L'Artiste Muscle

4.6
31 Reviews
£25 and under
French
Authentic French Bistro & Wine Bar Serving traditional dishes reflecting the heart of France! In the hidden gem...Shepherds Market, Mayfair!
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.7
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4.5
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4.5
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OpenTable Diner
London
12 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

L’artiste Musclé is a little gem in Mayfair area. The bistrot looks really lovely and cosy and the staff is absolutely fantastic. The menu is decent and the wine list extremely good. Food wise, I will admit it was comme çi comme ça. Definitely not bad but also nothing extraordinary. Will probably return in the new year to try the cheese and charcuterie boards.

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Fiona
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For a French living in the UK it was a taste from home. The atmosphere and more importantly the food, were the one of the timeless French "bistrot". The addition of some nice spices to the plate made it a perfect blend of Algerian and French gastronomy. In two words: simple and efficient. Add to that the prices, really reasonable and the service, welcoming, agreeable and efficient (maybe that part differs from what you can find in Paris, it definitely is an improvement). In short, a very nice evening, I do recommend it.

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elizabeth
London
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for dinner with my daughter and fiance. Everything was perfect, food delicious and the Chef's recommendations were very welcome. All in all a very relaxing experience during lockdown.

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foodie
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always lovley great place and people food really good

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FrancoisC
London
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great chef, super friendly staff and amazing cozy little place!

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JLgaucher
London
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Regular on friday nights... perfect place for 2 to 6

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and great service!

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Roger
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good place to eat, drink and chat. I hope to go again soon

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TeddyS
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very accommodating and delicious no nonesense food

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Graftonmummy
London
7 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Old favourite. Nothing fancy but full of character. X

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Charles649
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have celebrated anniversaries there for years..and always enjoyed ourselves.But bring back the lamb steak!

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Zo12
London
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food in a lovely location, brilliant wine selection

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StuartJ
London
23 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great location and authentic ambience and great owner/staff. A real gem in Mayfair

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JJ37
Gloucestershire
6 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was friendly and professional, good choice of tasty food at reasonable prices (the mussels were particularly good). Nice table by the window to watch the world go by.

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AnaG
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Overpriced and the portions were ridiculously small. Being myself French I will not recommend this place

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KatherineO
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food, the service and the ambiance.

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viprugbychieftain
London
12 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Warm and friendly with a great atmosphere

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William
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A good range of starters and mains, tasty pudding, good wine and digestif and very good and efficient but friendly service. Memorable for lots of good reasons. Thanks!

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Burkeri
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Loved it - apart from the fact that there were no desserts available - and no warning provided!!

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JHMs
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An outstanding restaurant. The host was friendly and enthusiastic, matching a wine to our choices and explaining menu options. The food was excellent, and Shepherds Market was bustling. Highly recommended.

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SingleSupper
London
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful service, authentic and delicious cuisine, attractive decor, well worth a return visit.

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PhilW
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

L’Artiste Muscle is as good as ever, I have been enjoying the restaurant for nearly 40 years

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PhilP
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I have been eating here off and on for over 40 years.......its still the same good value in a wonderful part of London with the same commitment to service and good quality food that it was always has been.

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TKhan
London
51 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

This is a cosy French bistro in the middle of Shepherds Market square so worth going to if not a foodie.
The table service was overbearing to begin with, when I arrived, before I could settle in, I was asked what I wanted to drink. When my guest arrived 5 mins late, he was also approached instantly. A bit too eager for my liking. The Escargot starter was average at best, the bread was a life saver. No butter served with the bread (maybe it is a French thing). My Beef Bourginon was very average, the meat was a bit chewy and dry, the fries saved me. My guest's Poullet was alright.
On a positive note, on a busy Tue evening, my guest and I kept on discussing 30 mins later than coffee (we didn't eat pudding) but no one from the restaurant rushed us, which I am grateful for and would give them another chance on this basis.

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InnaH
London
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Cozy restaurant with good value food choices
Good selection of wines
Quality food at affordable prices
Would highly recommend for all kinds of occasions:
business lunch/dinner
solo dining
regular get together with friends
date nights

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MICHAELP
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great little french restaurant cozy and inviting with good food

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SarahB
London
6 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I love this place, have been going for years on an infrequent basis, never fails to delight on every level; food, ambience and quaintness - the closest thing to being in Paris!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
9 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Usually have steak which is very good. We went to beef Bourguignon was semi cold and Cassoulet au Canard is better in Cote. Red wine exceptional - will go back for steak and setting at Shepherds Market

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SheenaC
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A delightful French bistro where the menu and wine list were small but very good . The food was delicious and the wine excellent . The service was friendly and quick. I would most certainly come again

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AmandaG
London
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good traditional French food but not outstanding. Good value for money.

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EddieE
London
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Small, but honest! Ordinary French fare, but cooked with 'amour'. Satisfying portions, good service and intimate ambiance.

FAQs

L'Artiste Muscle offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7493 6150.

L'Artiste Muscle is rated 4.6 stars by 31 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.