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L'Absinthe

4.2
4.2
175 Reviews
£26 to £40
French
Opened in 2007 on a pretty corner in the heart of Primrose Hill, L’Absinthe is a traditional French bistro serving traditional, freshly-cooked dishes using the finest (wherever possible local) ingredients. It is fronted by ex-pat Burgundian and ‘Grand Fromage’ Jean-Christophe (JC) Slowik who, along with his trusty partners Laurent Valentino and chef Christophe Fabre, followed their dream to open a neighbourhood restaurant with character and warmth as well as professional service and great cooking.
We are happy to say that we were welcomed with open arms by the Primrose Hill locals and L’Absinthe today is a successful and bustling restaurant with many regular customers and friends as well as great plaudits and favourable reviews under it’s belt.
You are always welcome, we will try to fit you in if you haven’t booked and make your visit, be it with friends, family or significant other, a warmly memorable one.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    French
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 8:00 am–2:30 pm Tue–Sat 6:00 pm–9:30 pm Sat 9:00 am–3:00 pm
  • Phone number
    020 7483 4848
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Catering
    Outside catering available, check website for more info
  • Neighborhood
    Camden Town
  • Parking details
    Free parking after 6pm and all day<br />Saturday & Sunday
  • Public transit
    Chalk farm and Northern line
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

What 175 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.2
4.2 based on all time ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 2.5Value

NoiseEnergetic

175 Reviews
  1. Contact

    London

    75 reviews

    4.0

    75 reviews

    Reviewed on December 18, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    I enjoyed their french dishes. The place is popular and rightly so. It's a bit of squeeze inside.

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  2. KevinB

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Reviewed on September 20, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    Sadly, the excellent restaurant is now CLOSED. It is sorely missed in Primrose Hill

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  3. LynRiley123

    London

    27 reviews

    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Have been here for dinner several times. We like the food the atmosphere but mostly we like the good neighbourhood feeling with the owner chef coming round to say hello to everyone

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    London

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    fab service and food, classic french food with great vibe

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Berkshire

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Just simple food. Cooked well lovely people and service

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Favourite restaurant! Delicious food and friendly service! Thank you

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  7. PhilD

    London

    63 reviews

    4.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Third visit and always very good, really good atmosphere and food. We went on Valentines so was a bit extra special. The food is very French and authentic, all sourced locally with a decent wine list... we will be back a bientot..

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Worcestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2014

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Very friendly, great food. Relaxed atmosphere offering excellent value

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  9. anonymous

    London

    56 reviews

    3.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2014

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    This is my third visit to this cute french bistro in primrose hill, and it never seems to disappoint. Really great food, selection of wine and amazing desserts. I love the apple tartin! Great restaurant to bring friends and catch up!

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  10. Mars

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2014

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    We went to L'Absinthe last Saturday with friends. We really enjoyed the restaurant. The only issue was a large table with people that should be in a pub and not in a restaurant. Not the restaurant fault, but I would still expect that management would address this as we and the other tables close to us could definitely not enjoy the dinner.

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FAQs

L'Absinthe offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7483 4848.

L'Absinthe is rated 4.2 stars by 175 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for L'Absinthe

40 Chalcot Road, London, NW1 8LS

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Camden Town
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 8:00 am–2:30 pm Tue–Sat 6:00 pm–9:30 pm Sat 9:00 am–3:00 pm
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    French
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Free parking after 6pm and all day<br />Saturday & Sunday
  • Public transit
    Chalk farm and Northern line
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine
  • Phone number
    020 7483 4848
  • Catering
    Outside catering available, check website for more info
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