Comptoir Gascon

Restaurants, French Farringdon
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Venue says Every second Tuesday we are hosting 'Gascony Night', serving great French classics in Comptoir Gascon style - three course menu at £25pp.

The south-west of France, it would seem from Comptoir Gascon’s menu, is not a good place to be a pig or a duck – or a vegetarian, for that matter. This bistro/deli, like its haute-cuisine big brother Club Gascon round the corner, specialises in the cuisine of Gascony: richer than Depardieu and earthier than Gainsbourg.

The aforementioned porkers and quackers appear in various dishes – grilled duck hearts, crackling with duck egg, duck confit – while starters include the must-order ‘piggy treats’, a charcuterie board with saucisson, pâté, rillettes and slivers of cured tongue. Mains don’t let up on the meat: there are several preparations of foie gras, rabbit and veal kidney (although cod with lavender-scented tomato compote was light and aromatic). Rustic, yes, but sophisticated too, and every dish comes with a bold whack of flavour.

The wine list is exclusively focused on south-west France, meaning this is a great place to explore the area’s native lesser-seen grapes, such as courbu or manseng.

The oddly shaped space is stripped back to brick in that typical Farringdon way, but manages to be cosy and welcoming, especially in the evening when twinkling candles add a touch of romance.

 

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Comptoir Gascon says
Comptoir Gascon is a relaxed and cosy dining retreat, named a ‘wonderful French bistro’ by Fay Maschler. The restaurant’s rustic interior with its wooden furniture and dimmed light is cosy and welcoming, especially in the evening when twinkling candles add a touch of romance.

Holding a Michelin Bib Gourmand, Comptoir Gascon offers the finest French creations, strongly influenced by bold flavours of the region. The menu is inspired by the classic dishes of Gascony - duck confit, rillettes and cassoulet while specials on the blackboard display an array of seasonal gems. The wine list is exclusively focused on South West France, meaning this is a great place to explore classy French bottles and area’s native lesser-seen grapes.
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Venue name: Comptoir Gascon
Contact:
Address: 68 Charterhouse Street
London
EC1M 6HJ
Opening hours: Lunch Tuesday to Saturday 11.45am – 2.30pm Dinner Tuesday to Saturday 5.30pm – 9.30pm
Transport: Tube: Barbican or Farringdon
Price: Main courses £8-£14.50
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Georgie
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Self proclaimed foie gras addict here, telling you that the sexiest burger in London is available at Comptoir Gascon in Smithfield market! A stunning piece of seared foie gras, nestled delicately between the softest, sweetest salt crowned brioche bun, with a small heap of a mayonnaise steeped salad for added indulgent flavour. It's small, a starter, but it's heavenly. Absolutely superb, dreamy and something that i'll certainly keep going back for.