Club Gascon

4.6
1248 reviews
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£41 and over
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French
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  • Special Occasions
  • Tasting Menu
  • Fit for Foodies
Quality, flavour and creativity are just three words to describe Pascal Aussignac’s Michelin-starred temple to the gastronomy of Aussignac's native Gascony where food and wine have a unique synchronicity.

Located next to Smithfield market near Farringdon, Barbican and St Paul's, Club Gascon boasts a stunning menu with dishes that focus on the very finest ingredients from the South West of France.

In the elegant yet relaxed dining room, diners are advised to choose three or four dishes from the superb à la carte menu or to be guided by the chef 's selection menu which continues to excite and delight.

The Wine Cellar is as fascinating as it is extensive, composed of over four hundred varieties of wine from the South of France.

Guest can enjoy Cocktails & Tapas in the freshly opened " Le Bar" lounge area locatednext door of the restaurant
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
French, Contemporary French, Modern European
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Hours of Operation
_Lunch Tuesday to Friday from 12:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

_Afternoon Tea Tuesday to Friday from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

_Dinner Monday to Saturday from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Closed on Saturday Lunch , Sunday all day and Monday Lunch
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Phone number
020 7600 6144
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Pascal Aussignac
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Cross Street
Cloth Fair
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Public Transit
Barbican station, Farringdon station, St Paul station, Chancery Lane
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Special Events & Promotions
Christmas party, birthday, wedding, anniversary, corporate dinner, client meetings.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Offers

FT Weekend & Laurent-Perrier Summer menu: 5 courses £90

...from a set menu. Includes a glass of Laurent-Perrier La Cuvèe per person

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 18 June 2018

Ends: 31 August 2018

Availability: Tue-Fri 12:00-14:00 18:00-22:00
Sat 18:00-22:00

1,000-Point Tables

See availability for 1,000 point tables

Tue - Thu 1:15PM - 1:45PM 6:00PM - 6:15PM 9:00PM - 9:15PM

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5.0Dined on 14 July 2018

Fantastic food with great flavours in every mouthful. Service was exemplary. The evening could not have been better.

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5.0Dined on 14 July 2018

Great range of aperitif, starters and mains unique but amazing, and cocktails were delicious.Staff were extremely polite and helpful. One waiter looked mortally offended when I drank straight from the lemonade bottle though.

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5.0Dined on 13 July 2018

We had a really great time having the tasting menu and a bottle of wine- it was really good fun (although I warn you, quite a lot of food)! The food was the best I've had in a while, even when compared to other restaurants of the same type of calibre. The atmosphere was a little subdued- however we will still be back to try the à la carte!

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5.0Dined on 7 July 2018

best french food of last 3 years, much better than other Michelin starred french chef in town

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5.0Dined on 7 July 2018

Amazing meal, the food was imaginative with unusual flavour combinations. The front of house and servers were courteous and attentive. The sommelier astounded with his knowledge and his choice of pairing worked amazingly. Would definitely recommend a visit and will be returning in the not so distant future.

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5.0Dined on 26 June 2018

Very creative presentation and exquisite food

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5.0Dined on 25 June 2018

And yet again, Club Gascon punches way above its weight. This slightly understated and lesser known restaurant in many ways offers a culinary experience easily worthy of TWO Michelin stars - and I don't quite know why this hasn't happened. This is the third time we have been, and everything was...faultless and faultlessly exquisite in taste, balance, creativity and service. Almost criminally underrated. And this isn't my first 1/2/3 star Michelin Rodeo. Up there with the Best in London. Surf and Turf Supreme as well! Just Go.

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5.0Dined on 23 June 2018

The tasting menu was very innovative, it had flavours, imagination and some theatre of presentation and delivery that made it feel special. This isn't the cheapest of meals, but it has a lot of thought and time put into stimulating tastes that makes it feel worthwhile. The staff let you take time to enjoy this without being imposing, sometimes a little too busy to be on top of everything but not to the point where you feel impatient. It is set in a part of London that Dickens himself wandered around including the Church and Charterhouse formed 1,000 years ago. A hidden part of historic London to compliment a special food experience. The team at the core very well intended, overall very good.

