Comptoir Gascon

 
 
ADDRESS
63 Charterhouse Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M 6HJ 
 
RESERVATIONS
 
OPENING TIMES
Tuesday,Wednesday: 12:00-14:30,19:00-22:00. Thursday,Friday: 12:00-14:30,19:00-23:00. Saturday: 11:00-15:00,19:00-22:00
 
PRICES
Under £35
 

Nearby

 
 

Comptoir GasconComptoir Gascon operated as a deli with a few tables until they switched things around in October 2005, reducing the deli counter and installing enough seating for around 50 covers. Since then it has received some brilliant notices from critics and customers alike. We knew we were in for a treat from the moment we sat down among a small crowd of beaming faces. The restaurant is small which adds to the intimacy and enjoyment of the meal. There's no music, and the waiters are enthusiastic, friendly but discreet. A kind of contented hush prevails as each diner enters a blissful gastronomic reverie punctuated by appreciative conversation.

Our meal kicked off with a glass of house champagne and was accompanied by a fine bottle of Bergerac Cuvee Abbey 2002. My girlfriend's bowl of mixed cheese with rye bread sticks was unexpectedly cold and refreshing, a highly original starter. I went with a classic French first course of foie gras Sauternes, easily the best I've had in London since my visit to Club Gascon six years ago.

For main courses, my companion had a seafood cassoulet of squid, mussels and watercress which was superb, very rich but irresistible. I has a classic steak tartare which was perfectly executed, I've never had better or even anything like as good. My companion was forced to admit defeat at this point but I soldiered on, ordering a 'Chocolate Opera', the French version of tiramisu, with a hint of marzipan in rich black chocolate it was sensational.

Our waiter was a charming guy, and almost reverential about the food. And so he should be - this is a small but near perfect gastronome's paradise. If you like French cooking, you absolutely must pay this place a visit. World class.

 

Comptoir Gascon images

Comptoir Gascon   

   
Comptoir Gascon

Comptoir Gascon  

Opening and closing times for Comptoir Gascon

Today (Sunday) Comptoir Gascon is closed.

Monday:

Closed
 
 

Tuesday:

9.00
-
22.00
 
 

Wednesday:

9.00
-
22.00
 
 

Thursday:

9.00
-
22.00
 
 

Friday:

9.00
-
22.00
 
 

Saturday:

9.00
-
22.00
 
 

Sunday:

Closed
 
 

LondonTown.com - Comptoir Gascon Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Farringdon Tube Station
 
2 minutes walk
 
Barbican Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
Hoxton Overground Station
 
28 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Cardinal House NCP
 
1 minutes walk
 
Caxton House NCP
 
1 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

Further articles featuring Comptoir Gascon on LondonTown.com

 
London Boutique Hotels

The Rookery 12 Peter's Lane, Cowcross Street, EC1M 6DS In the heart of trendy Clerkenwell and around the corner from Smithfield Market where the meat sellers ply...

 
 
What's on in London 2014

With an exciting calendar of events, London 2014 is shaping up to be another special year. Find out the best of what's happening throughout the capital this year with our thorough guide to 2014's finest entertainment.

 
THE BEST

Hotels near Comptoir Gascon

Near Comptoir Gascon
The Rookery Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £120  33% off
Peters Lane, EC1M | 1 minute from Comptoir Gascon
Filled with old fashioned touches like wood panelling, old paintings, stone flagged floors, claw foot baths and open fires, The Rookery has plenty of character. And ... More
 
 
 
The Zetter Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £60  36% off
St John's Square 86-88 Clerkenwell Road, EC1M | 4 minutes from Comptoir Gascon
This boutique hotel in trendy Clerkenwell fits right in with the warehouse chic designer feel of the neighbourhood. Mixing vintage chairs with stark modern prints, there's ... More
 
 
 
