Comptoir Gascon

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French
A French foodie’s paradise. Michelin Bib-Gourmand since 2006. Specialising in food & wines from the South-West of France. From the team behind Michelin-starred Club Gascon.

The menu includes classic dishes such as homemade charcuterie "Piggy Treats", Duck confit, Cassoulet Toulousian and French fries cooked twice in duck fat - one of Time Out's top 100 dishes in London.

A whole section devoted to duck, a charcoal "BBQ" grill section with cuts priced per 100g and weekly blackboard specials. The selection of foie gras includes the award-winning Foie Gras &Summer Truffle burger.

A few mins walk from Farringdon, St. Pauls & Barbican tube station, Comptoir is a friendly neighbourhood bistro - ideal for business lunches or an informal and intimate dinner with friends.

The all-day delicatessen provides a wide selection of fresh foie gras, cheeses, charcuterie and wines available year-round to take away.

Special Offers

London Restaurant Festival: 3 courses Gascon menu at £29.50

From a set menu.

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: Tue-Sat 11:45-14:30 18:00-21:45

What 535 People Are Saying
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Austin
82 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Excellent food and attentive service for a business lunch. Cassoulet was great. Guests loved the veloute.

SW
London
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Disappointed overall.
Wine was great, even though the vintage changed (with very different tastes) between bottles of the same during evening.
Main issue was the cassoulet - not good taste or texture at all. Ratatouille side dish more like tomato and onion stew!

x
London
43 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Delicious food in a relaxed setting.

C
London
51 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Once I saw the menu, I was really looking forward to visiting this restaurant.
It didn’t disappoint. Everything from the food quality, to the service was really great.
The only minor negative is that food portions are enormous. Certainly not a bad thing for most. I’ll absolutely return, but probably order about half the food.

DC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A lovely bistrot with lots of delicious duck in the menu.

PR
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

As usual the food and service were very good. A very pleasant evening.

MA
London
58 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Classic french Brasserie style restaurant, and a place you'll love if you're into your duck! Food from the gascon region sand a sister restaurant to the excellent club gascon. Nice an relaxed venue, great food, service was a little too prompt as things were getting whipped away a little too quickly but that didn't detract from a great meal!

S
London
32 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A favourite restaurant of mine, always excellent food, superb service and great atmosphere. Will be back next month

S
London
32 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always a superb dinner, the food was fantastic, just excellent a chateau brion. The wine was also just perfect with the steak. Great atmosphere, fantastic service, our 6th visit, we will be back very soon

Y
London
22 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Comptoir Gascon - mid-week dinner for two in this lovely little restaurant just a few minutes walk from Farringdon Station.

Lovely food and service. Staff where very helpful.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Always good food and service plus interesting wine selection. Great for after work supper

H
London
440 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

I have been meaning to try this place for ages, but I came for dinner at 7pm on a very very cold Thursday evening, and unfortunately the place was almost empty and rather cold, so the experience was probably not what it should have been. The food was good (nice croquettes to start and a tasty if small foie gras & truffle "burger" which did not contain any kind of meat patty unfortunately)... but I was in and out in half an hour. I'll try again when it is warmer and busier!

CG
London
99 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Always good to eat at Comptoir Gascon but having recently moved offices I don't find myself in Smithfield quite so often as before. It was, surprisingly, empty when we arrived, but some tables filled up later. However, sud-ouest food remained prominent - lots of duck, foie gras and even a 'Gascon Mess'. That certain something seemed to be absent this time round but I'll still return when I'm in the area...

S
London
32 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food. It was a special set menu. This happens once a month. The pheasant was truly excellent

JD
London
26 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great place to catch up with friend. No loud music, good ambience and friendly service. Food was outstanding, really seasonal and was light and lots of vegetables. I loved my dish (the cod).

Only down side is the price.. rather expensive, but then I rarely go out without the kids, so felt like a real treat!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful authentic Gascon cuisine made my visiting friends very happy. Honest, excellent, great value and a great night.

S
London
32 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Another super dinner. We had the Special a Chateau Briand. It was superb.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Really excellent tasty food, well served and not too pricey!

