Le Cafe du Marche
Le Cafe du Marche, open for nearly 30 years, is an independent, family run restaurant located down the end of a cobbled mews near Smithfield meat market. Renowned for it's ‘bonhomie’ and relaxed atmosphere, Le Cafe du Marche serves up formal dining in beautiful surrounds.View Private Dining Details
Terrible service not idea what they are doing . What happens to those waiters that made the place so good. The guy on the door should be taught how to make people feel welcome
The ambiance, service and location was very good. However was disappointed by the overall quality of the cookery. The soup lacked flavor and the meat dish was dry. Maybe the chef had an off day.
Decent, authentic French bistro in a pretty mews location, nice ambience, good food and service.
A very attractive restaurant off Charterhouse Square where tables are not too close together. Food was excellent and served well.
Hadn’t been to this place for years but it was unchanged thank goodness. The food is great, wine list very good and not too expensive. One of the best authentic French restaurants left in London. Highly recommended.
A wonderful French Bistro on a quiet backstreet of London. The food, wine and service were excellent - highly recommended!
A piece of Paris in Central London, this is a very good French bistro. Classic French fare backed up by good service and a decent wine list.
Just love this restaurant.
My first experience of the restaurant and surpassed my expectations which had been built up via strong recommendations from others.
I used to be a regular here - one of my favourites when I was working.
I was keen to return and wasn’t disappointed.
Lovely restaurant and very attentive staff.
The portions were a little small
Pre-concert dinner at 6pm.
Delicious food from a broad but not too long menu. Prompt service. Table in the middle of the restaurant was a bit cramped, but was easier to get quick service.
Food very good as always. Waiter failed to tell us about the £10 supplement on the additional fish fish on the lunch menu. Brought the bill then revised it after we had coffee and managed to try to charge for 8 meals rather than 4 - apologetic but such a glaring error it should have been noticed. Tried to serve us two additional desserts and a bottle of wine ordered by another table - all in all rather shambolic service, which was a little disappointing
Excellent as usual. Bravo!
Consistent high standard of food and wine, welcome and service
I have been coming to this restaurant for many years and it provides consistently good food and value for money. It is an ideal venue for both business meetings and social events. As always the service was well-timed and friendly.
I have been visiting Le Cafe du Marche for over 30 years. Throughout the quality of the food and service have remained excellent. (I think the decor is unchanged too, but that is part of the charm of the place.) I would recommend unreservedly!
Everything was just perfect as usual. This has become our favourite restaurant and we will certainly be back again and again and again.......
It’s been over three years since my last visit it has maintained its high standards. A small but varied menu, well cooked and presented. Look forward to returning.
Soupe de Poisson, duck leg Bourguignon, cheese plate all impeccable. Nardi Brunello 2012 a decent value. I never had to fill my own wine glass; not that I mind, but it’s a sign of a (full) restaurant firing on all cylinders when you don’t. Subdued but buzzy. One of London’s best classic French restaurants.
Terrific as ever. Proper French cooking done well.
The halibut dish with hollandaise was superb.
A bit of a gem this place. Old school “French” bistro tucked away in Smithfield.
Good selection on the menu and we both enjoyed our food. Look forward to returning in the near future.
Took one of my most important clients for lunch on a weekday, it turned out to be his favorite restaurant. I can see why - as you may expect from the name, it has a very french feel. The interior is spread across a couple of different areas and seating is well spaced.
We both started with the mushroom soup, then a pork and a rabbit all of which were simply presented and tasted good. I believe all main courses come with frites and salad and we washed it all down with a glass of champagne and a decent bottle of claret (£48). We finished with cheese and port.
The bill, including tip, was £198. A little more than I expected when I chose this restaurant and I feel I've had a more special experience elsewhere for this money. That said, if you like french food you will not be disappointed.
Great well run restaurant with good service, the flavours of France and bistro interiors - classic with ease. Wine list contains some headliners too.
An apposite spring menu with good vegetarian options, game was well represented. Frites should be left to the diner to salt.
Beautiful french setting, high quality very professional service, tasty dishes and decent prices
I have been to Cafe Le Marche many times with clients, colleagues and friends. The food is always wonderful and the staff superb! Formidable!
Took our friend as a belated birthday celebration. We were all very impressed with the restaurant- food service wine decor ambience. Cannot believe we didn’t know about this little gem before this visit
This return visit with a regular group was a mixed bag. The food was excellent - Cote de Boeuf, king prawn cocktail notably very very good, ambience improved as more diners arrived, but he service was poor. Our waiter plonked our plates down a la Basil Fawlty and the wine waitress (absolutely not a sommelier!) was a complete amateur despite our selections being at the higher end of CduM’s list.
Our group have been using CduM for 20+ years and on dozens of occasions between us ... heads were shaking and there were murmurings of this being a “last visit” for some. Personally, my core du boeuf saved the day, but I can’t promise others will return.
A sad evening; it was like attending the funeral of an old friend
Great food, wine, service and atmosphere. Never disappointed following multiple visits.
Great place for French fayre in central London. Although my guest was French and neither of the waiters who served us spoke a word! Also they had no mayonnaise for the fries - just ketchup - a travesty.
Excellent food and fast and attentive service
As excellent as it always has been. A perfect go to place.
Had a lovely eve to celebrate my birthday.
Food was good.
Lovely ambience, though would ha e been a lot nicer in the main room as we were tucked round a quiet corner with brighter lighting.
Piano playing was lovely in the background!
Lovely authentic French restaurant. The Cote de Boeuf is to die for!
Lovely atmosphere and impeccable service!
The food was very tasty, looking forward to going back and having dinner!
Food was great, authentic French, good choice of wine. Great ambience, good for special occasions. Place is nicely tucked at a mews, away from traffic. Would definitely return. Place was full, so the staff was very busy but patient.
One of those most perfect restaurants. The food, the staff, the wine were all outstanding, and having it tucked away in a small alley at Charterhouse only added to the atmosphere.
Really nice atmosphere and great food