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Luc's Brasserie
Luc's Brasserie

Luc's Brasserie Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lucsbrasserie.com
  • Phone: 0207 621 0666
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday 12:00PM-3:00PM

    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday 5:00PM-9:00PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French, European
  • 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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFrench
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBusiness Meals
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    dined on 23/07/2014
  • "Overprice, average food, very smelly entrance, tables too close to each other, avoid on a hot summer day (it is booking inside)"
    dined on 18/07/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 03/07/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 03/07/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 25/06/2014
  • "Authentic French Bistro: good traditional menu, good value and at lunchtime lots of buzz"
    dined on 24/06/2014
  • "High quality food and service art reasonable prices always guranteed. A place wehre I take frinds for special occasions for a feast."
    dined on 18/06/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 17/06/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 15/05/2014
  • "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!"
    dined on 12/05/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 01/05/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 01/05/2014
  • "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?"
    dined on 10/04/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 10/04/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 26/03/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 25/03/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 25/03/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 10/03/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 21/02/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 18/02/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 07/02/2014
  • "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"
    dined on 05/02/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 04/02/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 15/01/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 20/12/2013
  • "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."
    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."
    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"
    dined on 19/12/2013
  • "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."
    dined on 10/12/2013
  • "Monday night evening booking, very quiet which led to good service"
    dined on 09/12/2013
  • "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."
    dined on 06/12/2013
  • "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."
    dined on 05/12/2013
  • "Luc's is an old favorite of mine offering good quality food and wine at attractive prices. I know this is a busy time of year however I felt the service was very much below par. 7/10 Guys."
    dined on 05/12/2013
  • "I had a lovely meal, and the staff were particularly nice to me. I will return."
    dined on 03/12/2013
  • "Generally the food is good and the ambience excellent although I miss not having the pan fried hake, so please add it back to the menu"
    dined on 03/12/2013
  • "Lunchtime this week at Luc's was a delight. Nice table by the window, the usual French atmosphere, but not stuffy. Long wine list, but I just picked out a favourite (Brouilly). Filet cooked to perfection with nice crust on the outside and pink and bloody inside (Seignan). My business partner had roast cod, which he devoured. Bit of ice cream and hot chocolate to finish (why don't you call this a Dame Blanche?) and delightful glass of the recommended dessert wine. A good start to the afternoon..."
    dined on 02/12/2013
  • "Great venue and very good for busy business lunches"
    dined on 29/11/2013
  • "Luc's Brasserie is a decent option if you are looking for a French restaurant in the City around Bank and Monument. The food I ordered was nice however my friend ordered a rare steak which came more rare-medium than rare. Another friend ordered a chocolate mousse which did not meet my expectations. These two points were a bit of a let down from a French restaurant I thought. I am French by the way. We were a large group and these two points are the only ones I can fault. So overall it was a good experience and I would try again. It was my first time there."
    dined on 15/11/2013
  • "Premium priced French restaurant in the heart of Leadenhall market. You are largely paying for the location with this one. The food was so-so at best. Someone in the kitchen has a very sweet tooth. Steak tartare was bland and tasted like it had been soused with tomato ketchup. Salads were drenched with an incredibly syrupy dressing and had no character. Service was indifferent. Given the high prices I absolutely did not expect disposable paper tablecloths to be in use. Hard to recommend."
    dined on 25/10/2013
  • "At first glance this should be a great place. Very French, both in the ambience and selection of dishes. The waiter was a bit pushy in trying to sell his still/sparkling, but aren't they always? My mistake to choose the "onglet", it had obviously been cooked before and re-heated. That is not acceptable by any standards. To be fair, the chicken liver pâté was quite good, and so were the bread and the wine. Even though the wines by the glass were on the pricey side (for 250ml, to be fair). And when we tried to leave, in a bit of a hurry, service simply disappeared. That was quite poor. So all in all, a place with a lot of potential, but a bit lackadaisical on many points. I should have sent the meat back, and withheld the service charge."
    dined on 22/10/2013