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#183 of 533 French in London
#3,656 of 17,479 Restaurants in London


USD 6 - USD 19
French, European, Wine Bar
Lunch, Dinner
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A gem, hidden away on a back-street in Marylebone. The duck liver parfait was excellent as was the rest of our menu as well as the selection of wines through out. The "low-key" atmosphere, good service and absence of any disturbing background music added to...the experience. Highly recommended. will definitely come back.. Oh, forgot to mention the prices. very affordable indeed.More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 10 April 2022

Went for the first time last night. We had the mixed platter to start and then the Duck Burgers. The food was delicious, the atmosphere wonderful, as was the service. Definitely going to try the Raclette next time! The restaurant is hidden away in a...cosy basement – a secret place in a wonderful part of London. I highly, highly recommend it!More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 15 February 2022 via mobile

Great food, great atmosphere, perfect if you are looking for something a bit different in London. The staff is amazing too, our waitress (the Swiss girl) was fantastic. 10/10

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed 20 January 2022

From start to finish the food and service was amazing.... will certainly be going back. We had a mixture of starters and mains to share so we got to try a good selection. The Beef Tartare was the highlight for me.

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 8 December 2020

I was a little bit apprehensive about coming after seeing some bad reviews- after eating there I feel like these people just don’t understand how restaurants work! It was a wonderful evening with a very nice waitress who made a kind effort to speak both...French and English to our table (my wife speaks French). The food was very good! Wonderful desserts as well. Yes we had to leave a little early because the table was rebooked but the waitress was not rude about it. I am happy that they are getting enough bookings - would be sad to see the place go out of business. will definitely visit again!More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 19 November 2020

I’ve ordered a portion of bread, and had to pay for the butter coming with it. The confit duck was overcooked, and the snails frozen. I had better dinner experiences at Wetherspoons.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 9 November 2020 via mobile

Surprise find! Walking into the restaurant one would not expect to find such and interesting ambience, and a simple but excellent menu. Everything about it is well thought out. Great place for an intimate evening out or a business meeting.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 1 November 2020

The waitress was very rude to all of us. We were half French and foreign people and she didn’t make any effort to speak English to them, it seems to annoy her. We had for example to ask many times to have a bottle of...water or bread. She took the bottle of wine and fill our glasses without asking if we wanted her to do it just to throw it in the trash so she won’t have to do it later (one of the person were at the toilet and didn’t want more and was surprised to see his glass filled). She didn’t take the time to explain us clearly things so we had to pay more than what we expected. We were surprised that in a French restaurant there is frozen bread which were half unfrozen to eat a fondue. This is a restaurant way too expensive for the quality of the service and the meals. I don’t recommend it if you want to taste a good French restaurant in London.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 27 October 2020

Great experience @ Le Vieux Comptoir: cosy restaurant, nice atmosphere, good food and amazing wine selection. Had a great time there and definitely be back!

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 24 October 2020 via mobile

Called two weeks ago to book a table on Thursday evening for my friend and I and asked if it would be possible to have a table respecting social distancing due to Covid. I’m French and the person on the phone, French as well, asked...me (in French): Why? Are you scared?” with an almost ironic tone. I was stunned by the question and explained to him that “yes indeed I did not want to take unecessary risks as everyone reacts to the virus differently and that the last time we had been assigned a table just next to a group of 6-7 people”. The person then tells me that “of course if you are old and have underlying illnesses, you’re not going to do very well...”. Clearly someone who thought that he was a medical specialist when everybody knows by now that this statement is simply not true and that people of all ages have died! Reminded me the Parisians “know-it-all” when I lived in France. Anyway, I did not bother cancelling the booking for fear of having to listen to more idiotic comments from this person. For sure people like him are not helping to keep the virus under control and will then cry that they lost their job.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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I have no idea: if you look at my ‘review’, you will see that despite our confirmed booking, we were denied our table and turned away by the maitre d’. It was a cold Winter night and we were furious - we had to trudge the... More
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Le Vieux Comptoir is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4