Luc's Brasserie

4.3
763 reviews
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£26 to £40
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French
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  • Business Meals
  • Lunch
  • Authentic
Luc's is a French Brasserie situated in historic Leadenhall Market in the City of London. The menu comprises of French regional dishes, desserts and cheeses with a well chosen wine list to accompany your meal.
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m
London
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food as always and the service is always friendly. My pigeon was fantastic and the lamb just as good. See you soon hopefully.

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DB
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very atmospheric brasserie restaurant nestled within London's Leadenhall Market. The food here is very good and portion sizes are decent. The main menu makes for a pricey lunch, but there is also a fixed price menu with good options where you'll get change out of £25 for a 3 course meal.

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

Super experience. Brilliant spot to entertain clients. Food didn’t quite live up to the venue, but was still pretty good! Thank you

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RH
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food and great location. Highly recommended for a business lunch.

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s
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Whilst relatively pricey (if you have half decent wine) it still delivers consistently. A Leadenhall Market/Lloyd's institution.

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KH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Constant favourite but time for a change. Food ok but resting on their laurels a bit

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FS
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Extremely unhappy with Luc’s. I booked a table on 2nd January for my 30th birthday, the booking was confirmed and then when we got to the restaurant it was closed. Awful and very disappointing.

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f
London
21 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

First time to visit. Lovely ambience, lovely views over Leadenhall Market. Good choice on the menu, all food was delicious. Good wine list. Good friendly service from Monica. Will definitely come back.

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JB
London
4 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Meeting for a family get together, we favoured the City area and Leadenhall is a favourite venue. Luc's just fits into this whole idea - good food, plenty of space, great staff. Just an excellent place to meet up.

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MV
London
5 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Really enjoyed the visit at this time approaching Christmas . It was much better than the experience of last year .
A good location visited many times when I worked in and out of the Lloyds Market for a long period of time .

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m
London
11 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

we did not have much time and the friendly staff tried to accommodate us . Service was excellent so was the food

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Densely packed, but great service and good food

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VB
London
11 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The service was good, especially since they were so busy. The waitress was extremely considerate about the special dietary needs of my friend and checked and rechecked that my friend had something suitable without making us feel we were a bother. The restaurant was loud with the Christmas lunch crowd and there are rather a lot of stairs into the restaurant and to the toilets which accounts for the lower stars, but two of the party immediately wanted to book for other occasions.

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w
London
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Excellent filet steak. Attentive staff. Very noisy - but it was full of people having work Christmas lunches!

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

Very enjoyable early evening meal. Food good quality and efficient service.
Menu could have had a few more choices, but authentic French recipes.
Good value and quality establishment

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RC
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Average food, average service and overpriced for portion sizes. Sold out of specials before evening service but hadn't removed from board.

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

Good food, great service, lovely location and they managed to meet our request for a table by the window

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T
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was excellent and very reasonable, the service wasn't bad, my only gripe was their booking system. They, or someone but definitely not me, screwed up the booking and registered us for 13:00 instead of 14:30. My confirmation said 14:30 and the person who called in the morning to confirm the booking said they looked forward to seeing us at 14:30. I didn't appreciate the sarcasm from the staff when we arrived at our correct time that I had made a mistake with the booking, nor the email from them some time after 13:00 reprimanding us - albeit politely - that we hadn't turned up or cancelled!

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DL
London
17 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

(Maybe) interestingly, I have ticked the Open Table box for "Neighbourhood Gem". Anybody who works in and around the Lloyd's environment, and who has dined at Luc's will know exactly what I mean. Mo, the Maitre D', and Timi (possibly also the Maitresse D') are marvellous hosts. Regulars are welcomed back; newcomers are given the same degree of welcome and courtesy. It ticks the "Authentic" box from the barman to the chef. I know everyone isn't French, but it's a French restaurant alright. The menu is a comfort for regulars, and a delight for new diners; it changes....just in time, to keep us on our toes. (The recent, seasonal addition of pigeon in the starter menu was very welcome.) Specials cause regulars to take an occasional diversion away from the comprehensive menu. The house wine, as it should be in a proper French Restaurant is excellent and excellent value. Businessmen and women can have a serious or cordial lunch. Non-business people will not feel "out of place", quite the opposite. The occasional "fun lunch" has a perfect venue. It's usually very busy; book a day or two ahead, if you can.

