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Le Colombier

#1,104 of 17,068 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
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145 Dovehouse Street | Chelsea Square, London SW3 6LB, England
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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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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54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

i have been for lunch a couple of times recently and unlike French restaurants, we weren't ignored for 20 minutes, but instead the attention was excellent. Eating from the fixed lunch menu at £19.50 gave access to the carpaccio of Tuna which was so good I went back again the next day. Being a warm day the warm salmon followed... More 

Thank gubgub40
London, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a sunny day and we sat outside which was delightful. The service was friendly and excellent. We had langoustines with delicious mayonnaise and smoked salmon. Then scallops and chicken. It was all super. The Yorkshire beer was a must try and there were some good reasonably priced wines.

Thank cas2814
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent straight forward French food. You could be mistaken for thinking that you are in Paris given the levels of French spoken by staff and customers

Thank Metin M
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Traditional French cuisine, great menu, something for everyone and a comprehensive wine list. Service was excellent too.

Thank Allirose129
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62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We wanted to celebrate a special birthday so we booked a table for nine in the main dinning room . The service was excelant attentive but not over powering.As the birthday. Boy wanted to pay for the food and the rest of us would pay for the wine we started with house shampers which was v good. The menu is... More 

Thank clarkio
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29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is very French, like a proper brasserie (but at London prices, of course). I found everything competent - the menu, the wine list, the cuisine and the service - and I thoroughly enjoyed my meal.

Thank Morris v
New York City, New York
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you want traditional French cooking in an attractive bistro environment, this is your place. The menu could have been written in 1955, but French cuisine earned its place as the world's best because of such dishes still featured at Le Colombier! Our most recent visit was on a Sunday evening when many other restaurants are closed, and Le Colombier... More 

Thank Reg187
Frankfurt, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Traditional and excellent french cuisine. The meat dishes are really excellent from tartare to filet steak. Amazing desserts, too.

Thank luckyzac2014
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46 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

It was a last-minute arrangement and we were glad we could get a table on a Friday night. Maybe I was distracted by the unfolding events of the Brexit saga or by the surprising fact that I actually took longer than expected to find the restaurant. Or maybe it was because my dinner partner began talking almost non-stop from the... More 

Thank Eunice C
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

Visited Le Colombier after many years of absence and wondered why I have not been back before. Good service, good food , Nice atmosphere. Understated discreet quality without the show off and useless trendiness. Very elegantly casual dining . All (4) - 3 course - meals served were properly and nicely presented. Great unhurried Saturday lunch . Thak you team... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
French, European
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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: (020)-7351-1155

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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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