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Cigalon

4.7
4.7
296 Reviews
£26 to £40
French

Chancery Lane’s Cigalon brings the finest Provencal cuisine to London.
Set up by Pascal Aussignac of Club Gascon fame in 2011 the restaurant received glowing reviews for its well priced and varied Provencal menu set within the chic surroundings of a former auction house.

Diners enjoy the best of the South East of France and Corsica in dishes rarely seen here in the UK. Combining earthy flavours of the countryside with lighter coastal dishes, the menu provides a varied choice, accompanied by delightful wines from the same region. Secluded booths, banquette seating and a luxurious private dining room all enhance Cigalon's beautiful interior.

In the basement below sits Baranis bar where bespoke cocktails are enjoyed over a game of pétanque.

Contact us on www.cigalon.co.uk or info@cigalon.co.uk or on 020 7242 8373

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Booked 6 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    French, Provencal, Modern European

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue–Fri 12:00–14:00
    Tue–Fri 17:45–21:00

  • Phone number

    020 7242 8373

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Julien Carlon

  • Area

    Chancery Lane

  • Public Transit

    Temple Station<br />Chancery Lane Station<br />Holborn Station<br />St Paul's

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

Menu

1st Course

  • Comté Ravioli

    Celeriac Broth & Tarragon Oil

    • Smoked Mackerel

      Kohl-Rabi & Fennel Rémoulade

      • Corsican Coco Beans Velouté & Figatellu

        2nd Course

        • Beetroot Risotto

          Radicchio & Pickled Quince

          • Roasted Coley

            Cabbage & Chestnuts

            • Rolled Lamb Breast

              Artichokes & Salsa Verde

              3rd Course

              • Cheese of the Day

                • Lemon Curd

                  Citrus & Meringue

                  • Chocolate Moelleux

                    Blackberry & Lavender Sorbet

                    Last updated: 4 November 2021

                    What 296 people are saying

                    Overall ratings and reviews

                    Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                    4.7
                    4.7 based on recent ratings
                    • 4.5Food
                    • 4.5Service
                    • 4.2Ambience
                    • 4.3Value

                    NoiseModerate

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                    1. R

                      Reggie

                      London

                      50 reviews

                      5.0

                      50 reviews

                      Dined 7 days ago

                      overall5food4service5ambience5

                      Service and food quality were as pleasing as ever. Very busy and so we enjoyed when the business lunchtime rush had passed.

                    2. F

                      Fleve

                      London

                      2 reviews

                      4.0

                      2 reviews

                      Dined on 19 November 2021

                      overall4food4service4ambience2

                      The food was excellent, the restaurant far too quiet - but that is as a result of its being a Friday when many people now WFH and it relies very much on the office trade.

                    3. HG

                      HelenG

                      London

                      3 reviews

                      5.0

                      3 reviews

                      Dined on 29 October 2021

                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                      Loved Cigalon. Great food, very reasonably priced. Such a pity it wasn’t buzzing with guests. Hopefully people will come back soon.

                    4. JS

                      JSTS

                      London

                      208 reviews

                      vip
                      4.0

                      208 reviews

                      Dined on 8 October 2021

                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                      We had not been to Cigalon for some time, but thought we would go as we were in the area. What a revelation! They do a menu (£29 for three courses) and a 'tasting menu' (£35 for five courses). We went for the five course menu and there was plenty of food at excellent quality. The wine list was also very reasonable which surprised us. The staff were all very pleasant and friendly and the decor in the restaurant very swish! The whole experience of the food, wine, staff and decor would have been twice the price in many restaurants. Do go there as you will be impressed and not disappointed in the slightest. We will definitely go back and will bring our friends as the value for money for this level of restaurant was unbelievable.

                    5. MB

                      MattB

                      London

                      307 reviews

                      vip
                      4.0

                      307 reviews

                      Dined on 1 October 2020

                      overall4food5service5ambience4

                      Excellent food and service from the team at Cigalon.

                    6. R

                      Reggie

                      London

                      50 reviews

                      5.0

                      50 reviews

                      Dined on 19 December 2019

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Excellent food and intelligent, communicative service. As brilliant as usual!

                    7. P

                      Pam80s

                      London

                      5 reviews

                      5.0

                      5 reviews

                      Dined on 22 November 2019

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Great menu, fantastic service and excellent food. Great value too.

                    8. SA

                      ShereeA

                      N. Ireland

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on 17 October 2019

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Great service and beautiful food. Would definitely recommend.

                    9. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      London

                      10 reviews

                      4.0

                      10 reviews

                      Dined on 10 September 2019

                      overall4food4service5ambience3

                      Ambiance lacking as few people dining meant the room felt cold and clattery. But delicious and delightful food accompanied by a. Good value bin end bottle.

