Luc's Brasserie
Luc's Brasserie

Luc's Brasserie

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lucsbrasserie.com/
  • Phone: 020 7621 0666
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday 12:00PM-3:00PM

    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday 5:00PM-9:00PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: European, French
  • Executive Chef: Darrin Jacobs
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, View, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private parties accommodated with no hire-out charge. Seated: up to 80 on first floor restaurant +60 people upstairs; standing: 120 + 80.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Gracechurch Street
  • Public Transit: Tube: Bank, Monument
  • Parking: No
A word from Luc's Brasserie
Luc's is a French Brasserie situated in historic Leadenhall Market in the City of London. The menu comprises of French regional dishes, desserts and cheeses with a well chosen wine list to accompany your meal.
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Luc's Brasserie reviews from OpenTable diners
90 reviews since 23 November 2013
Average Rating3.8
  • Food3.9
    Service3.8
  • Ambience3.8
    Value3.4
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
business meals (76)group bookings (9)fit for foodies (8)special occasions (7)outstanding value (5)romance (4)good vegetarian options (3)pre/post theatre (3)brunch (1)afternoon tea (1)Show More
  • Great Service
    BaronAlderson
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Had lunch at Luc's with clients last week. As always, the food and service were second to none. Thanks you.
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  • Always good for food and service
    Bert
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    I always enjoy my visits to Luc's. Good food and good service come as standard. It's not cheap, but then the best restauranst often aren't - having said that it's not extortionate either. Try and get a window seat for the best dining experience....
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  • Nice business lunch
    sk22
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    This is in the heart of Leadenhall market - good location, on the first floors with nice views. Food was served fast and was decent in quality.
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  • Quick lunch with my sons
    Indie
    Dined on 16/9/2014
    Found the service to be very good indeed, all the staff whether they were serving you or not were very friendly. The food came quickly and were good sized portions. I think my only complaint was that though we were all sitting on a small table I was unable to hear anything anyone was saying - the restaurant was so loud and talking to my three boys became quite an effort. I will go back, but maybe with just one other person so I can have a conversation! (Maybe if they put a carpet down the acoustics wouldn't be so bad). But again I did enjoy the meal.
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  • Beef good. Wine so so.
    Surfbummer
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Another outstanding Filet cooked to perfection. French Fries were a little soggy, but still hot and enjoyable. However, the two red wines we ordered by the glass were very disappointing
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  • Quick Lunch
    Broker
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    We went there with a client who needed a quick bite to eat before going to the airport. The food and service was very good and the turnaround was impressive
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  • Never a let down
    Paula
    Dined on 28/8/2014
    Lucs Brasserie always offers good food with friendly customer service. Love the French ambience!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good here
    Paula
    Dined on 30/7/2014
    Good food at a very reasonable price with the set menu. Very polite and efficient service.
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    business meals, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A market gem
    Loulou
    Dined on 23/7/2014
    Luc's is quite simply a lovely restaurant. The staff are highly professional and attentive. The food is great and we had their set menu, which however hasn't changed for over 7 months, so perhaps a little change would be nice. The food is excellent, the wine list mega and the view over into Leadenhall Market is very unique.
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  • NicANVIP
    Dined on 18/7/2014
    Overprice, average food, very smelly entrance, tables too close to each other, avoid on a hot summer day (it is booking inside)
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  • Cover charge and tip not worth it
    KinLondon
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    We sat down and were disappointed to hear that 2 dishes from the smallenu were off. This left no vegetarian options. The food was generally fine nwhen it arrived but my mashed potato was far too salty. I resented paying a cover charge and service charge at the end and I would say you would get better value elsewhere.
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  • Where's the Chef?!
    simonbVIP
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    A hot Summer day. I had a pea and pea shoot salad to start followed by steak tartare (perfectly prepared) and a green salad. A glass of rose from Provence as an aperitif followed by a chilled Gamay from Beaujolais with the steaks. Sublime. All this sitting by an open window looking over the lovely Leadenhall Market. Luc's is elegant, simple and reliable. The Chef/Owner clearly does a great job although he's never seen. Occasionally you might have a fleeting glimpse but rarely more than that. Rumour has it that the enigmatic cook is a shy recluse who only shows his face once or twice a year. If you are lucky enough to catch a glimpse, tell him from me that the steak tartare is excellent.
