Le Vieux Comptoir

4.6
162 reviews
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French
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  • Cosy
  • Notable Wine List
  • Authentic
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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J
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favourite restaurants in London. Authentic French food, which is done to perfection. The staff are friendly and make sure you have a good evening.

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j
London
68 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Hidden down a side street in Marylebone, this French enclave was a pleasant finding. The menu was traditional and dishes were true to their flavours. I enjoyed my confit duck burger, but the smells across the dining room were divine and I am looking forwards to a future visit.

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DM
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great value
Consistently good food
Wine is very reasonably priced
Great attentive service from people who care
Best value restaurant I have been to in London

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always a pleasure to visit and the very warm welcome. Limited menu but it’s what I like and reminds me of many happy occasions in France. Always perfectly cooked and they understand the meaning of a very rare steak! Excellent wine list and I like being able to choose a bottle of something nice in the wine shop upstairs. The icing on the cake is La Fromagerie and the Ginger Pig just down the road for a larder/fridge top up en passant.

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A
London
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My friend and I enjoyed our dinner and evening at Le Vieux Comptoir. We only wished that there were more choices of lower-priced good wine by the glass or carafe considering they have a lovely wine shop upstairs.

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OC
London
6 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Asked for the bill to be split and they charged one card the full amount, luckily we noticed and they paid back in cash but still not the exact amount over charged on the card. It was less than a pound but seriously it was their error and reluctant to give back the small change! It had been a great evening so this was disappointing.

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j
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

i like the design & ambiance of the restaurant, the food although tasty was very basic and overpriced

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n
London
20 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a special place. The food and wine spectacular. Laurence runs a great place.

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b
London
25 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Traditional French fare done well. Generous portion sizes. Excellent fondue and cheese plates.

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IR
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely place with generous dishes. Some of the best food I’ve had in a while. The employees were all really friendly. I’m looking forward to going back.

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S
London
16 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always. We love this place... and that is regularly confirmed by the number of French visitors.

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PK
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious, cosy, personal, quiet, simple menu, good wine and fairly priced. Great for meals with your other half or small groups.

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r
Berlin
66 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Durch den Künstlereingang geht’s hinab ins Kellerrestaurant. Sehr schönes Pariser Flair.
Sehr freundlicher Service.
Guter offener Wein.
Foie Gras und der Ziegenkäsesalat sehr gut.
Steak tartar ok, aber ein bisschen langweilig. Das Quiche des Tages (Ham and Cheese) sehr mächtig und sehr gut.
Insgesamt sehr zu empfehlen.

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E
London
169 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A relatively small menu but all of it was nicely cooked and presented. Generous portions, won't break the bank. Lots of omelettes to choose from, for example. An extensive wine list. Service particularly welcoming and friendly - this made all the difference. Authentic French atmosphere.

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France
3 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Petit bout de France à Londres
Accueil convivial et chaleureux
Très bonne cuisine

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L
London
106 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is a great little place with good basic French cooking. Wide selection of wines (especially if you choose from the shop upstairs). Excellent specials. Great atmosphere.

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s
London
14 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Really great authentic French restaurant.
Food and service very good.
Restaurant in the basement underneath the wine shop but accessible by lift and stairs.
Medium pricey with a £150 bill for 5 of us but we did all have mains and 2 starters with wine and coffee. Watch out for the price if bread basket ( small) and butter as an extra.
A gem in Marylebone.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is amazing 😊

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L
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Really enjoyed it. would have liked a bit more choice on wine list but great service, food and like being in France.

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a
London
12 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Was slightly concerned upon arriving with a sign signalling us to descend into the basement entrance, but when in the space is very cosy. Serious wine place, with a real French feeling. No fuss menu, all the classics but done perfectly. The duck confit with salad was superb and the creme brûlée was the best I’ve ever had.....and I’ve had a lot.
High recommend this hidden gem!

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RS
New England
7 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 2

Eating area is underground with no natural light so don’t let the photos fool you. Very very expensive meal for what we got - onion soup starter which was average (should be the one thing guaranteed in a French brasserie I thought) and a small quiche with some lettuce. Coffee and a shared cheese board - £80 for two people inc tip...which they added of their own accord (I thought that was made illegal?). Service was excellent and everyone was nice and welcoming but considering eating such a small meal underground at such cost...nope not in London where I have so much choice

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G
London
4 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Everything was fine except that when my guest ordered a vodka and tonic they had no tonic water. How can a restaurant run out of tonic water?

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France
4 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

23/03/19
En un mot Parfait !
Accueil chaleureux, cuisine un régal !
Continuez comme ça !

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F
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice location, restaurant in the basement but very well presented, busy so glad we booked. Excellent choices of wine, portions were smaller than expected. Friendly staff.

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KM
London
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We booked blind for a business lunch for 5. The location is a little hard to find with the restaurant downstairs from their shop at the park end of Moxon Street, itself a narrow lane. However, what a little gem! It was quiet, the ambience was authentic, as was the food which was just lovely and very tasty and the service was just right. The most incredible aspect was the price. It is very reasonable for London and for all of the above, excellent value for money. Highly recommended and I'll be back.

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L
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very French but no free bread as in France. Snails tiny. Oysters very good. Only sides salad or potatoes. Chose potatoes of which there were a lot!
Excellent onglet and lemon tart.

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

As we arrived they told the restaurant it would be closed at 10,30 pm , I booked at 9pm (Saturday)
We ordered and the food arrived at 9,40
At 10,10 they told us that we had to go in order to close the restaurant... un polite and unprofessional!!
The food was not good: the Quiche was frozen, the burguignon was like wine...
it was stressing...and it has been the first time that I had such bad experience
Don’t go !

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CB
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Really enjoyed our evening at the Vieux Comptoir, friendly efficient staff, good quality food at a fair price, will definitely go back

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Edinburgh
5 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We all really enjoyed our evening at this lovely French restaurant and the staff were great.

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MW
London
5 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Proper french bistro cuisine.

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p
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The burgundy we had with the duck was great and the duck was full of flavour.
Service swift and friendly.
Wine recommendations spot on

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c
London
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, great food, great wines. I strongly recommend Le Vieux Comptoir

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France
4 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Accueil chaleureux
Très bon restaurant, bonne ambiance
Tout les produits sont frais

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JM
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely lazy meal sat at the old table in the bar. Very relaxed. Excellent wine list and very enjoyable food. Thank you Le Vieux Comptoir. We will be back!!

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London
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent wine menu and exquisite foie gras

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London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Very friendly welcome from the owner, great service and delicious food. Excellent wine very reasonably priced, had an memorable bottle of StJoseph white with oysters and two nice glasses of Gigondas with a beautifully prepared bouef bourginion. Never felt rushed and there was plenty of space between tables to feel private on valentines night. You can always feel you can speak to your table companions in this restaurant. Highly recommended!

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L
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Snails a smidge on the small side, but lovely omelettes and confit duck! Hard to find good French food for a reasonable price in London so would recommend.

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G
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very delicious and authentic french food. Only lacking in vegetables (only available choice was salad).

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MR
London
79 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Le Vieux Comptoir was everything we expected from a french restaurant. It reminded us of a recent trip to Paris. Food was delicious - foie gras, steak, mousse au chocolat. Excellent wine selection at a great price. Service was lovely with that cute french accent!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Like being at a French cafe. We loved it! Will definitely go back. Good value as well.

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