                    10. O

                      Odyssey

                      London

                      25 reviews

                      4.0

                      25 reviews

                      Dined on 10 July 2019

                      overall4food5service5ambience4

                      Last minute mid week dining reservation, service was great throughout - very chatty and attentive. Food was great and beautifully presented. Great dining experience overall, depending on your tastes.

                    11. s

                      satisfied

                      London

                      10 reviews

                      5.0

                      10 reviews

                      Dined on 6 June 2019

                      overall5food4service5ambience4

                      Excellent food and value. Lovely friendly and efficient service.

                    12. b

                      blg134

                      London

                      26 reviews

                      5.0

                      26 reviews

                      Dined on 22 May 2019

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      We had such an enjoyable evening - the food was exceptional and the service perfectly timed - the food was perfectly balanced with excellent Corsican rose - Jorge is a superb manager who makes one fee at home and relaxed - go there !!

                    13. SB

                      SBasu

                      London

                      6 reviews

                      vip
                      4.0

                      6 reviews

                      Dined on 22 May 2019

                      overall4food4service5ambience5

                      The ambience and wait staff were amazing. Our waitress in particular was charming and helpful. It’s a lovely venue. The food was tasty, the main was great and the wine list. The pastry was a bit hard with the dessert unfortunately

                    14. OT

                      OpenTableDiner

                      Philadelphia

                      21 reviews

                      5.0

                      21 reviews

                      Dined on 10 May 2019

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Wonderful food. Very attentive service. Looking forward to a return trip.

                    15. P

                      Pickle86

                      Warwickshire

                      9 reviews

                      4.0

                      9 reviews

                      Dined on 1 May 2019

                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                      We had the offer menu with 3 choices of starter, main course and dessert/cheese. Food was delicious and hot, sides good too. Staff pleasant, we weren’t rushed at all even when it was busy as we left. Thanks :)

                    16. E

                      Eat87

                      London

                      90 reviews

                      5.0

                      90 reviews

                      Dined on 24 April 2019

                      overall5food4service5ambience5

                      Short notice booking was accepted at one of me secret favourites - don't tell anyone about the good food, great service an sublime surroundings.

                    17. SE

                      SE1Diamond

                      London

                      10 reviews

                      5.0

                      10 reviews

                      Dined on 14 March 2019

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Always so dependable - love coming here for lunch.

                    18. PD

                      PhilD

                      London

                      57 reviews

                      vip
                      5.0

                      57 reviews

                      Dined on 8 March 2019

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      First visit food was lovely great flavours. I had hake which was well cooked followed by a pear tart also great.good service and atmosphere.will be back

                    19. AE

                      AEYM

                      London

                      1 review

                      4.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on 5 March 2019

                      overall4food4service5ambience5

                      Lovely, stylish restaurant with friendly and attentive staff. Food is interesting and beautifully presented but very small. We left a little hungry after 3 courses as portions are so small - so expect to eat beforehand or after! The dishes would be better if you could order a selection of them to the table but the menu doesn't really allow for that. Still worth a visit anyway.

                    20. H

                      Happygirl

                      Berkshire

                      2 reviews

                      4.0

                      2 reviews

                      Dined on 4 February 2019

                      overall4food5service4ambience4

                      Delicious, very good quality set menu that offered great value. They are very liberal with pouring of the wine (maybe to make up for the lower margin on the very well priced set menu), but that's a small thing. Great cooking & a very good evening.

                    21. R

                      Reggie

                      London

                      50 reviews

                      5.0

                      50 reviews

                      Dined on 20 December 2018

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Cigalon always delights us - imaginative menus well sourced and beautifully prepared; attentive and good-humoured young staff who support without being obsequious. Lovely secret place!

                    22. l

                      londoner81

                      London

                      5 reviews

                      4.0

                      5 reviews

                      Dined on 14 November 2018

                      overall4food4service5ambience4

                      Very nice food, portions on the smaller side, fixed price menu, nice ambience, impeccable service, on the pricier side (50 GBP per head incl. service for a 3-course menu, sparkling water, no wine). They could invest in a water filter for the tap water, or offer still/sparkling water for a fixed fee as other good restaurants do. Instead, you pay for little extras such as a second bread/tapenade (all nice but) 3 GBP and sides which all adds up.

                    23. AW

                      AnneW

                      London

                      6 reviews

                      4.0

                      6 reviews

                      Dined on 8 November 2018

                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                      Great service, interesting food and great lunch time set menu

                    24. CC

                      ChrisC

                      Yorkshire

                      9 reviews

                      5.0

                      9 reviews

                      Dined on 24 October 2018

                      overall5food5service4ambience5

                      Great food in a good location. The pork chops were particularly good!

