Club Gascon

4.6
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French
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

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

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OT
Cheshire
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

CR
Bristol
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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!

n
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

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.

H
London
20 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

DP
Buckinghamshire
3 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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.

CA
London
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was outstanding and we would say it is well worth a visit.

KD
London
20 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best lunch in London

JR
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

TB
London
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

CB
London
7 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service from a professional team.
Excellent food and wine selection too.
Highly recommended!

N
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall1food5service5ambience3

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 ...

OT
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

OT
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely special occasion restaurant. Had the 5 course tasting menu with wine pairing and couldn’t have been better. Highly recommended

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can't recommend this place enough, strong in every area

S
London
14 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

H
London
45 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Meeting up pre Christmas with friends. We had a most delicious dinner and excellent service

CL
London
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

e
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

FC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Less foie gras than expected, but all courses were delicious. Felt slightly rushed. Loved the foie gras and the duck course.

T
London
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent seven course tasting menu with accompanying wine.

CG
London
32 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Remains my favourite place in the City. Everything is just done correctly.

DJ
London
18 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We visited Club Gascon on a recommendation on Saturday evening. We were table of 3, who were there for a special occasion and were put next to a rowdy party table so couldn’t hear ourselves speak. The service was efficient but rushed. The plates were removed from the table while one of our party was still chewing. The food was nice but not outstanding. The waiters introducing the food, did so very quickly and rushed away. There was nothing ‘special’ about the experience, especially for the price. Sadly, I very much doubt we will return, which is a shame as I was really looking forward to it.

TB
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was just perfect. The food was amazing, the service was professional and friendly and the atmosphere was very romantic

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always outstanding

Took group of friends to one of my favourite restaurants & so really pleased they enjoyed also

AE
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food heaven. A wonderful evening to remember. Food just melts in your mouth.

OT
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Instant magique du début jusqu’à la fin!

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PC
London
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food and service, excellent, could have done without the building noises, but not your fault. My only criticism was the coffee, which I thought was rather poor, thin and tasteless.

T
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The food was amazing but the service a bit too simple and we felt we had to leave at the end of the diner

EK
London
4 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Full substance. No show off. Truly liked the place, food and service. Only thing they have to do just carry on as it is. Much tnx again

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab 5 course tasting menu & wine pairing

Great service

RF
London
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were excellent food great a very good experience overall

M
London
16 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our daughters 18th birthday. A sumptuous delicious meal that we all really enjoyed. Thanks very much indeed

Catered for one vegetarian in our party effortlessly

D
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for birthday celebrations. Phenomenal restaurant I have to say, the food experience was amazing and we particularly liked the menu composition. Fantastic atmosphere, very attentive staff, complete and reasonably priced wine list. Club Gascon is definitely one of the best restaurants in London.
Should be rated 2 stars I believe.

C
Munich
8 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been going to CG for about fifteen years now and it remains our favorite restaurants. Although our budget has gone up and we have been to other high-end places, CG just keeps on impressing. It may not be the flavour of the day to have highly elaborate French cuisine in an over-the-top setting, but it simply works. The food is great, the service impeccable, and even the other diners seem to have morphed a little from expense account-types to genuine foodies. We always look forward to the foie gras dish (although even CG is moving with the times and is offering a veggie dish as alternative) and the novel ways of preparing it. I find the autumn/winter menus the most impressive at CG, I cannot recall ever not being impressed by them.

TW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Phenomenal service. Courses were paced well, wine was expertly paired. Sommelier was practiced and clearly had a heart for her craft. Definitely will stop by again.

RV
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, lovely atmosphere and staff very attentive and their recommendations on the food and wine were spot on.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding experience
We are long standing regular guest at Club Gascon ( almost since it has opened more than 20 years ago). We are always amazed by the creativity of the chef and the charming and professionalism of the service. My wife and I visited again on Saturday and had the most enjoy evening , until a guest seated at a table next to us started to make a fuzz and talked in a very rude way to our waiter... Propably the same man that left the awful review below. This gentleman was simply trying desperately to get some sort of discount by pretending the waiter did not introduce their last course. Being seated right next to them , we cannot let this happened as we heard the waiter explaining it to them . That so called "man" started to shout-out all type of things to the waiter and to us!! Such a disgrace in restaurant of that standing. The manager came to us to explain that we should enjoy the rest of the evening ignoring that man and went straight to that guest asking him to calm down and speak in an appropriate way. I must say that we were impressed by the way the manager handled the situation with calm and professionalism. When this guest left and attend to interrupt again our dinner, the manager stepped in to avoid further argument and escort that man out of the restaurant. We and the other guests finally managed to enjoy the end of our meal.
As a final class act from the service, we were offered a digestive for this man disruption. This is to our opinion a very well managed venue and we will certainly return again and again.

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Everything was good but at the end there was a guy just put the dish on the table. He didn’t try to introduce more about the meal. It’s very rude. I don’t why. I asked him to come back and talked to him. Later his manager came to apology. I guess that’s why one of the reasons this is the restaurant only earned one MICHELIN star.


The manager contacted me by public and private email. I just want to make everything clear so I posted my answer here.
(I didn’t have any bad behavior to anyone. The client couldn’t judge anyone. I just stand for my right. How can she said very loudly to my table if she didn’t know anything? Also you did come for apology. Now you said you didn’t. This is how you managed your restaurant. Good job!)

Repose to the reply above

It was very simple thing that the waiter DIDN’T introduce the final dish. I was very polite to raise my question. But the man just wrote the comment was with a female. She said very rude thing to us. They actually didn’t really know anything well but they judge my table. I definitely need to stand for my right.

At the end, I was very polite to ask a check and before leaving I just said enjoy your dinner to that table. That’s it. They can say anything not so truth like that - even the store manager too. It’s unbelievable.

Just be careful to eat at this kind of restaurant. You can’t even raise a question and this is how they deal with it. I defiantly will not go back. Really terrible experience.

Club Gascon
Responded on 16 September 2019

Dear Mr Hsu, I am extremely surprised that after such a bad behaviour from yourself toward one of our staff member and guests seating around you , you allow yourself to leave such a review .First of all , our waiter (this guy) has done his job perfectly from the beginning until the end of your meal, explaining each and every dishes. Secondly , I came myself to your table not to apologize, but to ask you kindly not to behave as you did. Best regards, Thomas Rabuel - The manager

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M
London
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful evening. The service was excellent and the Somellier very knowledgeable. The food and wine were outstanding. The restaurant was quiet unlike so many which play music far too loud. An excellent experience all round.

Club Gascon
Responded on 16 September 2019

Dear Joclyn, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your lovely review following your recent visit at the restaurant. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed the experience. We shall hope seeing you again soon. Best Regards, Thomas Rabuel - General Manager

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HH
London
5 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Anniversary