Le Vieux Comptoir

4.5
96 reviews
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£25 and under
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French
Top tags:
  • 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).

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
French, Bistro, Wine Bar
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Hours of Operation
Lunch from 12:00 to 16:00 pm
Enjoy our Famous French Apéritif (from 17:00 pm to 21:00 pm)
Dinner from 18:00 pm to 22:30 pm (last food order at 21:45 pm)
French Brunch on Sundays from 12:00 to 17:00 pm
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Phone number
020 7224 0303
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Additional
Beer, Corkage Fee, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 96 People Are Saying
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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Ruined our date night. Booked the only way it makes you book which is a table at the restaurant and upon arrival been given a stool at the bar. I’ve noted it was a very special occasion and nevertheless they insisted we booked incorrectly whilst THEY messed us around. Sort your booking system out and who manages them as you should have called first thing in the morning to advise re table situation rather than completely ruin our night or thinking that giving us the worst made up table right on the entrance door - where everyone was going in and out to smoke also including stuff relentlessly- and offering two glasses of wine would do. It didn’t and it wouldn’t. I am still waiting for you to move us to a seat you were sorting out for us. Thanks for an ugly night, thanks for nothing. The most appalling, shocking experience but hey, they said it was customers fault as they obsvioudly don’t care nor value them

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a
London
34 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

at night you have to go downstairs to find Le Vieu Comptoir. It's right at the end of Moxon St, well away from Marylebone High Street, with not much to show there's a restaurant there. It looked quite closed when I arrived, and the steps are steep, but inside it's warm and friendly and welcoming, and good value for money. The confit duck with melted cheese was a little weird, but not unpleasant, and my companion's ham omelette with salad proved very popular. The wine by the glass was perfectly nice. This perhaps sounds a little damning, but it's not meant to be; it's a nice restaurant, the service was excellent and i'd certainly go again.

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RB
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We had a fantastic meal - my Father had the plat du jour which was Duck at the weekend and he said it was "the best duck" he has "ever had". The onglet de boeuf was really tender and the flavours were incredible. Lovely potatoes too. Only one little down side and that was too much squirty cream on the profiteroles. Would highly recommend. Cosy, quaint restaurant, great wine and authentic french food.

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HF
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 5

A hidden gem. It looks like a wine shop from the street. Do not be deterred. Go down to the restaurant and choose your wine, which is charged at retail plus modest corkage and then enjoy the traditional French food. Frogs legs and escargot festure as does duck confit and skirt steak. Everything was delicious. It was full by the time we left and there were lots of locals (French locals), which is always a good sign. After sharing lemon tart to finish, we left feeling like we had been to France for dinner. Recommended!

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j
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Really enjoyed our meal but would have liked to have choice of green vegetables.

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A
London
10 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Tucked away in Marylebone away from the madding crowds this makes for an charming setting. Staff are friendly, helpful and efficient. Warm and cosy inside with delicious traditional French food with a wide range of French wines to choose from. Great for quiet intimate get togethers and no loud music.

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

Nice place, very friendly staff, food decent, good wine choice, not bad value. My only complaint is that I wanted to sit in the bar, which was unfortunately occupied by 2 adults and 3 very young very noisy children which I do not appreciate. Children should either not be in bars or if they are noisy should be asked to leave.

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RO
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

This lunch cost £72.00. A 12.5% service charge made up that total. The food was poor and the whole experience was not worth that money.
The cost of the meal did not include any alcohol.
I achaully cannot believe how anyone could revisit this restaurant if they had anything like the experience we had.

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JH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Nice place but see was slow-it took an hour to get our first course. Making it worse, we had to sit on stools.
Will possibly try again.

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OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Wonderful food, wine and service - until being unceremoniously kicked out on the stroke of 10:30pm.. A license thing supposedly. Shame as it was a lovely meal

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GT
London
9 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent food and wine list. Very French. A little pricey but not unexpected in Marylebone.

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IB
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is a hidden gem of Marylebone. The food was excellent and the wine selection is on point. Definitely coming back to try more items from the menu and bringing my friends with me!

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CC
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One word: PERFECT.
The better boeuf bourguignon I have ever taste.
Thank you for the excellent food, and the very warm welcome.
I recommend

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LE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic fondue!!! We will be returning to try the Raclette!