R
London
61 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Comptoir Gascon was once again a great neighbourhood place for lunch with friends.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Good food. Nice location. Lovely atmosphere.
The service could be better.

p
London
39 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2017
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Comptoir Gascon disappointed somewhat this time. They did not have a reocrd of this booking! I had made a special effort to book and provided extra requests via Opentable (the meal was a special occasion). None of that worked. The restaurant was quite cold, temperature-wise. One of the few main courses (guinea fowl) was not 'on' - despite us being the second of 2 tables dining on a Saturday night (more of that later).
Among my 3 friends , piggy treats got good reviews; duck burger with fois gras got muted approval; a tiny fois gras burger type thing in what looked like a hot dog bun was well received; my lamb rump was average at best. The chips were very tasty. House red was perfectly acceptable. Desserts got overall better reviews.
I recall Comptoir Gascon as being a really tasty and interesting place to visit. Perhaps the lack of diners on a Saturday night is reflective of a slide downhill. Certainly on my experiece re this bookng, I shall not be making a detour to visit again.

l
London
60 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

very nice as quiet enough to hear each other talking plus lovely food

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Nice, very good duck and the foie gras burger is insane. Cozy ambience and friendly staff.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Incredible

a
London
51 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Delicious food and extremely friendly, professional service

j
London
269 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2017
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

I have been visiting Comptoir Gascon for several years and was not disappointed by the welcome and the first course but the main, braised lamb, was a disappointment. Quantity was good but it lacked any flavour either in the meat itself or the sauce. Most disappointing, especially as the dish came from the menu of the day.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautifully cooked meat! #succulent

R
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Really enjoyed the duck burger, very tasty. Good value for money overall for the meal and the service was top-class.

o
Berlin
79 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Super leckeres essen in einem netten Atmosphäre. Wir waren am Frietag Abend zum Abendessen und hatten eine gute Erfahrung mit dir Kelnerrin. Super gemütliche Einrichtungen und tolles essen

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Z
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

A rare find in the City. I am impressed by the food and service, absolutely above my expectation. The dessert is also wonderful with right portion. I will recommend this restaurant to anyone who loves French food.

AN
London
17 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2017
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Nice little French restaurant with authentic food. Service was good.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great efficient service in a laid back environment, with wines and food that everyone enjoyed very much.

j
London
6 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2017
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

excellent service. food could have been warmer but well prepared and flavorful..

HR
London
10 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2017
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

Very good SW French food, and a great ambience albeit very quiet and not many diners. Wines good but expensive, better when the restaurant stick to SW France wines.

OT
London
8 reviews
Dined on 25 March 2017
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

This was a real letdown for us - which was a surprise based on all the great reviews we'd read. I ordered the steak medium rare, when it came it was just too rare for me (should have assumed that they were cooked the french way I guess!) so I asked for it to be cooked a little more - it came back medium to well so didn't enjoy it. The 'smokey greens' were just some steamed vegetables with a dab of smoked butter on some of it. The famed chips were just standard - and a bit soggy. The worst part was that we saw a waiter carrying a meat dish and the juices/fat were running off the side.... onto the chair and jacket of one of the gentlemen at the table he was serving! On getting home we discovered that my husbands jacket also had meat juice/fat down it (it was hanging on the back of his chair). The service was friendly and efficient but the lacklustre food and sloppy service means we won't return. Should have tried a duck dish I think!

J
New York Area
79 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Set out of the way opposite one side of Smithfield Market, is a real gem of a place which makes you feel like you've been transported to France. Lunch for three. One had excellent ribeye steak, another had duck burger with food gras and I had the"traditional thick cut pork loin". The only disappointing one was my pork loin, since, although delicious, was cut like thick bacon- about 5mm thick. I can't really criticise the restaurant for this though - maybe my own ignorance of what this dish should be like. Dessert of proper crème before with real vanilla was sublime. £26 bottle of wine wasn't as nice as I'd hoped. Maybe you need to spend more on wine here. Would definitely go again, but choose differently.

ND
London
20 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Definitely worth a detour. Non-formulaic and slightly unconventional menu makes it a more interesting venue to try. Prices are good and affordable and the food does not disappoint. Friendly and efficient staff and a wine list with sensible prices. Want a pleasant evening meal with friends after work at a decent price and with a pleasant ambience ... come here.

KP
London
15 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Good food and good venue. Staff was really rushing us to eat our lunch faster though- and tried to clear our plates many times before we were ready (and we had been there less than 1 hour).

w
London
6 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

We visited Comptoir Gascon on a busy Valentine's evening when there was understandably only a set menu available with just a few choices. All the dishes we tried were flavoursome and extremely well cooked. In particular, my cod main was done perfectly, moist and soft. The staff were very friendly and helpful, apart from when they kept removing and replacing our cutlery because they didn't know which course we were due next - but this was amusing rather than a problem. I look forward to visiting again and trying the full menu.

OT
London
14 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2017
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Very good food but tables were too close to each other, so almost no privacy at all. Food portions were quite small but dishes were tasty and well cooked. I am not sure I would go back for romantic/date diners.

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