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4.0Dined on 22 June 2018

The meal was delicious. The service was also very good, however the meal took much longer than needed-nearly 4 hours. There is a definite balance between long enough and just too long.

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5.0Dined on 21 June 2018

I don't write many reviews but our recent experience was so good I couldn't resist. It was my third or fourth time here, but I am happy to say it was the best.

After several amuse bouches, all very good and putting to shame those at most places , we went for the five course menu instead of a la carte for once as it looked interesting and well balanced, and it was a good choice. All dishes were excellent (the duck marginally tough but fully enjoyable), but the star of the show was imo the roquefort dessert - extraordinary, and I am not usually one for sweets. The wine pairing, which I rarely go for, was also excellent with a couple of unusual choices but all working perfectly. Service was attentive, even on a full restaurant, without being intrusive - and yes most staff have a heavy accent but so what.

Overall an excellent experience, more two Michelin stars than one, and I look forward to coming back.

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3.0Dined on 21 June 2018

Michelin star food from the 90's . Some signature dishes work well (fois gras and razor clams), while others are dull (turbot escabeche). Good service and great sommelier. But this doesn't make up for tired menu.

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5.0Dined on 21 June 2018

This was a marvellous culinary experience. Great food, service and venue.

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5.0Dined on 19 June 2018

All round excellent lunch
Will go again, I feel sure

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5.0Dined on 9 June 2018

Truly exceptional food, wine and service, low-key and quiet ambiance, a bit expensive but definitely worth it for a special occasion.

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5.0Dined on 6 June 2018

The taste of the food is exemplary.
Service as expected. V good.
Atmosphere quiet.
Surroundings - plain decor.
Location - difficult to walk to.

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5.0Dined on 1 June 2018

What a great lunch with a business contact who has also become a great friend. I think this is probably the 5th or 6th time we have been there together, sometimes with others. Was interested to see whether the recent refurb had changed the place much. The answer is no: partly because this ex-Lyons Corner House is listed, but what they have done is make it even more Club Gascon!

We had one of the small side tables which don't have massive legroom but which are great for a good chat. The larger tables have loads of room and it is very calm and private

Fantastic, professional service from a young team. The food is still incredibly creative and challenging.

We had the 7 course tasting menu with matched wines which was a snip at £110 per head.

The foie gras was, as usual, to die for, but served with a medium-dry Anjou which was a great choice . Interesting main course of a lean, perfectly cooked fillet of lamb served with a piece of eel. Really good: daring, but the textures and flavours came off well together. Clever stuff

The only thing that did not work was the cheese course: fabulous roquefort, but served pressed into discs of white chocolate. Wrong texture, wrong flavour. Would rather just have had the cheese by itself with the wine

The matched wine choices were unusual and incredibly well thought-through by the very young, very knowledgeable and extraordinarily French sommelier (think Antoine de Caunes on speed!)

Overall, a great experience and highly recommended as ever.

Final note: although we strung the lunch out to over 3 hours, that was our choice (the food was perfectly timed) and we were not rushed to leave by the lovely staff - very unusual these days to be given such freedom to indulge in a long chat and to put the world to rights.....

Class act

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5.0Dined on 29 May 2018

Fabulous service and food.

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4.0Dined on 19 May 2018

The food here is amazing but the real bonus is the attention of the staff and they are all so professional and helpful.
I would 100% g back to eat here and two of us had a specialist dinner in London and the bill came to just under £200 based on 5 courses and a very good bottle of wine and a beer.
If you haven't been here and you have a special occasion coming up then try it!!

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4.0Dined on 18 May 2018

Our favourite fine dining restaurant, always delivers great food and interesting wines.

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1.0Dined on 18 May 2018

Terrible and verry expensive. This should in n way a Michelin star.

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5.0Dined on 12 May 2018

A very special occasion was perfectly celebrated in Club Gascon.

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5.0Dined on 9 May 2018

My wife and I are from California and were in England, mainly London for 3 weeks on vacation.
Club Gascon was our favorite dinner by far. Everything was outstanding. The food was amazing, including the presentation, the taste and the many different foods presented by the chef in addition to our regular order. The service and setting were also great. This was one of our favorite dinners in Europe and we have eaten in most of the major cities.