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A
London
4 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The venue is basically a wine merchants that serves food downstairs. We had just a simple omelette and salad for a light lunch. Tasty food, friendly service, lovely authentic atmosphere. Would go again.

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GP
London
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful French restaurant in a very nice neighborhood in London!

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SA
London
11 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Food is always great and staff lovely. Wine speaks for itself

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J
London
4 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife met friends and they had a great experience Great food, service and everything perfect. A great time was had by all.

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HW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant service, great wine and really delicious food.

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M
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic evening here, intimate yet vibrant. Excellent service and the best desserts ever!

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Lovely evening here as always. I am a regular at this charming and hidden bistro. Strongly recommended.

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CA
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely authentic simple French food. Gorgeous couple of glasses of champagne. Good value. Friendly, knowledgeable unobtrusive service. Cosy and unpretentious.

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MG
London
267 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Simple traditional French food, with a good range of wines and very pleasant service. Prices fair.

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B
London
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best French address in London. Great location. Great team. Amazing wine list. You feel at home

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N
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

A lovely setting for this place and it entices you inside. Once there, the surroundings make for a nice evening and an enjoyable wine tasting experience if you dare!

The food quality is very good, certainly on our main courses however the creme brulee was served completely cold and when we complained the staff attitude could not have been more ridiculous. No acceptance of responsibility was taken, not was an apology. When we then questioned their approach to customer service we were almost threatened with a more than vocal waiter.
It was a real shame and a sad way to end the evening but the incomprehensible customer service here would not make me recommend it at all.
I’ve checked reviews and others have a different experience. Maybe they were having an “ off” night but when you use the excuse “ we are busy “.... you’d best be ready to back that up. Sadly they didn’t..

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HG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Happily sat in this restaurant for four hours with an old friend over a long lunch with wine. It was very quiet at lunchtime on the weekend but the staff were very attentive and the food was excellent. We both had a fantastic time and would go again

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Authentic french food!

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Le Vieux Comptoir is a small, authentically French hidden gem of a restaurant in London. Go!

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l
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Having lived in France for some years and converted to local foods and drunks, I can state that Le Vieux Comptoir is week above par so many other French establishments for genuinity authenticity and adherence to traditions -sadly getting lost lately, even in France.

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R
London
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

Went for a family get together. Very slow service, waited an hour for food after ordering, poor presentation, uncooked fish and vegetables in parcel proved inedible and had to be sent back, no apology, we politely complained to the French manager who adopted a sneering condescending attitude, simply couldn’t care less. Altogether a very disappointing evening compounded by the objectionable smirking behaviour of the manager who has no clue he is in a service industry. We won’t be going back.

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AG
London
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant! The quality of the food is consistently good, the staff very welcoming , beautiful building ,amazing wines

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JF
London
5 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! £80 for excellent starters, two lovely mains and an incredible bottle of wine!

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N
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very nice and quiet place. Good wine and good food. Did not like the fact they charged extra for additional bread with a large board. Other than that, all good !

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JF
London
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great atmosphere and friendly efficient service from knowledgable staff. Love the menu. Dishes are generous and great value.

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s
Chicago
60 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is an interesting hybrid of wine shop/deli/restaurant. It is about as French as one can find in London, but it is NOT fancy, it is NOT a bistro, it is NOT trendy, it is, simply, excellent. The menu is not large, but the food is fantastic.

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BW
London
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This neighbourhood restaurant is tucked away just off Marylebone High Street, next to the entrance to Paddington Square Gardens.

We were looking for a quiet informal place for a light business lunch, and this place was perfect.

We were downstairs (upstairs is a wine shop/wine tasting area?), but there was a large skylight which gave the sense of being in a light airy conservatory.

Food was natural and great and the service was just right.

Would definitely return for lunch, dinner or coffee during the day and would recommend to friends.

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L
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good value in Marylebone, a fun area full of shops and restaurants

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PD
London
56 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First visit but a really great meal, superb wine selection from the shop and cellar you can choose from. The menu was small but really good, we had the onglet which was superbly cooked. Great atmosphere and service. We will be back, please go visit for a real taste of France in central London !!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We were made to feel very welcome and not rushed at all. Very relaxed atmosphere spectacular wine at a reasoanble price. This place is a hidden gem

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AS
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always such an amazing experience at Le Vieux Comptoir. I’ve brought so many of my friends, and even my mother. And they all love it just as much.
Would come every week if possible.

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