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Le Colombier

#1,218 of 17,689 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
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Chelsea
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145 Dovehouse Street | Chelsea Square, London SW3 6LB, England
+44 20 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
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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After many years I revisited Le Colombier over the Christmas holiday and realised why I hadn't been back before. Thin Soup de poison followed by a thinner tuna steak and accompanied by thin wine. No good points to mention with even the French Fries below par. Not even reasonably priced. I'll give it another ten years before I return.

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Thank David D
London, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have been to le Colombier for many years and it has never failed me once. The service is efficient, and kind One of the few places where they know how to cook offals like kidney or sweetbread. The wine list is impressive especially for Bordeaux. I will always go back with pleasure.

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Thank Beatrice S
London, United Kingdom
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124 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

A regulars know , this is a first class brasserie with a superb wine list. However our main course set lunch 'panache of 3 fish' was so bad, dull, tasteless, and overcooked i will have to downgrade to 3 stars. I will return , as this may be a one off disaster, hopefully.

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1 Thank tony r
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

Having been to Le Colombier ever since it opened I make a point of returning each time I visit London. I can only highly recommend Le Colombier for its' amazing consistency, great menu, fantastic wine list, excellent and efficient serving staff. The food is always delicious and cooked to perfection from fresh produce. Didier Garnier is the most amiable restaurant... More 

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Thank Philip H
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

This restaurant deserves top accolade. The welcome by the staff was the beginning of an exemplary lunch time treat. Smoked salmon at its best without being too salty which is often the case. The quality of the beef delightfully served on a bed of small french beans strapped with a string of onion, followed by a tarte tatin with a... More 

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016

You are greeted as you enter all the staff smile when they pass you by. You feel very welcome and at home. On entering it has a very traditional European feel to it and has nicely spaced tables no have to brush past as you move around. I had the Tuna to start which was lovely and went down a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016 via mobile

Super lunch with all the French classics on offer. Attentive service and well priced wine. Old school charm.

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Thank ashleyoak
Ulm, Germany
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful french food, very nice brassiere style dishes. Friendly staff, quick service. Incredible value for money at lunch. Nice to choose between starter and main course or main and dessert at the 2 course set lunch menu. We will come back.

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Thank Hobbygourmet
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Having visited the Hospital nearby with my brother and now my wife, this restaurant is a addition that makes the day worthwhile and special. The menu is great the food divine and the staff are a joy, attentive personable and very professional. I have only been about four times but its always worth giving thanks to a place that makes... More 

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Thank Michael W
Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic food, cozy restaurant, no tourists, great staff! They can handle a large group of people and assist you in arranging a set menu. Highly recommended.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 145 Dovehouse Street | Chelsea Square, London SW3 6LB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Chelsea
  • Neighborhood: Chelsea
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7351 1155

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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