- Main course: £15
- Food spend: £38
- Opening hours
- Monday to Friday: 12:00 - 14:30 & 18:00 - 22:00 Saturday: 18:00 - 22:00.
Our second visit, great food and service. Lovely place. Will definitely be back.
08 September 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
((((( 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.
((((* 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
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