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5.0Dined on 9 May 2018

We had the set lunch and it was superb. Outstanding food (we both had rump of lamb as main course), and super starters and desserts (my souffle was as light and fluffy as it gets). Also a nice amuse bouche.
Service was friendly and professional and the restaurant was beautifully decorated and furnished with comfortable seats.
We will be back.

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5.0Dined on 13 April 2018

As always, interesting and adventurous combinations of flavours. One of my favourite restaurants in London.

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4.0Dined on 10 April 2018

Booked at short notice as I needed a good restaurant for a client lunch. The service was very good and not over the top. The food was first class with an interesting menu, great textures, superb tastes and beautifully presented. Unfortunately did not get to sample what looked like an excellent wine list , but will be back to try again in the evening this time with wine !!

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5.0Dined on 7 April 2018

The tasting menu with wine pairing was a culinary journey, an expensive journey but worth it. The sommelier’s passion for his wines made the evening.

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5.0Dined on 5 April 2018

We recently returned to Club Gascon after a couple of years gap to celebrate a 5 year anniversary. The whole experience from the welcome, the unfussy coordinated service, the charming card signed by Pascal which was on our table and the food made this an outstanding and will be memorable occasion and difficult to match, let alone beat.

We had the 5 course Taste of Spring but that title hides some fascinating and multiple 'extras', before the meal and pre desert. There are no photos of the extraordinary presentations of each dish as that would be in my view rather disrespectful.

A special mention to the Sommelier who was very knowledgeable and did not intimidate with the perfect wine pairings.

A special mention for the skrei cod, ox sauce, rhubarb and dill vinaigrette. Who would have put all of those on one plate and make it work. Rump of lamb, black turnips, eel, tio pepe and wild garlic managed to make the elel, for the first time in my many attempts to enjoy eel.

The outstanding wine was the Moulin-a-vent-Olivier Merlin, La Rochelle 2015.

The lightly pine smoked rolls and flavoured butter were really a great idea and I shall try and emulate at home.

This is similar to my review left on Tripadvisor

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5.0Dined on 3 April 2018

We'd been looking for a special experience to celebrate my sister's 50th birthday and Club Gascon delivered in every way. Being a Tuesday evening after a Bank holiday Monday the restaurant was quiet but the atmosphere was relaxed and friendly, and we benefitted from wonderful attentive service throughout the evening. We knew that we needed to be ready to try unusual flavours and combinations and as a result it was great fun tasting all the amazing dishes that were served. The tastes were exquisite and beautifully presented, and the wine recommendations were all excellent. Thank you for a truly memorable evening.

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5.0Dined on 23 March 2018

As this was our wedding anniversary it was already a special night, the staff, service and food made it even more special for us.
The experience, which was our first time in this restaurant, was well worth the cost.
I'm sure we will visit again.

Kevin & Sarah

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4.0Dined on 21 March 2018

Club Gascon is an exceptional dining experience in every regard. If you're looking for a memorable evening or a special occasion, do not overlook this restaurant. Eliminate all preconceptions of fine dining. This restaurant is serious about food but it won't overwhelm you with attitude.

The service is spot on. Not too invasive, but friendly and surprisingly, not haughty as you may expect. There were a few serious looking suits there the night we went, but the atmosphere was relaxed, elegant and warm.

The food is simply breathtaking. Presentation and taste is blended to create works of art that you eat! Mind-blowing. You will not leave hungry as portions are large enough to satisfy and bread is plentiful.

Yes - it's expensive. But you knew this before you booked. Enjoy the occasion. Use the sommelier - we asked him up front to choose something for us under £70 (we could have gone lower and of course, much higher!). He chose well and appreciated our upfront trust in him and the clarity of the budget.

If you eat here, you will experience flavours and combinations of taste that you didn't realise could be created. My evening there was fantastic. Trust me, you will still be talking about the experience long after you've paid off your credit card bill.

