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Michelin starred French Restaurant in Clerkenwell - Club Gascon, London,
Award-winning

Club Gascon

4.6
4.6
1206 Reviews
£41 and over
French
Awarded a Michelin-star for 23 consecutive years and now celebrating it's 26th year, quality, flavour and creativity are just three words to describe Pascal Aussignac’s Michelin-starred temple to the gastronomy of his native Gascony where food and wine have a unique synchronicity.

Located next to Smithfield market near Crossrail, Farringdon, Barbican and St Paul's, Club Gascon boasts stunning menus that focus on the finest ingredients from Southwest France.

In a chic yet relaxed dining room, guests are invited to choose from an a la carte menu as well as Pascal Aussignac's signature Le Marche tasting menu. Club Gascon manages it's own kitchen garden (since 2021) and offers an extensive vegetarian menu.

The Wine Cellar is as fascinating as it is extensive, composed of over four hundred varieties, many exclusive to Club Gascon in the UK.

Enjoy more wines, cocktails, French tapas, cheese and charcuterie platters in the newly reopened " Le Bar" located next door.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 5 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    French, Contemporary French, Modern European
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Wed–Fri 12:00–13:45 Dinner Tue–Sat 18:00–21:45
  • Phone number
    020 7600 6144
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Pascal Aussignac
  • Private party facilities
    Under normal circumstances Club Gascon is available for exclusive venue hire and can seat up to 45 guests. A standing reception can also be organised either within the restaurant or at Le Bar the restaurant’s adjacent Cocktail Lounge bar (additional spend will apply).We do not charge a room-hire fee and only ask that a minimum spend (inclusive of VAT but excluding service charge) is met.
  • Private party contact
    info@clubgascon.com: 020 7600 6144
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN 1 Star 2024
  • Area
    St Paul's
  • Cross Street
    Cloth Fair
  • Parking Details
    Public Parking available on Westsmithfield Rotunda
  • Public Transit
    Crossrail and Thameslink, Barbican station, Farringdon station, St Paul station, Chancery Lane
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • 3 Courses for £65pp

    £65.00 per person

    1 May - 31 May 2024
    Enjoy a three course £65 menu at Michelin-starred Club Gascon restaurant throughout June. Complimentary smoked bread and butter and tea or coffee also included. Dishes are taken from the current Club Gascon tasting menu and guests may opt for the longer tasting menus on arrival. Available for lunch & dinner throughout June.
    3 Courses for £65pp photo
  • 6 course Spring Tasting Menu

    £120.00 per person

    28 Mar - 21 Jun 2024
    Pascal's Signature Le Marché tasting menu is available at lunchtimes Wednesday to Friday and at dinnertime Tuesday to Saturday.
    6 course Spring Tasting Menu photo
  • London Restaurant Festival: 3 Courses

    £65.00 per person

    1 Jun - 30 Jun 2024
    Enjoy a three course £65 menu at Michelin-starred Club Gascon restaurant throughout June. Complimentary smoked bread and butter and tea or coffee also included. Dishes are taken from the current Club Gascon tasting menu and guests may opt for the longer tasting menus on arrival. Available for lunch & dinner throughout June.
    London Restaurant Festival: 3 Courses photo

What 1,206 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseEnergetic

1,228 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really good service and lovely food. Wine was very good too.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    London

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic. Delicious, interesting plates of food and excellent wines suggested by Francesca. First visit in many years for the new a la carte menu and a total triumph.

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  3. ChristianH

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As usual, exccellent food and great service. Thank you

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  4. Ponko

    London

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful artistic dishes with interestingly delicious tastes. And great matching wines(I had wine paring course). The staff were calm and professional.

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  5. LaurieM

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This is the best restaurant around Barts Square. Excellent service, delicious food, upmarket but fairly priced.

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  6. PeterB

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service - great food - loved it as did my clients

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  7. Diego

    London

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 20 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The foie gras was good, the sweetbreads excellent, the duck lacked some flavour.

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  8. DAYTime

    Hertfordshire

    109 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    109 reviews

    Dined on 18 September 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent wine list and sommelier selection. Vegetarian menu most appealing. Second visit and would definitely return for a third. Choice of masks were most effective as many restaurants opt for cover where you can't establish what is being communicated. Maitre D' Lady manager deserves a second star alone.

