Club Gascon

4.7
1264 reviews
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£41 and over
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French
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  • Special Occasions
  • Tasting Menu
  • Creative Cuisine
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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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

1,000-Point Tables

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

What 1264 People Are Saying
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FG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I visited club Gascon on Saturday at 8pm, staff were great .
The food and wine was fantastic, beautifully presented.
I look forward to returning.

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E
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food and service were fantastic. Every course was well presented and the flavours were delicate. However, there was another table talking and laughing very loudly while we were there, which I think was not the norm there but just wish the staff had done something as it made it really difficult for us to enjoy our conversation.

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B
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent all round - I could do this restaurant every month!!!

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CB
London
15 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Astonishingly good food.

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SL
London
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful and creative food that doesn't make you feel too full. Often fine dining is too rich. The tasting menu is just sensational. Very knowledgeable Sommelier.

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ED
London
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding service with a very creative and innovative menu. Every dish is like a work of art that it's not only pleasing to the eye but is a gastronomical explosion in your mouth. If you are in London this is a place that should be a must on your dining list for you will not be disappointed.

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A
London
49 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and attentive, discreet and knowledgeable staff . Will come back again and again.

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CY
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and very attentive staff. Will definitely be returning!

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GN
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

This is the 7th Michelin Star I have been to and most have left me very unimpressed. However, this way everything I was hoping for and more! Wonderful vegetarian tasting menu!

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C
London
20 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We had the tasting menu with wine pairings which was excellent. I had let them know ahead of time that my husband was gluten free which they acknowledged when we arrived. Each course was slightly adapted and they served excellent GF homemade bread.

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M
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Very creative with a few missteps in flavors

the tasting menu foie gras was not tasting st all like foie gras it was too acidic / vinegar n coffee flavors to actually fast much of the foie gras that was too bad n some tomato appetizer - just too much of same flavor tasted more just like bean dish and bland- also zucchini flowed with tapioca for me did not work bit boring as flavor -
But overall interesting
The duck was well prepared
Presentation was nice

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OT
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

El nivel gastronómico es impecable y el servicio está a la altura. Muy recomendable

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BT
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very friendly and welcoming restaurant with top notch meals. We went with kids and they adapted the menu fir them. the food is not just good, it’s extremely innovative. The service is great as well.

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DB
London
26 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service and not too noisy (hooray). Post refurbishment it’s 4/5 as I really don’t like the mid shelf sinks in the loos. New sommelier finding his feet/confidence but so was the last one a few years ago who proved excellent.

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SV
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, excellent service. The staff were very attentive

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g
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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M
London
25 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

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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AP
London
8 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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

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MB
London
7 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very creative presentation and exquisite food

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VG
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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DA
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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E
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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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R
London
25 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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TA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

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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WI
London
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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

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AP
London
5 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All round excellent lunch
Will go again, I feel sure

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M
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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OT
Surrey
6 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

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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C
London
27 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous service and food.

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AS
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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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R
London
6 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

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

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CP
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very special occasion was perfectly celebrated in Club Gascon.

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r
Los Angeles
52 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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WM
London
19 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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EK
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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SL
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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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