Awarded a Bib Gourmand by Michelin, Comptoir Gascon offers superb French bistro-style cuisine. A gourmet bistro and delicatessen that specialises in fine produce sourced from South West France. Comptoir's menu features delicious dishes like "Piggy Treats" charcuterie selections, whole BBQ'd duck magret, duck & foie gras burgers and traditional cassoulet Toulousain. The award-winning French fries cooked in duck fat are a favourite with diners and there are a range of delicious seasonal specials on the blackboard including a daily plat-du-jour for £9.50. Rustic yet elegant, the interior at Comptoir Gascon restaurant has a warm, relaxed ambience with a romantic feel. The wine list features a good range of classy French bottles which complement the fine regional French cuisine. Comptoir is based on Charterhouse Street near Farringdon, St Paul's and Barbican tube stations.
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63 Charterhouse StreetClerkenwellLondonEC1M 6HA
An A-okay option for a decently priced gourmet lunch (there are often 2 or 3 course meals for 15 or 20 quid). This would not be my first stop for french food in London, but if you join the mailing list there are always promotions or deals being run by the Comptoir family that makes this an even more affordable option. I've made the mistake of coming here without drinking - in the future i'll...more
I would give 3.5 stars but am rounding up.
Food was overall good. We had slow cooked egg with chorizo for starter, then duck magret for main. Everything was tasty, though I felt it lacked a differentiating factor. Nothing to call as "this place's defining specialty."
Service was very good. Staff members were friendly and prompt, although things got quite busy toward the end.
Meh. I've experienced better.
The BBQ (Totally french right?!) Duck Neck was amazeballs. But then again, I love bbq and bird necks. The highlight of the evening right here.
The "hey piggy pig pig" (i can't remember the name of the piggy starter so I thought I'd use a NIN reference instead) starter was nice. Some saucisses, terrine, and other nibbles. Was nice.
The duck burger was so...more
A bit disappointed, but I'd give them a second chance.
The restaurant itself is lovely- has a rustic, cozy interior and warm lighting. They sell some interesting French products, too. I met with a group of 6 others and it was quiet enough to hear each other speak- always a plus!
The food....we started with piggy treats and duck neck. Both delicious. But we really came for the deluxe duck...more
Thanks to http://www.burgerac.com/p/burgerapp.html I came across Comptoir Gascon. It's really a beautiful little restaurant with a good atmosphere. I went there to taste their duck burger and I wasn't disappointed. It is difficult to compare this burger to other burgers, because, well, it's just different, it's duck. I really liked it. I recently read that their french fries should be one of...more