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A traditional French bistro in the heart of Primrose Hill, L'Absinthe serves fresh dishes from local ingredients. Replicating the feel of a Parisian neighbourhood restaurant, the team have drawn upon their experience working with top French restaurants and the likes of Marco Pierre White to create fine, authentic food. Guests can also sample the impressive wine list from the cosy restaurant, bright conservatory or intimate courtyard.


Average main course £14.00 (USD 19.59) per diner
Average food spend £25.00 (USD 34.98) per diner

Venue Details & Map


40 Chalcot Road
+44 20 7483 4848

Yelp Reviews

8.00 out of 5
based on 7 reviews

Top 5 reviews of L'Absinthe

4.0 out of 5
04 March 2014
by Dax R.

Great little french bistro off the high street. I can come eat here every day. more

4.0 out of 5
09 June 2010
by laissezfare

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L'Absinthe is a pleasant little bistrot on a lovely street in Primrose Hill. The simple food is executed well and is very reasonably priced. Their wine, which they also sell on a retail basis, is only marked up £10 when you order it during your meal, and they have a short but... more

4.0 out of 5
28 June 2009
by Aaron T.

Great little spot in Prim Hill. it has a room downstairs as well, so is larger than it appears at first.

The steak was delicious and the gazpacho was a nice starter, although portioned rather large and chunkier than I was expecting. more

3.0 out of 5
24 June 2014
by Chris K.

Very friendly and welcoming bistro. Decor and layout of the place is a bit cramped.

The food is average bistro fare but cooked well. Escargot were just average, duck confit I make better at home, but roasts and salads done right. The wine selection was very good.

Overall, reliable and friendly local bistro. more

5.0 out of 5
14 October 2012
by mogcourtney

French bistro cooking done very well. Friendly staff. Big attraction is the wine listbasically a £10 markup from their shop so, in particular, mid to high end wines are fantastic value. more

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