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

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

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CL
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing! I look my fiancé here for his birthday and he absolutely loved it. Service was excellent the waiters and sommelier were very knowledge and helpful, the food was exquisite, the decor of the place was stunning. I’m lactose intolerant so all suitable alternatives were suggested and tasted amazing! Literally can’t fault it! Thanks so much!

e
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My third time here, and probably my favourite. Highly reliable, high quality, inventive food that sometimes surprises (foie gras + gingerbread paired with sauternes as a starter!) Much nicer setting since their refurbishment has opened up the space. Probably the best value tasting menu in London, you will only get better food and experience by paying 2 to 3 times more at one of the West London establishments.

FC
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Less foie gras than expected, but all courses were delicious. Felt slightly rushed. Loved the foie gras and the duck course.

T
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Excellent seven course tasting menu with accompanying wine.

DJ
London
18 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

We visited Club Gascon on a recommendation on Saturday evening. We were table of 3, who were there for a special occasion and were put next to a rowdy party table so couldn’t hear ourselves speak. The service was efficient but rushed. The plates were removed from the table while one of our party was still chewing. The food was nice but not outstanding. The waiters introducing the food, did so very quickly and rushed away. There was nothing ‘special’ about the experience, especially for the price. Sadly, I very much doubt we will return, which is a shame as I was really looking forward to it.

TB
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was just perfect. The food was amazing, the service was professional and friendly and the atmosphere was very romantic

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always outstanding

Took group of friends to one of my favourite restaurants & so really pleased they enjoyed also

AE
London
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food heaven. A wonderful evening to remember. Food just melts in your mouth.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Instant magique du début jusqu’à la fin!

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PC
London
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Food and service, excellent, could have done without the building noises, but not your fault. My only criticism was the coffee, which I thought was rather poor, thin and tasteless.

T
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience4

The food was amazing but the service a bit too simple and we felt we had to leave at the end of the diner

EK
London
4 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Full substance. No show off. Truly liked the place, food and service. Only thing they have to do just carry on as it is. Much tnx again

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fab 5 course tasting menu & wine pairing

Great service

RF
London
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff were excellent food great a very good experience overall

M
London
16 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our daughters 18th birthday. A sumptuous delicious meal that we all really enjoyed. Thanks very much indeed

Catered for one vegetarian in our party effortlessly

D
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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
8 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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
3 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

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
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience3

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
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Anniversary

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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
13 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

TM
London
4 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

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

DW
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

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
48 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food and service. The Foie Gras is just delicious

F
London
5 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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
37 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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
293 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

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
54 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

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.