Club Gascon

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French
Quality, flavour and creativity are just three words to describe Pascal Aussignac’s Michelin-starred temple to the gastronomy of Aussignac's native Gascony where food and wine have a unique synchronicity.

Located next to Smithfield market near Farringdon, Barbican and St Paul's, Club Gascon boasts a stunning menu with dishes that focus on the very finest ingredients from the South West of France.

In the elegant yet relaxed dining room, diners are advised to choose three or four dishes from the superb à la carte menu or to be guided by the chef 's selection menu which continues to excite and delight.

The Wine Cellar is as fascinating as it is extensive, composed of over four hundred varieties of wine from the South of France.

Guest can enjoy Cocktails & Tapas in the freshly opened " Le Bar" lounge area locatednext door of the restaurant

Special Offers

London Restaurant Festival: 5 course menu, 5 glasses of wine £130

5 courses seasonal tasting menu with 5 glasses wine pairing for £130.00

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 1 October 2019

Ends: 31 October 2019

Availability: Mon-Fri 12:00-14:00 18:00-22:00

1,000-Point Tables

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Tue - Thu 1:15PM - 1:45PM 6:00PM - 6:15PM 9:00PM - 9:15PM

What 1381 People Are Saying
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4.6
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D
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went for birthday celebrations. Phenomenal restaurant I have to say, the food experience was amazing and we particularly liked the menu composition. Fantastic atmosphere, very attentive staff, complete and reasonably priced wine list. Club Gascon is definitely one of the best restaurants in London.
Should be rated 2 stars I believe.

C
Munich
7 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We have been going to CG for about fifteen years now and it remains our favorite restaurants. Although our budget has gone up and we have been to other high-end places, CG just keeps on impressing. It may not be the flavour of the day to have highly elaborate French cuisine in an over-the-top setting, but it simply works. The food is great, the service impeccable, and even the other diners seem to have morphed a little from expense account-types to genuine foodies. We always look forward to the foie gras dish (although even CG is moving with the times and is offering a veggie dish as alternative) and the novel ways of preparing it. I find the autumn/winter menus the most impressive at CG, I cannot recall ever not being impressed by them.

TW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Phenomenal service. Courses were paced well, wine was expertly paired. Sommelier was practiced and clearly had a heart for her craft. Definitely will stop by again.

RV
London
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was delicious, lovely atmosphere and staff very attentive and their recommendations on the food and wine were spot on.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding experience
We are long standing regular guest at Club Gascon ( almost since it has opened more than 20 years ago). We are always amazed by the creativity of the chef and the charming and professionalism of the service. My wife and I visited again on Saturday and had the most enjoy evening , until a guest seated at a table next to us started to make a fuzz and talked in a very rude way to our waiter... Propably the same man that left the awful review below. This gentleman was simply trying desperately to get some sort of discount by pretending the waiter did not introduce their last course. Being seated right next to them , we cannot let this happened as we heard the waiter explaining it to them . That so called "man" started to shout-out all type of things to the waiter and to us!! Such a disgrace in restaurant of that standing. The manager came to us to explain that we should enjoy the rest of the evening ignoring that man and went straight to that guest asking him to calm down and speak in an appropriate way. I must say that we were impressed by the way the manager handled the situation with calm and professionalism. When this guest left and attend to interrupt again our dinner, the manager stepped in to avoid further argument and escort that man out of the restaurant. We and the other guests finally managed to enjoy the end of our meal.
As a final class act from the service, we were offered a digestive for this man disruption. This is to our opinion a very well managed venue and we will certainly return again and again.

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

Everything was good but at the end there was a guy just put the dish on the table. He didn’t try to introduce more about the meal. It’s very rude. I don’t why. I asked him to come back and talked to him. Later his manager came to apology. I guess that’s why one of the reasons this is the restaurant only earned one MICHELIN star.


