Club Gascon

57 West Smithfield, London, EC1A 9DS

(4.6)
French
Average
Main Course £18
Food Spend £55
Hours of Operation:
Monday to Thursday: 12:00 - 14:00 & 18:30 - 22:00
Friday: 12:00 - 14:00 & 18:30 - 22:30
Saturday: 18:30 - 22:30

Maybe my favourite restaurant in London....food, service, ambience, location, this place has the lot

Richard Goulding 23 August 2014
From London

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More about Club Gascon

Having held its Michelin star since 2002, Club Gascon serves dishes inspired by the cuisine of south west France. The revered Evening Standard restaurant critic, Fay Maschler, champions Club Gascon as ‘an absolute gift’.

With a commitment to the highest standards of freshness and authenticity, the Club Gascon menu journeys through complex and ground-breaking flavour combinations. Hailing from Toulouse, Head Chef Pascal Aussignac was named Restaurant Chef of the Year 2013 at the Craft Guild of Chefs Awards.

Encouraging a serendipitous approach to dining, Club Gascon restaurant presents a selection of small dishes, allowing diners to sample an array of flavours. Favourite dishes include sea urchins delicacy, cauliflower & crisps, or crackled capon wings, scallop ballotine, nuts & lovage. Wines are sourced from the finest regions of south west France, and the cellar at Club Gascon near the Barbican compiles over 400 bottles.

Perched next to the produce-haven of Smithfield Market, Club Gascon restaurant in London is housed in the conversion of a former Lyons tea house. Barbican, Farringdon & St Paul’s Stations are all within a 5-minute walk.

Customer Reviews for Club Gascon

4.6

(based on 45 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • dinner (36)
  • romantic (24)
  • luxury (22)
  • business (19)
  • lunch (19)
  • private dining (9)
  • trendy (6)
  • value (5)
(5)
24 August 2014 by Pauline AJ from London
We had a wonderful evening at Club Gascon. The food was imaginative and delicious, the wine was expertly paired, and the service was faultless: attentive without being fussy or obtrusive. I would not hesitate to go back.
(5)
23 August 2014 by Liz Bear from Kent
Our evening with Club Gascon was faultless, the food wine and staff were amazing.
(5)
23 August 2014 by Richard Goulding from London
Maybe my favourite restaurant in London....food, service, ambience, location, this place has the lot
(5)
22 August 2014 by Christophe Blanchard from London
Excellent at all levels. The food was cleverly prepared with flavours and love of the ingredients at the centre of each recipe. Great presentation too and very friendly service.
(1)
20 August 2014 by Julie C from London
It was a dis appointions experience. The restaurant was half empty when we arrived and we did find it odd.
The food was not great; it was sophisticated but in each dish something was wrong. The flavour combinations were very quirky but unfortunately it was a miss. The Chef seems to try very hard to offer something unusual but he forgets something essential: it needs to taste good! It is a shame as technically it was fine but it left us with a bitter taste especially given the price of the menu!
The service was rather absent and when we told the staff that we didn't appreciate the meal (we weren't asked once during the dinner how it was!!) the manager said she didn't understand and that everyone usually gave good feedback, implying that something was wrong with us! We were three, we have different tastes one from the other and yet none of us found the food good. I don't know of the chef and the usual manager took a holiday break but this is not acceptable for a 1 star restaurant!
(5)
3 August 2014 by Emma Leblanc from London
Very good dining experience. The food was amazing and very professional and thoughtful service (not pompous). We'll definitly come back and highly recommend it.
(5)
2 August 2014 by Julia Ingall from London
A beautiful foodie experience. Service was impeccable, good ambience, busy for a Thursday night. We had the summer tasting menu - the wine choice and the food were exquisite. Amazing flavours, colourful plates. One of the best, can't believe we haven't been there before considering we are neighbours.
(5)
29 July 2014 by Polly Wong from London
Amazing food and presentation. Great value! Attentive staffs!
(4)
26 July 2014 by Rebecca Magee from London
At Club Gascon the ambience was fantastic, the service was faultless and the food was exceptional. I really can't speak more highly of my experience. From the moment we arrived and were offered the signature Gascon cocktail aperitif, to the quality of the bread (it really was amazing bread!) and the construction of each course, every detail surpassed my expectations. The dishes were creative and beautifully presented, while absolutely bursting with flavour. The dining room and decor felt elegant but not stuffy, and the manner of the staff was impeccable, all of which perfectly complemented the star of the show- the food. I'm looking forward to going back already.
(4)
26 July 2014 by Robin Vaygelt from London
This was our first visit to Club Gascon. We ate from the summer set menu which was good value (£42) and the food was well-presented and delicious. There were several "extras" too (amuse bouche, petits fours). The service is typically French: efficient but slightly formal. All in all a good experience, although the cost of the wine meant we drank less than we might otherwise have done!

Club Gascon

57 West Smithfield, London, EC1A 9DS

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