Le Vieux Comptoir

4.6
138 reviews
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£25 and under
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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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KM
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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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OT
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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OT
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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OT
France
2 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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OT
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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L
London
97 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Great little place with very French menu. Excellent atmosphere and good service.

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R
London
4 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Just excellent no-holds-barred traditional French food with charming host and staff

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KR
London
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great as always and of course we will be returning!!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent. Wine, cheeseboard and service were fantastic and all very reasonably priced considering its location. Would recommend highly.

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c
London
28 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I have lived In Marylebone since 1968 and saw this place when it opened and never went there as it looked more like a shop. I finally tried it and it is really and exceptional place in all respects for food and service and ambiance to make you feel you are dining in France! However, I cannot understand how why they have the hospital like white lights in the conservatory and the cheese cabinet which totally damages the warm traditional yellow lighting and neither matches with the rest of the decor. Please bring back the romance and bring on the yellow and candles! And donate the white lights to an American style Diner!!

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SI
London
18 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Love it. Authentic. Cosy. Very French. Good food
Great atmosphere...relaxed

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L
London
97 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

We had a quick 2 courses at Le Vieux Comptoir before the cinema recently. It’s a lovely restaurant below a wine shop with the advantage of being able to buy your bottle and pay corkage. We will definitely go back to do this when we have more time. Service was exceptional and really welcoming. Very French menu. Delicious cauliflower soup and great escargot. If we lived nearer would go here regularly.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An impeccable experience of France in a restaurant. I can't get enough of this wonderful place. The menu is small so they can deliver meals with care and stunning flavour. The wine selections are excellent from refreshingly lesser known but nonetheless amazing vineyards. The service is way above and beyond what you normally see in a London restaurant. I thoroughly recommend here and can't wait to return.

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HT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been trying to convince my husband to move to London and he’s been stuck on Paris, only Paris! Then we ate here and he changed his tune. Everything felt special the moment we walked in. The LVC burger is what dreams are made of. The steak tartare was perfectly clean, simple and rich. Everything was fantastic including the service. Thank you- I hope we’ll be back soon as locals!

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FL
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Overall was okay. We have been allocated to the table which appear to be an 'additional table'as we've told our booking was made slight late. (our question was why they still accept our booking??)

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The waiter refuses to seat us despite having a reservation with open table.

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w
London
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great lunch with wonderful table amongst the wine!

Very helpful with wine choice and great idea buying from shop.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Merci un vrai endroit de france a londres

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F
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Being French myself, I would definitly recommand this restaurant. Great quality of the food served. Friendly staff who know and their job very well. Felt very welcomed and a frenchie ambiance.

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AM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

We were placed by the fire exit, which as the night progressed was used increasingly by everyone from staff going out to smoke to customers coming in and out. The door would remain open on a hinge to stop it from slamming which would keep the door open for about a minute, then it would not close properly. All of which made the area around our table freezing. Furthermore we were more or less positioned in a corridor so it had very little if any atmosphere. Really, for the price, I don't think they should have a table in this position. I asked to move twice but was told that the restaurant was fully booked. I had booked in advance and really don't think I should have been given such a table.

On the service side, the waiter dripped the wine on each pour and the table was ridiculously small. If it were only these two problems I would not have minded but it just further detracted from the evening's enjoyment.

The food was ok but unremarkable.

I won't be going back.

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a
London
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very accommodating and excellent food and atmosphere.

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J
London
6 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, our favourite restaurant in the area

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D
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely ambience and good value. Always a pleasure.

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SB
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

This is my second visit here and after unreliable service last time, this time was excellent.
The food is very good and portion sizes are generous although the only side options are potatoes and salad.
Desserts are delicious and the wine list is extensive and can be by the glass.
Our only gripe was the £4 for a cup of tea and an extra 50p for decaf coffee. Apart from that an excellent evening.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

We really enjoyed eating at Le Vieux Comptoir. The food was as close to Parisian as you can get in London , and wine and service - and the oysters! were spot on. The menu itself was a bit limited, but it was so tasty it didn't matter . We'll go back soon :-)

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M
London
27 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always a great experience with good food. The raclette was lovely and the boeuf onglet was very good! Service is on point!

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MK
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful French gem set in Marylebone, if you are a wine lover it is a must, if you love a quiet brunch is it essential.

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SB
Manchester
8 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I really enjoyed many things about my evening at Le Vieux Comptoir. The ambience is great, and it's really like having a bit of Paris in London. The foie gras poêlé was wonderful if somewhat minute, but my wife felt her smoked salmon was little more than a slice of salmon slapped on a plate. The onglet de bœuf was superb and generous. My wife enjoyed her tarte au citron, and my flambéed crème brûlée was very good. Sadly, the coffee was frankly disgusting! I had originally booked for 3, but one guest couldn't make it at the last minute, which was probably a blessing in disguise. Our table was cramped even for the two of us : for three it would have been utterly impossible. So I think it represents only fair value for money. Some aspects were delightful, but it was by no means a perfect evening.

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D
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Unique, sweet, cosy and authentic restaurant, wine drinking experience.

Attentive and happy service.

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