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Le Colombier

#1,032 of 17,109 Restaurants in London
#1,113 of 17,987 Places to Eat in London
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145 Dovehouse St. | Chelsea Square, London SW3 6LB, England
(020)-7351-1155
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Today
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 49
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  • 42
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Wonderful neighbourhood restaurant

Have dined here many times, and the food is always consistently good. Great service, and a nice choice of wines to suit most. Not cheap, but worth every penny. Fillet steak on my last visit was cooked to perfection.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2015
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Have dined here many times, and the food is always consistently good. Great service, and a nice choice of wines to suit most. Not cheap, but worth every penny. Fillet steak on my last visit was cooked to perfection.

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London
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41 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Le Colombier (suitably named the Dovecot) is a very French brasserie restaurant tucked away behind the Royal Marsden and Royal Brompton Hospitals. It seems to be very popular and booking is essential. All the staff are French and will speak good English if they must! Their Oeufs Pochés en Meurette were perfect (£9.30) as was the Steak Tartare (£11.90 as... More 

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178 helpful votes 178 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We decided on a trip to Chelsea after we saw a recommendation for this place from a distinguished chef (Pierre Koffman) in a foodie magazine. We were not disappointed. When we arrived we were greeted warmly and given a decent table in the main dining room. There is also an outside covered terrace which looked pleasant even in the London... More 

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30 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Le Colombier is a proper french restaurant in the heart of Chelsea. On the Saturday of the Easter long weekend it was pleasantly full and had a jolly ambience, with a mix of large tables, couples and smaller groups. The menu - like the decor - is classic Frencb bistro. A large steaming bowl of fish soup (with all the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Typical top Brasserie food,however quality and service make it much better than Paris (sorry to say that!!)

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London, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

All the reviews about it being very French, serving excellent food and delivering great service are true. I often have the crab. It's great value and rare to find a big crab in the shell these days. I highly recommend it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I agree with the many reviews, this is an excellent restaurant. It is tucked away being a 10-12 min walk from South Kensington station. The two course lunch menu at £20 is good value.What I particularly like about the place, is that it isn't pretentious.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Very up market restaurant. Silver service, discreet service, excellent food and wine. There is nothing sub-standard about this pkace! I can't afford to eat here often but it is worth it once in a while!

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chelsea
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22 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Lovely French restaurant in heart of Chelsea (quiet road between Kings Road and Fulham Road) – feels like you’re in a restaurant in a neighbourhood of Paris – but instead of French people you’ve got posh Sloaney locals. We choose this restaurant for my birthday lunch on Saturday (for 13 people) as I had a lovely dinner there in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

This was a celebration lunch, so we returned to one of our favourite places in London with an authentic French feel, excellent attentive staff and always reliable food. After an absence of 3 years, we were amused that the clientele is unchanged - this is still the place for the elegant, older set. We enjoyed delicious, light Crab Salad with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 145 Dovehouse St. | Chelsea Square, London SW3 6LB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Chelsea
  • Neighborhood: Chelsea
  • Phone Number: (020)-7351-1155

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, European
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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