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4.0Dined on 10 March 2018

Read very good review before booking. The tasting menu features lots of “winter” elements and ingredients. personally would prefer to have less “heavy” dishes in between to balance a bit. Overall service and food was good, the ambience is more casual than some other michelin star restaurants

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3.0Dined on 9 March 2018

Another birthday dinner with disappointment...just feel cannot really understand all the flavour the restaurant has put into each dish. The overall experience is surprisingly unimpressive. Waiters are professional but not genuinely passionate - which makes each interaction awkward and the whole night expensive and long.

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5.0Dined on 7 March 2018

Wonderful in every respect. Food is phenomenal and

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4.0Dined on 7 March 2018

We had the 7 course tasting menu with wine pairing - one of the wines was corked but the waiter was reluctant to change it, we insisted and reluctantly he opened another bottle. The waiter explaining the wines had a very heavy accent which made it difficult to understand what he was saying.

The food was exceptional and the remainder of the wines were also good.

The experience was slightly spoiled by a table of young men who were loud, but we accepted that this was outside the control of the restaurant.

This is my second visit to this restaurant, on balance I have enjoyed both visits. It is quite expensive, but worth the money in my opinion and I will be going again.

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5.0Dined on 22 February 2018

Excellent menu choices for those who want to try exciting dishes with choice ingredients (dishes of the day). Vegetarians catered for too. The presence of a ½ bottle of Madiran was an added bonus. This rounded Gascon wine with is the one to choose with the magret de canard or venison (which was superbly cooked) and goes well with the cheese too.

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5.0Dined on 15 February 2018

Very nice food. Pheasant was stringy and one knife was not right. Service could have been better.

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5.0Dined on 15 February 2018

We were not sure what to expect as it was our first Michelin star restaurant experience. However, it was beyond our expectations, it blew our minds away. The restaurant itself is very cozy, quaint and inviting. As tourists, I was a bit concerned as I do pack lightly. Couple of days prior I emailed the restaurant to ask about a proper dress code. The answer was "smart casual", no sweats and runners, what the heck is smart casual? Consulting Google with no definite answer and hence I was a bit concerned as I was unwilling to go shopping just for that dinner. My wife, as usual, was dressed for the occasion but I threw a T-shirt and a regular pants with loafers, OH OH!!!! Walked in took off our jackets and got seated, WHAT? Yes, they are pretty chill about their dress code and later I saw a guy in a jeans. This is perfect as the owners recognize that people love to be comfy with total respect for the venue. Now to the food part, we opted out to go a la cart vs a tasting menu and it was the right choice. We were treated like kings and queens for 2:45 hrs later. The food did not stop showing up at our table, the presentation of the food, the intricate designs and flavors, the creativity in technique, and the quality of the product and ingredients all made our experience outstanding and adored. Not to forget the wine list and the service, they were all unbelievable. We recommend this place highly and will go there again. In brief, every bite we had was a well choreographed dance and explosion of flavors and the chef's passion comes through every intricate dish we savored. LOVE THE PLACE LOVE THE EXPERIENCE!!!

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4.0Dined on 14 February 2018

Didn’t know about the V-day menu as it was apparently only available on their desktop website but not on the mobile website, so we weren’t aware of the V-day menu at all until we arrived. Also, they didn’t mention about it when calling to confirm the booking, really confusing. Showed up to the restaurant to find out about the set menu, it was OK, starters and mains were very nice but the desserts were real disasters. Cheese tart was too heavy for us (non-cheese lovers) and the piece of cabbage that came with us was confusing, not sure why it was there. Fortunately they were kind enough to make us another plate of desset for us and it was way better than cheese tart. Having a cheesy dish is definitely risky as some people find cheese un-appetising. The other dessert which was the opera cake, it was meh as it the chocolate layers were smooth enough and the entire texture of the cake was disappointing. All layers fell apart when you cut through it, not what you would expect from a 1-star michelin restaurant. They gave out some muffins as gifts for V-day but they were average, quite dry. Club Gascon ace in savoury dishes, however, a lot of work needs to be done on the patisserie/desserts part.

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5.0Dined on 14 February 2018

Professional staff. Excellent food.

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5.0Dined on 14 February 2018

Delicious lunch, great wine and excellent service. Thank you Club Gascon

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