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  9. Lessismore2

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 18 March 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A celebration meal

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  10. Frenchfoodies

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 March 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been coming to the Club Gascon for a decade now. It's our favourite restaurant in London. The food is very delicate and inventive. The staff is fantastic. There is nothing to fault this restaurant. We cannot wait for the restaurant to reopen after the crisis.

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  11. NicholasM

    London

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 10 March 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent. Surprisingly quiet - I assume fear of viruses ! Suggested to others they should go now

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 March 2020

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Asked staff to make the music louder twice but was ignored, place was overcrowded so instead of relaxing we felt like on the street market. Restaurant is way too expensive for its quality: toilets in pure condition, our table was moving all the time, tables were not cleaned all the times between the dishes. Its not a comfortable place. Food is not for everyone, more looking nice than its taste. Disappointed.

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  13. SarahG

    London

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 5 March 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Disappointing, only 6 people dining and 2 of them were us. Food was ok, been to amazing restaurants before but this didn’t live up to expectations sadly. Had the tasting menu with wine pairing. My guest was still hungry when we left. Service was too attentive.

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  14. glampuss

    London

    15 reviews

    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 28 February 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I was disappointed about the service.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 February 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely lunch and attentive staff. Would be coming back ❤️

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 February 2020

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was bland and unexciting for every course. Does not deserve a star!

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  17. Petertenor

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    If you have deep pockets, it's a good experience, but I've eaten far better for less. We had the 5 course taster menu with wine pairing and it was very good, but not exceptional. There had been a ton of effort put in to the food, but the result was average. Only one of the wines made us Wow.

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  18. Jane

    Hertfordshire

    77 reviews

    5.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on 20 February 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Four of us had a wonderful meal here last week. The amuse bouche selection were great fun and the 5 course tasting menu excellent. We had excellent service and a bottle of wine in each colour from the wine list - we find having the paired wines is too much ! We would definitely come here again.

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  19. andrewd

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Good lunch. Food lovely and was very quiet. Can recommend

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Cheshire

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Some food was great some wasnt amazing. Definitely not worth the money spent. Waiter was insistent on my partners chair being ok however was broken so after 3 attempts of asking her to move around they finally changed the chair. Other than that service was fast and good. Atmosphere and decor was a bit grim

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  21. ConorR

    Bristol

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb food with excellent service and attention to detail when allergies mentioned making this a special dining experience. But at £180 per head incl wines by the glass and suggested service it was also a seriously expensive one!

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  22. nuthatch

    London

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2020

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Quiet, well appointed restaurant with attentive service and few customers. I went for lunch and the food was good but in ridiculously small portions. It's no exaggeration to say I left hungry. This is taking small portions to an absurd level. It would not have been hard to provide something more substantial, and while what was there was delicious, it didn't really fulfill the function of 'food'. Nice staff who were very attentive, but that may have been because there were only about three tables occupied during the Tuesday lunch.

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  23. Hungryheart

    London

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on 7 February 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Club Gascon is a long time favourite with great food, thoughtful service and a relaxed atmosphere. Since our last visit they have introduced a welcome veggie menu option. This is inventive and enjoyable in the best CG tradition. More thought perhaps is needed on the wine pairings with this side of the menu.

    1 person found this helpful

  24. DarkPuss

    Buckinghamshire

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The star ratings say it all. We had the vegetarian menu (we are both meat eaters) with the paired wines. Very inventive and yet also true to the spirit of classic French cuisine. Excellent and attentive (but not over attentive) service. One of the best meals we have eaten in London. Only one suggestion would be to cut out on the music but then I would always say that so it should not be taken that it was intrusive.

    1 person found this helpful

  25. ColinA

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was outstanding and we would say it is well worth a visit.

    1 person found this helpful

  26. KevinD

    London

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best lunch in London

    1 person found this helpful

  27. JeremyR

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 January 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had Pascal's delicious and unique tasting menus - one of us tried and loved the vegetarian choice. Francesca Petronca made us very welcome and comfortable. Her team of David Seon who explained the wine flight and Karim Lamine who did the same with the food looked after us perfectly. The whole evening was the perfect balance of delicious food and wine, attentive service and the time to savour and enjoy our meal. Our friends loved it and agreed that we had not exaggerated the spenders of the Club Gascon experience.

