place with efficient, welcoming staff. The grilled pheasant was really fine.
((((* 11 December 2018 by Ilkay from London
Ambiance of the place very unique and comfortable. It was a business lunch and felt had a good service with good attention to details. Table cloth was dusty, I assume it was from the ceiling beams.
((((( 29 November 2018 by Tony from Brighton
Great menu options, quality food & excellent service to a group of nine people. Nice ambience in this restaurant as experienced previously. Music from the resident pianist offers something different & provides a great background to the dining experience.
((((( 29 November 2018 by Mary from London
Steak was ery good as usual.
Galic coffee brilliant.
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