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Cigalon, London,

Cigalon

4.4
4.4
284 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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2 people

19:00


Booked 2 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • 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
  • Parking Details
    None
  • 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, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, Wine

What 284 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseEnergetic

291 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hi sorry we’re my points, I’m booking table 8 march !!!?

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  2. FredNLondon

    London

    190 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    190 reviews

    Dined on 17 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    We went for dinner in the evening, and the restaurant was very quiet -nearly desert. Which was nice but lacked a bit of atmosphere. Overall a decent experience, not the cheapeast place given the food.

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  3. Missye

    London

    78 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on 24 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nestled in the City this gem is hidden but worth discovering . The service is impeccable and the ambience quiet and allowing friends to catch up. The food is adventurous and I can vouch for the cocktails . Will be heading back soo.

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  4. Alfie

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 16 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Quiet romantic. Great food. Menu is quite small but still good choices

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  5. QualityThanQuantity21

    London

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 13 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely intimate and great quality dinner. Their taster menu was superb.

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  6. JeffG

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 21 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cigalon never disappoints — and it must be the best value, high end restaurant in London.

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  7. Meadowbird

    London

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 14 April 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent good, amazing value too. Would highly recommend

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  8. JeffG

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 13 April 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best value tasting menus with wine pairings on offer. Interesting, creative, quality food. A real find!

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  9. JamesP

    London

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service. Great food and a nice wine flight.

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  10. BobIW

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 30 November 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A very "pleasant" experience (an unhurried lunch) without being particularly memorable. Reasonable food. An ok but not a long or very interesting wine list. Brisk, polite and efficient but not particularly welcoming service. Food is very easonably priced for the area, as ismost of the wine list although the £56 we paid for what turned out to be a modest Sancerre was a tad steep. Hence the four stars, throughout. Ask for a banquette table if privacy matters, although the ranks of tables are not crammed in.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 October 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious. The venue atmosphere was fantastic.

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  12. Outoftowner

    London

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 4 October 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lunch with an important client who is fond of French cuisine. Very pleasant surroundings, staff were attentive if not very knowledgeable and speed of service was good. My client thought the food delicious; trout carpaccio, baked hake, lavender blackberries then cheese (£9 for half a slice of bread and one slice of cheese). For me the tastiest was easily the dessert but all the food was good if not full of flavour - perhaps not the best choice for strong flavours. No complaints and we were treated to a coffee on the house. Thank you!

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  13. Nordicangler

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambiance, food, service well functioing ac, nice surprise for anniversary.

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  14. anon

    London

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 26 April 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    They accept dining cheques - Good food - good service - certainly would recommend

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  15. Pepik

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Flawless experience as always.

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  16. Fabrickated

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 December 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A nice enough resturant but I felt it was a bit expensive for what it was Smallish portions which lacked passion. The risotto was excellent.

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  17. Reggie

    London

    56 reviews

    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on 23 November 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and food quality were as pleasing as ever. Very busy and so we enjoyed when the business lunchtime rush had passed.

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  18. Fleve

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 November 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    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.

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  19. HelenG

    London

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 29 October 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Loved Cigalon. Great food, very reasonably priced. Such a pity it wasn’t buzzing with guests. Hopefully people will come back soon.

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  20. JSTS

    London

    217 reviews

    4.0

    217 reviews

    Dined on 8 October 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    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.

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  21. MattB

    London

    322 reviews

    4.0

    322 reviews

    Dined on 1 October 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and service from the team at Cigalon.

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  22. Reggie

    London

    56 reviews

    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on 19 December 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and intelligent, communicative service. As brilliant as usual!

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  23. Pam80s

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 22 November 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great menu, fantastic service and excellent food. Great value too.

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  24. ShereeA

    N. Ireland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 17 October 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and beautiful food. Would definitely recommend.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    London

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 10 September 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    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.

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  26. Odyssey

    London

    29 reviews

    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on 10 July 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    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.

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  27. satisfied

    London

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 6 June 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and value. Lovely friendly and efficient service.

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  28. blg134

    London

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on 22 May 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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 !!

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  29. SBasu

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 22 May 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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

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  30. OpenTableDiner

    Philadelphia

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on 10 May 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food. Very attentive service. Looking forward to a return trip.

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  31. Pickle86

    Warwickshire

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    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 :)

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  32. Eat87

    London

    93 reviews

    5.0

    93 reviews

    Dined on 24 April 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Short notice booking was accepted at one of me secret favourites - don't tell anyone about the good food, great service an sublime surroundings.

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  33. ProbablyV

    London

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 14 March 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always so dependable - love coming here for lunch.

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  34. PhilD

    London

    63 reviews

    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on 8 March 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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

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  35. AEYM

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 March 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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.

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  36. Happygirl

    Berkshire

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    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.

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  37. Reggie

    London

    56 reviews

    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on 20 December 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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!

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  38. londoner81

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 14 November 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    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.

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  39. AnneW

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 8 November 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service, interesting food and great lunch time set menu

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  40. ChrisC

    Yorkshire

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 24 October 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food in a good location. The pork chops were particularly good!

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FAQs

Cigalon is rated 4.4 stars by 284 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 2 times today
Google Map for Cigalon

115 Chancery Lane, Holborn, London, WC2A 1PP

Additional information

  • Area
    Chancery Lane
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Fri 12:00–14:00 Tue–Fri 17:45–21:00
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    French, Provencal, Modern European
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Public Transit
    Temple StationChancery Lane StationHolborn StationSt Paul's
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Julien Carlon
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, Wine
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