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KB
London
39 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

A classic London Market lunch spot in the eaves of Leadenhall Market- buzzy & fun.

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DP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I really love this restaurant - it’s perfect for business lunches.
It’s not cheap but the food is consistently very good indeed.

My only criticism is that the tables are far too small. Lunch on a table for 2 is a real squeeze and you need to keep moving things about to fit them on. I am getting a bit tired of that to be honest as I’m usually there with just one other person - it’s not an issue if there are 4 of you on a larger table for instance.

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S
London
4 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Just my kind of place. Great atmosphere, food and wines. Nice old French cafe feel to the place. Service not fantastic but they were very busy.

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RJ
London
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Luc‘s is a Great Place for conversation, we went as a group of 7 for a work reunion. Staff were very pleasant.

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CB
London
13 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always a fine dining experience here - a great City based restaurant with plenty of atmosphere and good food

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EB
London
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really like Lucs Brasserie. Good food and good serve ice.

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JG
London
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great location and awesome service. One couldn't really ask for more!

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CJ
London
8 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Set menu is a good selection, great choice of wines, an enjoyable meal

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p
Hampshire
8 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a tremendous authentic French cafe which is superb for business lunches but also excellent for more intimate evening dinners a Deux.

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DP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I've used Luc's for several business lunches over the last year and the food never fails to impress. The Steak in particular is consistently good. However, it quickly becomes a rather pricy affair, and you'll be looking at 3 figures for a 2 course lunch without much effort which feels pretty expensive to me.

It is very good food though.

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C
London
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Fine for a business lunch in a great venue in the heart of the insurance district. No real surprises, but no disappointment either.

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AT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Perfect for business lunch in EC3. Good service, good menu, always busy, and not too pricey

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RT
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Attentive service, classic bistro memo and great ambience. Recommended.

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SD
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at this restaurant, meeting a great -nephew who is working in the City. He did not know the venue but was very impressed and will introduce his friends to it. Our waiter was very attentive and the food was fresh and reasonably priced. A good night out. Also, being first floor, it was cool on a very hot and busy night.

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KL
London
5 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

The restaurant is upstairs through a small entrance. When we got there it was pretty empty and remained that way all evening. The waitress was pretty accommodating with our wine request and gave samples to try. However one of the choices she said we couldn’t have because she couldn’t open it!

The food was average at best, the chicken liver pate was over garlicky and had a grainy lumpy texture. The tomato and goats cheese salad had very little cheese. Main course of cod with chickpea cassoulet was mediocre the very small piece of cod was over cooked and they had run out of new potatoes from lunchtime so chips were the substitute. The fish cake was better.

By 9pm our waitress had changed into her day clothes to serve us as she was going home! A guy at the bar continued to serve us but sat reading a paper throughout. We felt like we had over stayed our welcome.

The lunchtime menu seems to be bigger than the dinner menu, so maybe this is where their focus lies.

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SB
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service, personable, courteous, fun and wonderfully friendly. Good vibe.

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J
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb table again looking into Leadenhall Market. Watch whose walking by and ponder on why certain individuals are dining with others. Good people watching location. Great food and service and many thanks to Luc's for yet another wonderful lunch

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S
Hertfordshire
70 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great lunch venue with good solid French food. Wine assistance from waiter was exceptional and for our second bottle saw us paying less for a much better wine than we had chosen ourselves first time round. Recommend!

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c
London
43 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a fabulous lunch this week! Great food and great service!

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e
London
16 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Luc's is an authentic French brasserie serving a typical prix fixe lunch for excellent value. The "onglet with frites" is fantastic! This bustling and crowded spot is great for a tasty lunch washed down with a glass of house wine. Parfait!

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EC
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb food and service as always. Very impressive.

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