Club Quarters St Pauls Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £79  34% off
24 Ludgate Hill, EC4M | 8 minutes from Comptoir Gascon
This neat and simple hotel gets all the basics right. The prices are sensible, the rooms are simply and attractively decorated, there's a decent little bistro, ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Club Gascon
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
57 West Smithfield, City, London EC1A | 3 minutes from Comptoir Gascon
If Jamie Oliver thinks that turkey twizzlers and chips are the most unhealthy food in Britain, then he obviously hasn't been to this extraordinary Michelin-starred restaurant ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Le Café du Marché
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
22 Charterhouse Mews, Clerkenwell, , Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 3 minutes from Comptoir Gascon
Le Cafe Du Marche is three restaurants under one roof - Le Cafe, Le Grenier and Le Rendezvous. Le Cafe is an elegent French restaurant on ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Malmaison Brasserie
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
18 - 21 Charterhouse Square, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 3 minutes from Comptoir Gascon
... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Dining near Comptoir Gascon

Near Comptoir Gascon
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Smiths of Smithfield
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
67-77 Charterhouse Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | Same location as Comptoir Gascon
This bustling warehouse conversion is packed out at every hour of the day, but still manages to find seats for everyone, and to offer quick service ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Hix Oyster and Chophouse
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
36-37 Greenhill Rents, Cowcross Street, Farringdon, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 1 minute from Comptoir Gascon
After 17 years as chef director Mark Hix left Caprice Holdings, famous for The Ivy, J Sheekey, Daphne's and a few other well known London restaurants, ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Smithfield Bar and Grill
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
2-3 West Smithfield, EC1A | 1 minute from Comptoir Gascon
On the south side of one London's historic meat market, Smithfields Bar and Grill serves a renowned selection of steaks in a reassuringly elegant British setting. ... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Events near Comptoir Gascon

Near Comptoir Gascon
Today Only
Get Stuffed: Workshop (Over 5s)
London > Events > Kids Events  Dates: Sunday 13th July 2014 at 12.30pm-1.30pm, 2pm-3pm and 3.30pm-4.30pm
Museum of London, 150 London Wall, EC2Y | 6 minutes from Comptoir Gascon
Make a digital historical doll....More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Edward Scissorhands
London > Events > Dance  Dates: 2nd December 2014 to 11th January 2015
Sadler's Wells Theatre, Rosebery Avenue, EC1R | 13 minutes from Comptoir Gascon
Having so successfully given new interpretations to classics like Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella and Nutcracker!, Matthew Bourne now brings Edward Scissorhands to Sadler's Wells this ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Ends Today
Big Dance
London > Events > Dance  Dates: 5th to 13th July 2014
Sadler's Wells Theatre, Rosebery Avenue, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 13 minutes from Comptoir Gascon
The biennial Big Dance festival is back, turning London into the dance capital for nine days in July. Taking place at a variety of unusual venues ...More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Entertainment near Comptoir Gascon

Near Comptoir Gascon
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Volupte Lounge
London > Entertainment > Theatres
9 Norwich Street, Holborn, London EC4A | 7 minutes from Comptoir Gascon
Quirky, alternative cabaret club. From cream teas to secret organic cocktails, cabaret and comedy, Kuki La-Belle and Delores von Cotier’s cheeky club combines the naughty with the ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Barbican Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 7 minutes from Comptoir Gascon
The Barbican Centre's two theatre spaces - the Barbican Theatre and The Pit - offer everything from gritty reality to far-flung fantasy, from dance to ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Barbican Centre
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 7 minutes from Comptoir Gascon
Described by the Queen as 'one of the wonders of the modern world' , the Barbican Centre has also been voted 'London's ugliest building'. Ugly or ... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Sights and Attractions near Comptoir Gascon

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Comptoir Gascon
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
St Bartholomew the Great
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
West Smithfield, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 3 minutes from Comptoir Gascon
St Bartholomew the Great is a historic church founded in 1123 and the oldest parish church in the City of London. Features include the pre-Reformation octagonal ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Museum and Library of the Order of St John
London > Attractions > Museums
St. Johns Gate, 26 St. John's Lane, Clerkenwell, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 3 minutes from Comptoir Gascon
This 16th century gatehouse was formerly the southern entrance to the Priory of the Medieval Order of St John and contains furniture, painting, silver, coins and ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Museum of London
London > Attractions > Museums
150 London Wall, City, London EC2Y | 6 minutes from Comptoir Gascon
Experience the real flavour of London life from the prehistoric to present day when you visit the Museum of London, a modern ... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Shopping near Comptoir Gascon

