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, t, 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.and free soup of the day. Fantastic meat cuts cooked over a charcoal grill (Chateaubriand for 2, Rib eye steak etc.)or Toulouse Sausages are present on the a la carte.as well as whole grilled sea bass, pan fried cod and daily changing offers. New for lunch, there is an offer of original burgers (lamb, fish, duck, beef) to eat in or take away. 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 StreetLondonEC1M 6HA
Top 5 reviews of Comptoir Gascon
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
I thought Comptoir Gascon was going to be one of those tiny hole-in-the-wall places so I was pleasantly surprised by its spacious interior. I was less pleasantly surprised by the somewhat snooty waitress. I really don't like it when you go to a restaurant and feel you are being judged for what you are/are not ordering, and/or pressured into ordering extra courses, side dishes etc. This was... 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.
Ambience was... more
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
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