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Le Vieux Comptoir

4.5
4.5
422 Reviews
£25 and under
French
The best French Bistro and Wine Bar in Marylebone. Why not enjoy our delicious dishes, all home-made by our French Chefs, and our special selection of terrines, foie gras, charcuterie and cheeses.

As an exclusive French Wine Shop, we have a selection of 250 wines & champagnes, all available with the French corkage (Shop price with a corkage between £10 to £20 per bottle).

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2 people

22:00


Booked 3 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    French, Bistro, Wine Bar

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Tue–Sat 12:00–15:00 Apéritif Tue–Sat 18:00–20:00 Dinner Tue–Sat 18:00–21:00

  • Phone number

    020 7224 0303

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

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What 422 people are saying

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. JG

    JonG

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and service
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    High quality bistro-style food and one of the best value selections of great French wines to accompany. A firm favourite.
  3. IV

    IrinaV

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice cosy place with impressive wine card, delicious champagne (we went for multiple kir royals) and tasty food (onion soup and omlettes were outstanding, dessertsare out of this world!). It was friend's recommendation to come fir my birthday. The areas upstairs and outside are under renovation, so only downstairs is available now. The owner is always there, serving food and chatting with guests. He's very pleasant and makes you feel welcome. The waiters were also very nice, polite and quick. The place is popular among French, which is a recommendation in itself.

    Le Vieux ComptoirResponded 6 days agoMerci Irina. Hope to see you again soon. Le Vieux Comptoir

  4. R

    Robin57

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Ideal for friends who meet up every few months. I have also been with my wife on a number of occasions. Excellent atmosphere, very French - don't ask for non French wine unless you wish to upset the owner.
  5. DR

    DavidR

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very good food from a typical French menu. Very good value for Marylebone. Some people might say the menu is limited but there's something for everyone (maybe not if you're 'vegan' but who cares about vegans except vegans :-)) Great wine, a Vacqueyras, Grenache Syrah Mourvèdre @£35.99 and an excellent hostess.
  6. NB

    NigelB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent authentic food and ambience. Simple menu of classic French dishes Friendly welcome and service
  7. P

    Paola

    London

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Absolutely disgusting and unpleasant service. Shame, nice location.

    Le Vieux ComptoirResponded 6 days agoDear Paola, So sorry to notice your disappointment. As per usual, the service has been efficient and of course professional. We welcomed you regardless your late arrival, and we offered to replace the dish you complained about (a French omelette, not cooked enough according to your standards). At least, you liked the location, and you did not complain about the wines. Hopefully, on your next visit, we will be very pleased to welcome you. Le Vieux Comptoir

  8. D

    Doctorpaul

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 29 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Genuine French food in a privately owned, well run restaurant. Never disappointed. Limited menu but delicious escargots and omelette . Try it!
  9. NP

    NickP

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Quiet Saturday lunch to reunite some of the family. Food is what we had hoped - honest authentic French courses, much appreciated by our group. Very attentive but not over-bearing service and highly knowledgeable on the food and wine. A lovely friendly atmosphere. I would recommend this cosy private restaurant tucked away in Marylebone village.
  10. JG

    JonG

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and wine!
  11. LC

    LouiseC

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Charming setting, deliciously authentic French menu, very pleasant service. We dined at 6.30pm on a Tuesday and were the only guests present for over an hour but the restaurant is laid out as a series of small spaces so that you feel comfortable even when dining in solitary splendour. The wine list is of course excellent and it also has a very good range of wines by the glass.
  12. P

    Pucci

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great authentic French wine bar with good range of food. Good ambiance and service as usual.
  13. j

    johnd

    London

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and service
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Really nice experience! Hidden place with French atmosphere! Looking forward to come back!
  15. A

    Anna

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 May 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    My friends and I have been going here for years. In fact, it was one of the first places we wanted to go to after lockdown. Unfortunately, I have to say that our experience has progressively deteriorated over time with a deplorable experience on our last attendance. Food portions are smaller (raclette charcuterie and foie gras particularly), service is less amiable and the fondue quantity was so significantly reduced in comparison to our previous experiences that we only got two dips before the cheese was gone. When we commented on this, the waitress shrugged it off without a smidge of symbolic pleasantry. It’s a great shame for we loved it so. P.S. the Menetou Pinot Noir is barely palatable

    Le Vieux ComptoirResponded on 8 June 2022Dear Anna, Thank you for taking the time to post your feedback. Please allow me to send you my apologies on behalf of the whole team for the unpleasant experience you had last time when you have visited us. As you are one of our esteemed regular customers, I genuinely have faith that you will be coming back and we will have the chance to do better in order to compensate the inconvenience. Sincerely, Le Vieux Comptoir

  16. FQ

    FreddieQueens

    London

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always very happy to dine at the comptoir. Standouts were foie gras, the snails and the steak tartare. Will be great if the council will finally extend its licence though
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Being sub-terranean, you could image yourself in an authentic French “bistro du quartier”, which is great. My salade Lyonnaise was the real deal, as was my wife’ salade Brétone. My boeuf bourgignon could have had a few lardons in it and the sauce, though generous was a bit thin. The Guigal Côtes du Rhone was great value. Overall, lovely way to spend the evening.
  18. AP