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    business meals, fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid as a rock!
    simonbVIP
    Dined on 25/6/2014
    Have been dining here for years and it never lets me down. Terrific restaurant, great staff. Chef is the owner, he seems a little shy.
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  • Lunch
    TSS600
    Dined on 24/6/2014
    Authentic French Bistro: good traditional menu, good value and at lunchtime lots of buzz
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    food4pleasure
    Dined on 18/6/2014
    High quality food and service art reasonable prices always guranteed. A place wehre I take frinds for special occasions for a feast.
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  • Good steaks
    ShaunL
    Dined on 17/6/2014
    Being a french restaurant you expect a decent steak and that's what we got. when the restaurant gets busy it gets somewhat loud due to the enclosed area and close tables, but otherwise a great view from most tables of leadenhall market - just needed to be aware one had to go up stairs to get to restaurant meant it was a little trick to find for a first time.
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  • Nice food but overpriced
    breakfastgoer
    Dined on 15/5/2014
    Food was lovely, but overall it was a little too expensive for what it was. The setting is very nice, but had it been busy the tables are very close together so it would have been noisy and a little too close for comfort. It was a lovely meal, but for the money could get better value elsewhere.
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  • Set Menu is good value
    Cindylouwho
    Dined on 12/5/2014
    I'm not a big eater and I don't like heavy food but the set meal was perfect for me. I had the Onglet and the rosti. Both were a right sized portions and delicious!
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  • Friday Lunch
    DavidP
    Dined on 1/5/2014
    Busy lunchtime in Leadenhall Market. The service at Luc's was friendly and attentive. Tables are rather close together, with attendant high levels of noise ; but that's the way of the world in the City, especially on a Friday. Thoroughly enjoyed my escargots, cod / clam combo and French cheeseboard. My friend mentioned his duck confit was a bit on the dry side. Seemed reasonable value for the venue and its location. Happy to return, but maybe not immediately.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good value
    munching
    Dined on 1/5/2014
    The set menu is really good value, and turn up very quickly. Very busy restaurant around lunch time, so it took a long time to get attention from waiting staff. All in all, good experience, though.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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  • So much potential.....
    Vinlondon
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    On first entering the restaurant it's decor was like a typical French brasserie so I was excited at the prospect of the food. Whilst the set menu on offer (full a la carte was unavailable) was very good value, the wine list was overpriced in comparison. The food was very disappointing, a starter of Bayonne ham and celeriac remoulade was underwhelming with a decent ham not making up for the bland celeriac with no dressing. My friend had a salad which came without the main ingredient of feta. The main was an improvement but the frites were lukewarm. Not sure what was happening in the kitchen as there were only two tables dining! Dessert was an outstanding tarte au citron, maybe it was bought it?
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  • I wont hurry back...
    CarveupVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I like Luc's, a busy french bistro with a great atmosphere. I ordered the ribeye steak medium rare and it came out rare and not warm enough. Unfortunately the last time I came here in February my steak was over done. Dissapointing as the restaurant I like everything else about the restaurant and I wont be going back until I hear the cooking is back to the standard it should be.
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  • Good Evening
    Orient1948
    Dined on 26/3/2014
    Had not been to Lucs for a few years since retiring from the city. Always used to be one of my favourite business eating places. Used it recently to meet up with a friend from overseas who was visiting London ad staying in the city. A very nice casual dinner , restricted evening menu but decent choices and prepared and presented to a very good standard. Very good brasserie fare. We had a v.nice bottle of Burgundy recommended by the head waiter - good but pricey! Not overcrowded, so conversation was easy . The head waiter and staff were helpful and chatty when required . A good meal in casual surroundings - would go back again and recommend.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Does what it says on the packet.