The manager contacted me by public and private email. I just want to make everything clear so I posted my answer here.
(I didn’t have any bad behavior to anyone. The client couldn’t judge anyone. I just stand for my right. How can she said very loudly to my table if she didn’t know anything? Also you did come for apology. Now you said you didn’t. This is how you managed your restaurant. Good job!)

Repose to the reply above

It was very simple thing that the waiter DIDN’T introduce the final dish. I was very polite to raise my question. But the man just wrote the comment was with a female. She said very rude thing to us. They actually didn’t really know anything well but they judge my table. I definitely need to stand for my right.

At the end, I was very polite to ask a check and before leaving I just said enjoy your dinner to that table. That’s it. They can say anything not so truth like that - even the store manager too. It’s unbelievable.

Just be careful to eat at this kind of restaurant. You can’t even raise a question and this is how they deal with it. I defiantly will not go back. Really terrible experience.

Club Gascon
Responded on 16 September 2019

Dear Mr Hsu, I am extremely surprised that after such a bad behaviour from yourself toward one of our staff member and guests seating around you , you allow yourself to leave such a review .First of all , our waiter (this guy) has done his job perfectly from the beginning until the end of your meal, explaining each and every dishes. Secondly , I came myself to your table not to apologize, but to ask you kindly not to behave as you did. Best regards, Thomas Rabuel - The manager

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M
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We had a wonderful evening. The service was excellent and the Somellier very knowledgeable. The food and wine were outstanding. The restaurant was quiet unlike so many which play music far too loud. An excellent experience all round.

Club Gascon
Responded on 16 September 2019

Dear Joclyn, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your lovely review following your recent visit at the restaurant. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed the experience. We shall hope seeing you again soon. Best Regards, Thomas Rabuel - General Manager

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HH
London
5 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Anniversary

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The tasting menu and accompanying wines were described by staff with enthusiasm. The plates were beautifully arranged - they looked and tasted like summer!

Club Gascon
Responded on 16 September 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your lovely review following your recent visit at the restaurant. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed the experience. We shall hope seeing you again soon. Best Regards, Thomas Rabuel - General Manager

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MA
London
11 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely incredible dinner! A total treat. Fabulous service and sommelier with great stories about all the wines. I be already booked our next visit. Thank you so much for looking after us.

f
London
5 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The 5 course tasting menu was as brilliant as ever. Good wine pairings. Interesting combinations, superbly explained by the sommelier. If in doubt, choose the fois gras option. This restaurant always does it well. All our dishes were delicious, and the mignardises were gorgeous surprises. For a restaurant that takes its food so seriously, the atmosphere is warm and welcoming, not pretentious.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was sublime, service top notch. A hidden gem!

TM
London
4 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

OK but expensive; could be better, could be worse.

DW
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Very friendly staff with a great vibe. Amazing food and - while in the upper range - good value for money. In the beginning, I felt we got interrupted mid-conversation a few times by waiters presenting some nibbles - when you sit down and try to have a conversation and every 2 minutes someone approaches the table and starts talking that can be slightly disruptive. Apart from that it was a great experience and I would come again. Everyone was really friendly and helpful.

JG
London
47 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent food and service. The Foie Gras is just delicious

F
London
5 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It's the second time that we dine in this restaurant and we enjoyed the second time as much as the first one! The first time we thought that the vegetarian dishes were particularly original and noteworthy so this time we went indeed for the vegetarian menu. It was excellent, although we missed the spaghetti potatoes we had last time (please bring them back! ;) We had the initial amuse bouche and other small free dishes that make even more pleasant to be there. A small note is that the waiter swapped our dishes but otherwise the service was impeccable. The chef even accommodated a change of dishes we requested.