                    25. DD

                      DonalD

                      London

                      28 reviews

                      vip
                      5.0

                      28 reviews

                      Dined on 8 October 2018

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Perfect location for a business lunch.

                    26. LB

                      LaurenceB

                      London

                      1 review

                      4.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on 28 September 2018

                      overall4food4service5ambience4

                      Impeccable service, nice design and deserves its name: the food definitely tastes "provencal"

                    27. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      London

                      1 review

                      4.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on 26 September 2018

                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                      The Cigalon ambiance was perfect for the occasion. And the staff were charming.

                    28. e

                      elena

                      London

                      46 reviews

                      vip
                      4.0

                      46 reviews

                      Dined on 12 September 2018

                      overall4food5service4ambience5

                      Great place and stylishly presented food. The dessert was mouthwatering.

                    29. DA

                      DANN

                      London

                      39 reviews

                      5.0

                      39 reviews

                      Dined on 10 August 2018

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      This was a small Dinner for 8 organised in the private room as part of a set of Golden Wedding celebrations. It was perfect: food, wine, service, ambience. We will be booking for our 100th wedding anniversary.

                    30. T

                      Templar

                      London

                      10 reviews

                      5.0

                      10 reviews

                      Dined on 29 June 2018

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Excellent lunch with delicious fish in particular.

                    31. F

                      Fussyeater

                      London

                      30 reviews

                      4.0

                      30 reviews

                      Dined on 18 June 2018

                      overall4food5service4ambience5

                      Lovely restaurant, consistently excellent food, just wish the portions were a bit larger!

                    32. J

                      Janelle

                      San Francisco

                      3 reviews

                      5.0

                      3 reviews

                      Dined on 12 June 2018

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Excellent food and attention to flavors and detail was exceptional. The half of a roasted peach as accompaniment to my grilled chicken was perfect.

                    33. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      London

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on 8 June 2018

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Cool ambience. Professional service. Food excellent at a fair price.

                    34. PT

                      PaulT

                      1 review

                      4.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on 1 June 2018

                      overall4food5service4ambience3

                      It was nice to offered old fashioned Frencgh regional food and not some fusion or another. we need more of this honesty

                    35. C

                      Chris

                      London

                      4 reviews

                      4.0

                      4 reviews

                      Dined on 4 April 2018

                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                      Table location was excellent if you like watching people cook. Service was very smooth and unobtrusive. Food was really enjoyable. Overall a good experience.

                    36. a

                      anonymous

                      London

                      43 reviews

                      vip
                      2.0

                      43 reviews

                      Dined on 13 February 2018

                      overall2food2service2ambience4

                      At 36 pounds for a 3 course dinner meal in london you would think you have found a real value for money gem....not until the dishes are presented in small portion do you realise that it is far from being value for money. As for the quality i am afraid that flavour wise it is not much better than a meal for two from m&s. It is touted as provencale food but food from that region is bold in flavours expresssing the joie de vivre and warmth of that land. Cigalon food on the other hand is heartless cooked my chefs who i imagine have not really tasted the real deal.

                    37. A

                      Anon

                      London

                      39 reviews

                      vip
                      4.0

                      39 reviews

                      Dined on 13 February 2018

                      overall4food4service4ambience5

                      Lovely setting and very light. Food always good. Good value.

                    38. LC

                      LeeC

                      London

                      10 reviews

                      vip
                      4.0

                      10 reviews

                      Dined on 24 January 2018

                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                      Nice restaurant. Attentive staff. Good food and wine. Great for a business dinner.

                    39. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      London

                      1 review

                      4.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on 15 January 2018

                      overall4food4service3ambience2

                      Tapenade, squid and red Provencales wine were excellent

                    40. J

                      Jane

                      Hertfordshire

                      76 reviews

                      5.0

                      76 reviews

                      Dined on 12 January 2018

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      This was a family meal together before an extended holiday to the Antipodes. As a lover of Provencal cuisine, Cigalon was a perfect choice and the varied menu kept everybody happy. Even though we have several food issues the kitchen was able to accommodate us all. I would happily recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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                    Cigalon is rated 4.7 stars by 296 OpenTable diners

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                    Booked 6 times today
                    Google Map for Cigalon

                    115 Chancery Lane Holborn London, WC2A 1PP

                    • Area

                      Chancery Lane

                    • Hours of Operation

                      Tue–Fri 12:00–14:00
                      Tue–Fri 17:45–21:00

                    • Cuisines

                      French, Provencal, Modern European

                    • Dining style

                      Casual Elegant

                    • Dress Code

                      Smart Casual

                    • Public Transit

                      Temple Station<br />Chancery Lane Station<br />Holborn Station<br />St Paul's

                    • Payment Options

                      AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                    • Executive Chef

                      Julien Carlon

                    • Additional

                      Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

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