    Mossy
    Dined on 25/3/2014
    I have been visiting Luc's for a number of years (15+) and I would have to say this was the best dining experience I have enjoyed there to date. Luc's has always delivered a good relaible quality of typical French basserie style food and wine but this time round the staff actually smiled - miracle, nor did they think it their god given right to treat us punters like something they might find on the sole of their shoes. Well done to whoever taught them that trick. My only niggle - and this is more a symptom of City dining in general - is the price of a reasonable bootle of wine, it's outrageous profiteering but then sadly you know that's the case wherever you go in the square mile.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lucky to go to Luc's
    IH2dineVIP
    Dined on 25/3/2014
    Had not visited for some years, however the restaurant has maintained its authentic Frech charm, more authentic than most Brasseries in France these days. fabulous cheeses - could be more generous there - good cuts of meet and apparently the cod was perfect. I like the French and other origins based wine-list. Will return very soon.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A perfect business lunch
    TopCat
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    I invited a city based client to lunch, she was not disappointed ! . We had two excellent courses in quick time , but not rushed shared a superb Sancerre. Typically French bistro ambience in the heart of London. I cannot wait for next time.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Paris in London
    jay89
    Dined on 21/2/2014
    Authentic French brasserie. Great steaks, fast service ideal for a quick lunch. Nice to go to a restaurant were they know your name and look after you.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bit disappointing
    CarveupVIP
    Dined on 18/2/2014
    Lucs has been a favourite restaurant of mine for some time, I like the atmosphere, style and bustle of the French bistro. The service was brisk and friendly but unfortunately the entrecote which I ordered medium rare came out medium and the frite were barely warm - poor baring in mind we were a table for 2.
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  • A litte France in London
    Thamesview
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    It is just like the resteraunts in Paris. Good food, good wine,bustling. Probably not the best place for a quiet discussion but a great place to eat with friends. The setting in the market also adds to the ambience.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointed
    mcdocat
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Have been to Luc's many times over the years - just got the impression that they really don't care too much. Asked for fillet steak and sea bass - steak was well cooked instead of medium - took 5 minutes just to catch a waiters attention and then 10 mins for it to be redone. so effectively we ate separately. Used to be better
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  • Good Food , great service
    Pip1973
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    Fantastic service, quick efficient with out feeling rushed. The Menu is ideal in so far as it offer a small selection of great dishes. The hardest task is choosing which to have.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Service, Good value, Fair food
    QuinzenVIP
    Dined on 15/1/2014
    If you want a buzzy restaurant, with quick service and reasonable prices, this is your place. Food is not always on the mark, potted shrimps were lovely, but raost chicken was dry, chips were soggy and petit pois hard as little bullets. having left most of it, no-one seemed to care. Prefer to visit only at the choice of my guests, not as my own choice.
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  • Great food as ever, but...
    Nomis
    Dined on 20/12/2013
    No cheeseboard left at 2.15 on the Friday before Christmas! We relocated to the wonderful Cheese in Leadenhall Market instead to enjoy the rest of the afternoon.
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  • One of my favourites
    CityChick
    Dined on 19/12/2013
    Reliable as ever, had a great meal, we always have the ribeye steak and it never lets us down.The restaurant was very busy which gave it a buzzy atmosphere, we will return in the new year.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, special occasions, group bookings
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  • Great Christmas Party
    jay89
    Dined on 19/12/2013
    Thanks to the staff at Luc's for the wonderful Christmas party. Both the food and service were great. The restaurant looked the part as well, with decoration made from used wine bottles, (very clever). We have booked for next year all ready and looking forward to it.
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    special occasions, group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food in a lovely setting
    Thamesview
    Dined on 19/12/2013
    Took the team for a Christmas dinner. We were there for over three hours and never felt the least hurried to release the table. The food was excellent, particularly the starters and the steaks. Excellent wine. It was a little noisy as the tables are long and the adjacent group was looking to broadcast their conversation to all. Will definitely return
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gone off
    Mark
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    Two of us had tuna. it was not close to fresh. Others had chicken and duck dishes. All commented that the food was average at best. This is a long standing city institution and unfortunately the standards have gone down.
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  • Business lunch
    Polarbear
    Dined on 9/12/2013
    Monday night evening booking, very quiet which led to good service
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very consistently good
    CityGirl
    Dined on 6/12/2013
    As always, a good option for a business lunch. The food was great as always and the service is fairly good for the city. A bit of a mixup with the ill, but this was swiftly resolved.
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  • Overpriced and not so great
    TeresaVIP
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    Luc's brasserie looked like a breath of fresh air when I first walked into the restaurant with all the quirky decorations and cosy atmosphere which is hard to find around city area. Unfortunately the price was quite high food did not meet my expectations. I ordered beef onglet, and though I knew it can be slightly tough I did not expect it to be rubber to the extent that my jaw was in pain and I could not finish my meal. French fries that came with the steak was nice and thin but it was soggy with too much oil. My friend ordered fish cake which was mediocre. All in all I really wanted to like this restaurant but will not be returning again.
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    business meals, romance, pre/post theatre
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