DB
London
35 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Never cheap but good for what it is. Every course was great. Good to see the duck egg back in its nest with black truffle. Veggie tasting menu is outstanding whilst the other menu had an Iberico main dish that was apparently close to perfection. Service impeccable. I still (really) don’t like the mini sinks beneath a shelf in loos that are a nightmare to use but for this good food and service you can forgive that.

g
London
287 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Club Gascon has an amazing French menu! We made a last minute booking and were very pleased with our seating allocation. Some of the tables towards the back feel a little cramped, but the food and drinks should make up for this ;-)

WM
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It deserves all its rating and stars. Supurb from the arrival until the end. Food present without repute. Service to the highest level. The whole theatre of the food delivery and presentation was worlds best.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, friendly staff and good atmosphere.
Love the finger snacks and the caramelized eel is amazing.

r
Glasgow
16 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Came back after a couple of years and another outstanding meal. Come hungry, 4 canapes, 2 extra courses, 7 courses from the menu. Oh and the wine... I come just for the wines from the South West you don't see elsewhere. Everything was a joy from the crisp truffle to the crispy pork. The Cassoulet bonbon was a delight, all the taste in asingle bite. I always find this place a joy. Excellent service too!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service and food. A wonderful way to celebrate my birthday

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had the five course tasting menu with wine pairing and it was fantastic! The choice of wines fitted perfectly with the dishes. The foie gras brule was exceptional, my second favourite was the
john dori with seaweed variation and kohlrabi - really good!
Staff was very friendly and professional, every wine was explained in detail. We will definitely come back!

c
London
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food is excellent and the service impeccable, vale not so sure it was £400 for two. I had the 7 course tasting+ wine my wife just the tasting and one glass of wine. Plus a couple of cocktails to start. Probably 7 glass of wine of a person would be too much but we shared.

I would go again.

SK
London
50 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

A gem even though it is far from central london and
requires a trek !
Will make a effort again soon however may be not too soon
just for the effort required !
A restaurant of this quality would be throughly booked throughout if it was more central.

RG
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

We had to wait half an hour for the fourth serving in our tasting menu. It was almost cold. We received a deduction in our bill when we complained. But we would rather have paid full price for a better experience.

AM
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Gorgeous food. Quiet restaurant. Excellent value until of course you up the bill with wine etc.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent
We will come back

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Fantastic lunchtime experience. Staff are attentive and the menu is diverse. Excellent value for money given its Michelin status.

SH
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food is amazing. One of the best restaurants I have ever visited.

M
London
15 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Hand written card from chef on table as it was our anniversary - nice touch. Food was sublime. Really enjoyed it all. Thanks to all the Club Gascon team for making it such a splendid experience

P
London
23 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Consistently great food. Good service.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Very friendly and attentive staff.

We really enjoyed the food that was served in the most and the atmosphere was beautiful.

Only a partial let down because the bathroom was tiny and there were a couple dishes that we didn’t appreciate as much.

Generally a beautiful experience. We would recommend

C
London
51 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely top class. Everything from the welcome onwards, every detail was spot on. This is a very well run place, and the food was incredible. We opted for a tasting menu paired with wine, everything was well explained and every wine matched the taste profile of the food superbly. Loved it!

r
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a wonderful place, excellent food, very pleasant and quiet service. One of my favorites in London

g
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful food with attentive staff, top class

T
London
153 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Nice to find a quieter restaurant. Top quality service and great dishes although not as consistent as I had hoped across the menu. Sweets a particular treat. Good list of wines by the glass.

NP
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food with some fascinating taste combinations and beautiful presentation. I will definitely be back for more!

GP
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding food. Outstanding service. Wide variety of food and flavours.

OT
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

We made our reservation with Club Gascon through OpenTable over a month in advance. I also spoke to the restaurant personally by phone. We gave them our credit card information, because they said that if we did not show up, there would be a £40 charge per person. We received message from OpenTable 24 hours advance to ask if we were still coming. We answered that we were. When we arrived, Club Gascon was closed for a bank holiday. We spent £25 to get there in a taxi and then £25 to get back to our hotel. We were not happy.