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

Superb and professional

David Goldsmith 14 July 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 34 reviews)

97% of diners at this restaurant would recommend it to another person.
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  • dinner (27)
  • romantic (17)
  • luxury (15)
  • business (13)
  • lunch (13)
  • private dining (6)
  • trendy (5)
  • value (3)
(5)
22 July 2014 by Mark Dean from Royal Borough of Greenwich
Excellent service, compelling food, wonderful experience. The four course taster menu paired with wine was extraordinarily good value for a Michelin starred restaurant with coffee and service at £80 per head.
(5)
14 July 2014 by David Goldsmith from London
Superb and professional
(4)
14 July 2014 by Marc Wright from London
Exquisite tastes and hugely inventive. My Italian partner claimed it was the best meal she had had in 6 years living in London
(4)
14 July 2014 by NS from London
Service was great but a bit slow.decor / ambience is great .took my friend for his birthday and they put candle on the cake and gave him a card!
(5)
13 July 2014 by Emma from London
Excellent. Probably my favourite restaurant in London. Offer represents exceptional value.
(5)
12 July 2014 by Daniel Quirke from London
Lovely food and Service, wine pairing was exceptional!
(5)
7 April 2014 by Kevin Appleton from Northampton
Excellent food and service. Tables a little cramped due to size of dining room, but overall a great dining experience.
(5)
22 March 2014 by Dermot Wickham from London
Excellent food, beautifully presented. Interesting selection of local wines. Service was authentically French.
(5)
10 September 2013 by Tracy from London
The dining experience at Club Gascon is to die for. From the moment you enter you are in a peaceful, relaxing haven with interior design which can only be described like the food 'scrumptious'. The staff were lovely and the service professional, relaxed and friendly. We ate from the 3 course set menu, which with the offer included a glass of champagne - at this price it was a steal. Even though we were dining from the set menu they did not skimp on the no-charge extras - parmesan sticks, bread with Chantilly cream butter and a really nice gesture was the selection of chocolates (with our coffee) which were given because this was a birthday celebration. The food was beautifully presented and the taste combinations exquisite combining elements to also add texture. The purple quinotto starter made using quinoa was delicious and a real surprise to the taste buds. The eucalyptus duck egg was also divine. For the main the ox-cheek was so tender it melted in the mouth. We tried all 3 deserts on offer. The lemongrass raspberries were creamy, the chocolate and black olive millionaire was so pretty and described as 'heaven' by the diner and the ossauiraty cheese was a plentiful portion again beautifully presented and tasty. It's not difficult to see why this restaurant has held it's Michelin star since 2002 and why head chef Pascal Aussignac was named Restaurant Chef of the Year 2013 at the Craft Guild of Chefs Awards. Outstanding innovative food which retains the classical richness of flavours.
The restaurant is situated in an interesting and historical part of London - St Bartholomews the Great church is around the corner and of which you have views of within the restaurant. It's one of London's oldest churches founded in 1143 and worth a visit when coming to the restaurant (open until late - 9.30pm Wed-Fri) . It featured in the film Four Weddings and a Funeral. Another 'film spot' across from the restaurant is in front of St Barts, where Bridget Jones got soaked by a taxi.
(4)
22 August 2013 by Nick Wharmby from Oxford
we had an excellent meal - well served and inventive. the limited menu had ample choice and was superb at every course.

Club Gascon

57 West Smithfield, London, EC1A 9DS

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