The best shops and markets near Comptoir Gascon
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Farm Collective
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
91 Cowcross Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 1 minute from Comptoir Gascon
Its location opposite Smithfield Market is a very appropriate spot for the Farm Collective to set up shop. Working with select farmers and small producers, this outlet ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Smithfield Market
London > Shopping > Markets
West Smithfield, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 1 minute from Comptoir Gascon
For tenants of Smithfield Market getting up in the dark is the nothing out of the ordinary; with the market opening at 4am these hard working folk start ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Nicholas James
London > Shopping > Jewellery
16-18 Hatton Garden, Holborn, London EC1N | 4 minutes from Comptoir Gascon
A trip to Hatton Garden is a rite of passage for any newly engaged couple but it can also be a confusing one. With so many ... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Education near Comptoir Gascon

Near Comptoir Gascon
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Career Energy
London > Education > Careers Services
4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 7 minutes from Comptoir Gascon
Situated in the heart of London, Career Energy – formed in March 2002 - offers comprehensive advice on careers, career change and job searching. They’ll analyse ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
London Wine Academy
London > Education > Evening Classes
Garden Floor, 6 Coldbath Square, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 9 minutes from Comptoir Gascon
One day workshops, offering a friendly no-nonsense approach to teaching about wine, suitable for everyone from beginners to experts. Courses take place at the following venues: Atlas PH, ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
LSO St Luke's
London > Education > Professional Training
161 Old Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 11 minutes from Comptoir Gascon
This gorgeous 18th century Grade I listed Hawksmoor church is one of a number of London churches which has, in recent years, been converted into a ... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Leisure near Comptoir Gascon

Comptoir Gascon gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Urban Golf
London > Leisure > Golf
12 Smithfield Street, City, London EC1A | 2 minutes from Comptoir Gascon
OK, so you may not be able to soak up the rays on this indoor course but it’s a brilliant idea that has been stylishly executed. ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Postman's Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
King Edward Street, City, London EC4M | 5 minutes from Comptoir Gascon
Bounded in by surrounding office buildings, Postman's Park's appeal lies in what it symbolises as much as how it looks. Located just north of St Paul's ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
My Chocolate Workshops
London > Leisure > Activities
Hatton Square Business Centre, 16-16a Baldwin Gardens, Holborn, London EC1N | 6 minutes from Comptoir Gascon
Immerse yourself in a world of chocolate with this mouth-watering workshop. You will discover how chocolate is processed from bean to bar. Sample a variety of ... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Pubs near Comptoir Gascon

The best pubs near London Comptoir Gascon.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Jerusalem Tavern
London > Nightlife > Pubs
55 Britton Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 2 minutes from Comptoir Gascon
It’s teeny-tiny and, no, there aren’t enough seats, but the Jerusalem Tavern still provides a cosy nook to devour a rare breed of delicious ales. London’s ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Fox & Anchor
London > Nightlife > Pubs
115 Charterhouse Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 2 minutes from Comptoir Gascon
This renovated traditional pub in the heart of Clerkenwell has been serving the traders of nearby Smithfields Market for years. Under the Malmaison umbrella - the ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Old Red Cow
London > Nightlife > Pubs
71 Long Lane, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 3 minutes from Comptoir Gascon
One of the oldest pubs in Smithfield, The Old Red Cow has stood on this spot on Long Lane since the year dot. Steeped in history, ... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Nightlife near Comptoir Gascon

