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Le Colombier

#1,377 of 17,733 Restaurants in London
#1,478 of 18,658 Places to Eat in London
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Chelsea
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145 Dovehouse St. | Chelsea Square, London SW3 6LB, England
(020)-7351-1155
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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, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 52
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 3
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  • 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
Great lunch and winelist

Celebrating the all clear from my consultant at The Royal Brompton on a Monday morning could be a disaster. Half expected a bit of Gallic snubbing when we asked at 11.40 am if we could have lunch but greeted warmly, fed well and very much enjoyed crab salad followed by Grouse and Cod. Vegetables... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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surrey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Celebrating the all clear from my consultant at The Royal Brompton on a Monday morning could be a disaster. Half expected a bit of Gallic snubbing when we asked at 11.40 am if we could have lunch but greeted warmly, fed well and very much enjoyed crab salad followed by Grouse and Cod. Vegetables were in evidence, frequently rare in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

This is a quality restaurant laid out with the customer in mind plenty of space professional staff and character. Oh and the foods excellent as well. If your looking for a combination of great fish and meats the menus comprehensive, plenty of talent in recommending that perfect wine. Our evening was great supported by a really good team at Le... More 

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

this is a great restaurant to go as a family but not for young crowd more the mature crowd. Great food and service. must try if you want excellent French food

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Tenby, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We booked a table for seven at Le Colombier and we're really hoping for a pleasant night with our friends from London and California. Service was efficient but with little charm although the dining room is very pretty. Some of our party were lucky and enjoyed delicous meals , the Scallops for instance were beautifully cooked , the filet steak... More 

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Bedfordshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

A truly memorable meal here one evening and cannot wait to go back. A lot of our fellow diners were French speakers, so if the French eat here that's a good sign. What with sounds of the French language, a few dogs lying quietly under tables, the atmosphere, the superb food and the excellent service, we felt that we could... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Shhhh Don't shout about it. Even in the middle of summer it's full of locaL residents enjoying this very good restaurant. The service is attentive without obsequiousness. It shows when a restaurant has trained staff rather than out of work actors. My pate, veal chop, chocolate mouse were just as they should be. Portions are generous. I shall go again... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Staff were very welcoming and attentive. It was clear that they were a very efficient and professional team. Nice menu with a lovely range of dishes. I had the warm goats cheese salad. The cheese was beautiful, however the menu did not state that it had hollandaise sauce or something similar on it. - I can take it or leave... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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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

  • Price Range: $
  • 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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