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“Reinventing the culinary heritage of south-west France.” - AA Inspector
LONDON EC1, LONDON POSTAL DISTRICTS
Open since 1998, Club Gascon is something of a grande dame of London’s contemporary French restaurant scene. There’s something of a timeless air to the intimate, low-lit dining room with its marble walls inset with mirrors, while flashes of colour come courtesy of mustard yellow and blue upholstery. Calm and formal right down to the white linen and efficient, knowledgeable service, it’s a polished setting to enjoy imaginative, ambitious, dressed-to-thrill tasting-menu dishes with contemporary spin and interesting flavour combinations inspired by the classic cuisine of south-west France. Take mussels en ‘mouclade’ teamed with pine-smoked foie gras, or rabbit ballotine paired with turnips gratin, wild garlic and lardo sardines.
Facilities – at a glance
Credit cards accepted
- Seats: 42
- Private dining available
- Steps for wheelchair: 2
- Assist dogs welcome
- Closed: Sunday, Bank Holidays, 25 December, 1 January
- Wines under £30: 30
- Wines over £30: 400
- Wines by the glass: 15
- Cuisine style: French
- Vegetarian menu
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About the area
The UK's capital was founded by the Romans shortly after they invaded in 43AD. Since then it’s evolved into one of the greatest cities on earth. From a bloody, squalid history to the vanguard of fashion in the Swinging 1960s to the buzzing metropolis it is today, London has something for everyone. There are very British pursuits like the Oxford and Cambridge boat race, changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace and an impressive collection of traditional English pubs. And that’s not to mention world-renowned arts venues, galleries and museums, award-winning theatre and unrivalled shopping – all found within a few Tube stops of each other.
London’s royal history is not to be missed. Visitors can roam around one of Britain’s finest medieval castles and royal prison, and learn about the final days of Anne Boleyn at the Tower of London or, for the less bloodthirsty, visit the Queen’s London home, Buckingham Palace. Don’t miss out on exploring the capital’s Royal Parks – from St James’ Park and Hyde Park in the centre to the majestic Hampton Court and wilderness of Richmond Park in the southwest.
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