    AlexP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tres magnifique! Food was amazing, service was very attentive and the ambient just what was expected of a good restaurant.
  19. M

    Marielaure2708

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 21 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, amazing welcoming I am a big fan of the vieux comptoir and would recommend this restaurant at 200% !!!
  20. M

    Matthijs

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely lovely. Delicious food, great wine and kind service. I would recommend!
  21. HZ

    HadiZ

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Great little place, good food and excellent meat if you like meat. I would personally have liked to see more choice of vegetables on the menu.
  22. RM

    RileyMcClellandamerican

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My experience was beautiful. The food was delishes . It was so amazing
  23. d

    d3clan

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and wine, great surroundings and attentive service.
  24. MW

    MelW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A hidden away gem in a cosy basement. Great food, atmosphere and service. A really lovely place. Would highly recommend.
  25. m

    martinh

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 8 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    French wine bar/ restaurant which is authentic. returned first time since 2019 and still excelent.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I’ve been going here for years and it’s always been a great blend of traditional, uncomplicated French cuisine and great wines at decent prices. This was my first visit this year and the food quality has gone up a notch, thanks to a new chef apparently. To be recommended.
  27. JH

    JeremyH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another splendid meal. Warm welcome and a skilled and helpful service. Fondue of a high quality, and as ever excellent charcuterie. Always a pleasure dining here.
  28. IO

    ImogenO

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you for being so accommodating with our smaller guest :)
  29. NS

    NickS

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Traditional French bistro cuisine, served with charm in an atmospheric cellar restaurant. A little taste of France in the heart of London.
  30. g

    gourmette

    London

    209 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    209 reviews

    Dined on 15 March 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    As always, we had a very enjoyable lunch at Le Vieux Comptoir. The omelette was perfectly cooked and the charcuterie plate was excellent. Matched with good wines, the perfect venue for a quiet midweek lunch!
  31. G

    Goodforky

    London

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 11 March 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    A shame about this place as I think with some more care it could be quite enjoyable. I am not a fan of basement restaurants but this one could work as it feels a bit like a secret den. But then the details are not great. Decor ok-ish, Wine expensive for the quality offered and service could do with morire experienced staff (although some of the - young- girls were lovely). But then the food: really average! We had a canard confit. Basically a piece of duck cooked in the oven with a terrible cheap salad on the side and some boiled young potatoes. The dessert (tarte tatin) Made with puff pastry (NOT fair maison unfortunately) rather than pate brisee was too sweet to my liking. We lingered a bit longer at the bar and were offered 2 glasses of water rather than a drop of digestif like a good owner would do when you spend 50 quid on a glass of wine, 1 main and half dessert of low quality. Oh well.. c’est la Vie. But I won’t go back

    Le Vieux ComptoirResponded on 8 June 2022Good afternoon, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We would like to extend to you our most sincere apologies for your negative experience. This does not come anywhere near our standards of service as we want our customers 100% satisfied. As we take into account our customers feedbacks, we will be working hard to improve the quality our services. Please allow us to do better next time, in case you will change your mind and you will be visiting us again. Sincerely, LVC

  32. NG

    NickG

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. A welcome change and a lovely venue that we will come back to.
  33. NM

    NikkiM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 March 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lovely little restaurant, welcoming atmosphere and staff, simple food and excellent wine.
  34. S

    Sasparilla

    London

    34 reviews

    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on 5 March 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great venue for relaxed dinner with friends. The welcome was friendly and the service throughout pleasant and informative. You're not going to come here for top notch dining - you're coming here for great wine at reasonable prices; no fuss well cooked food of high quality ingredients -designed to be the companion to great conversations. In short, everything you would want a neighbourhood french bistro to be.
  35. RG

    RoseG

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hidden gem in Central London. You feel like you've actually escaped to France!
  36. NB

    NigelBH

    Oxford

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Helpful friendly service and excellent food. My Onglet was superb. One of our party of four recently turned vegan which limited his choices, but the waitress tried hard to find something acceptable for him. It’s a French restaurant with typical fare wonderfully cooked. Maybe not first choice if you’re a vegan!
  37. AL

    AudreyL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious, the fondue was so tasty. Great service, being French, we really felt like we were back to France. The staff was great, took good care of us. Bit pricey but within the price range you would expect in London for French food. Would definitely come back !
  38. MP

    MargaretP

    Devon

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a lovely restaurant with delicious food, superb service and great ambiance - what a treasure!
  39. MS

    MarkS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Typically French with great tasting food and good wine selection. Crème brulé was very rich and creamy with a good caramelized topping...!!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 22 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely outstanding evening. Love this place and would recommend it to anyone wanting a wonderful meal.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Le Vieux Comptoir is rated 4.5 stars by 422 OpenTable diners.

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

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2 people

22:00


Booked 3 times today
Google Map for Le Vieux Comptoir

26 - 28 Moxon Street, Marylebone, London, W1U 4EU

Additional information

  • Area

    Marylebone

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Tue–Sat 12:00–15:00 Apéritif Tue–Sat 18:00–20:00 Dinner Tue–Sat 18:00–21:00

  • Cuisines

    French, Bistro, Wine Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Corkage Fee, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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