    1 person found this helpful

  28. TimB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 January 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pretty unbelievable culinary experience - we had the 7 course winter tasting menu with wine pairings (£170pp). It ended up being 10 courses as there were a couple of "Chef's Surprises" in there too which were as delicious as the rest of the meal. The order, size, timing of all the courses was very well thought out, so that the whole thing fit together perfectly. The food was undeniably French, but creative, varied and delicious. It took us 4 hours to get through the whole menu, we didn't feel rushed and the service was great. An epic experience if you fancy going all out.

    1 person found this helpful

  29. CrisBaldwinCristoffisson

    London

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 16 January 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service from a professional team. Excellent food and wine selection too. Highly recommended!

    1 person found this helpful

  30. Necochan

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2020

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    When I went to tohe restaurant at the end of October 19, it was a proper French restaurant. 2 months and half later, they stopped serving a la carte, but provide only 5 and 7 courses for vegitarian and others (vegitarian contains eggs and dairy products). Amuse bouches between the dishes are abolished, but come in one-go at the beginning of the course. The quality of the food is good, however, menue is too rigid for the price. Also I believe a new feature is £40 penalty for canclel within 48 hours. I do not think I will return ...

    1 person found this helpful

  31. OpenTable Diner

    Surrey

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 21 December 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the Christmas 5 course taster menu. Overall excellent food! Just some very small flavour combinations that didn’t quite work for us- foie gras was a little too sweet for one of us & the creme brulee not sweet enough. Personally didnt quite like duck with sweet potato/butternut squash ( cant remember which it was) even though it had orange throughout. Would’ve preferred a berry with the chickory & liquorice. But provided thought provoking challenges

    1 person found this helpful

  32. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 December 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely special occasion restaurant. Had the 5 course tasting menu with wine pairing and couldn’t have been better. Highly recommended

    1 person found this helpful

  33. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 December 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Can't recommend this place enough, strong in every area

    1 person found this helpful

  34. Swampminnow

    London

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 19 December 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We booked Club Gascon for a romantic anniversary supper, and it was everything we would have wished for. The food was stunning, and the sommelier recommended the perfect wine match. Service was really friendly too, and helped us feel completely at ease. We had a great time.

    1 person found this helpful

  35. Harewood10

    London

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on 12 December 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Meeting up pre Christmas with friends. We had a most delicious dinner and excellent service

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  36. ChloeL

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 December 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing! I look my fiancé here for his birthday and he absolutely loved it. Service was excellent the waiters and sommelier were very knowledge and helpful, the food was exquisite, the decor of the place was stunning. I’m lactose intolerant so all suitable alternatives were suggested and tasted amazing! Literally can’t fault it! Thanks so much!

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  37. elf3

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 December 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My third time here, and probably my favourite. Highly reliable, high quality, inventive food that sometimes surprises (foie gras + gingerbread paired with sauternes as a starter!) Much nicer setting since their refurbishment has opened up the space. Probably the best value tasting menu in London, you will only get better food and experience by paying 2 to 3 times more at one of the West London establishments.

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  38. FionaCH

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 6 December 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Less foie gras than expected, but all courses were delicious. Felt slightly rushed. Loved the foie gras and the duck course.

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  39. Tonyc

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 December 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent seven course tasting menu with accompanying wine.

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  40. CityboyGary

    London

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on 2 December 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Remains my favourite place in the City. Everything is just done correctly.

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FAQs

Club Gascon is rated 4.6 stars by 1206 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 5 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Club Gascon

57 West Smithfield, London, EC1A 9DS

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN 1 Star 2024
  • Cross Street
    Cloth Fair
  • Area
    St Paul's
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Wed–Fri 12:00–13:45 Dinner Tue–Sat 18:00–21:45
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    French, Contemporary French, Modern European
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Public Parking available on Westsmithfield Rotunda
  • Public Transit
    Crossrail and Thameslink, Barbican station, Farringdon station, St Paul station, Chancery Lane
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Pascal Aussignac
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    020 7600 6144
  • Private party facilities
    Under normal circumstances Club Gascon is available for exclusive venue hire and can seat up to 45 guests. A standing reception can also be organised either within the restaurant or at Le Bar the restaurant’s adjacent Cocktail Lounge bar (additional spend will apply).We do not charge a room-hire fee and only ask that a minimum spend (inclusive of VAT but excluding service charge) is met.
  • Private party contact
    info@clubgascon.com: 020 7600 6144
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