Comptoir Gascon clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Fabric
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
77a Charterhouse Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 1 minute from Comptoir Gascon
Built on the site of a Victorian meat cellar, Fabric continues to boast the most sensational line-ups in the capital. Its global reputation is founded on ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Vinoteca
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
7 St John Street, Clerkenwell, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 1 minute from Comptoir Gascon
Wine bars in the UK were given a bad name in the 1980s but places like this show us how it should be done. Both the ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Bleeding Heart Bistro
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
Bleeding Heart Yard, off Greville Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1 | 3 minutes from Comptoir Gascon
Set in an attractive cobbled courtyard, this candlelit bistro/wine bar is a taste of an older, more civilised world. Uniformed French waiters glide unobtrusively between tables ... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Meeting venue hire near Comptoir Gascon

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Comptoir Gascon.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Rookery
London > Business > Venue Hire
Peter's Lane, Cowcross Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 1 minute from Comptoir Gascon
... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Haberdashers' Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
18 West Smithfield, City, London EC1A | 2 minutes from Comptoir Gascon
Opened by the Queen in 2002 and designed by Sir Michael Hopkins and Partners Haberdashers' Hall was the first new livery hall in the Square Mile ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Bleeding Heart Yard
London > Business > Venue Hire
Bleeding Heart Yard, off Greville Street, Farringdon, Clerkenwell, London EC1N | 3 minutes from Comptoir Gascon
... More
 
 
 
 

Also in Charterhouse Street

Our recommendations in the same street as Comptoir Gascon

 
No.
Title
Category
 
 
85
Raduno
 
 
 
 

Hotels Near

Comptoir Gascon

 
 
Near Comptoir Gascon All London hotels
Check-in:
Check-out:
Number of rooms:
Room 1:

What's On Today

Near Comptoir Gascon

 
 
 
Wet Your Self
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 13th July 2014 

Fabric EC1M 3HN EC1M 6HJ - 0 minute walk from Comptoir Gascon

House and techno from Dean Marc, Tomas Kr, Cormac, Peter Pixzel and Jacob Husley....More

Beauty In Older Women
Exhibitions | Until 13th July 2014 

Craft Central 4 minutes walk from Comptoir Gascon

Striking portrait photographs of 10 women between the ages of 67 and 79 which contest the stereotyped view of ageing ...More

Dasmarca Summer Show
Kids Events | Until 13th July 2014 

Craft Central 4 minutes walk from Comptoir Gascon

A unique shopping experience for hat lovers....More

Calvin Lau
Exhibitions | Until 31st August 2014 

The Modern Pantry 4 minutes walk from Comptoir Gascon

...More

Our Londinium 2012
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2014 

Museum of London 6 minutes walk from Comptoir Gascon

Contemporary works and historical artefacts exploring parallels between Roman London and the modern capital, selected by young people from the ...More

Bob Collins: Observing The Crowd
Exhibitions | Until 13th July 2014 

Museum of London 6 minutes walk from Comptoir Gascon

Explore a display of work by photographer Bob Collins, who captured the spirit of London and Londoners in the 1950s ...More

Christina Broom
Exhibitions | Until 28th September 2014 

Museum of London 6 minutes walk from Comptoir Gascon

A selection of Christina Broom's photography, highlighting Broom's images of the military in London and kick-starting a programme of events ...More

Get Stuffed: Workshop (Over 5s)
Kids Events | On 13th July 2014 

Museum of London 6 minutes walk from Comptoir Gascon

Make a digital historical doll....More

Symphonic Legends London
Concerts | On 13th July 2014 

Barbican Centre 7 minutes walk from Comptoir Gascon

London Symphony Orchestra and London Symphony Chorus perform works from video games....More

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk
The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk
Exhibitions | Until 17th August 2014 

Barbican Centre 7 minutes walk from Comptoir Gascon

The first major exhibition of the work of fashion's most theatrical of designers, Jean Paul Gaultier. More than 140 pieces ...More

 
 
 
 
SALE
Hotels near Comptoir Gascon

From cheap budget hotels to luxury 5 star hotels see our deals for Comptoir Gascon hotels, including The Zetter Hotel London from 85% off.