Le Vieux Comptoir

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£25 and under
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French
The best French Bistro and Wine Bar in Marylebone. Why not enjoy our delicious dishes, all home-made by our French Chefs, and our special selection of terrines, foie gras, charcuterie and cheeses.

As an exclusive French Wine Shop, we have a selection of 250 wines & champagnes, all available with the French corkage (Shop price with a corkage between £10 to £20 per bottle).

What 198 People Are Saying
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DW
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place. Friendly staff and nice food !

V
London
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, nice ambience, wine divine and would recommend to anyone. Food was good, better explanation needed of all you can eat Fondeu! Originally informed all you can eat Fondeu and croutons, but just croutons! Overall - a must visit!

DG
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, great wine and fantastic service

C
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent place, tucked away in a quiet street near Marylebone High Street. Good selection of reasonably priced wines by the glass.Unobtrusive service.

Highly recommended.

J
London
19 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb - fantastic food - service with genuine hospitality overall great value

SB
London
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely place and food but really object to being charged £2 for extra bread when the bread advertised as part of a dish was insufficient

AA
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very pleasant staff and overall experience. Particularly enjoyed the cheese fondue and desserts

JF
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We always receive a warm welcome here. The staff are brilliant. The food is straightforward French and we love it. Great wine list too.

SP
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall1food5service3ambience4

Very nice food unfortunatley a scam was performed by one of the waiters
The waiter, a man, asks us if everything went well and if he can add the "service charge". With my colleague we laugh and we say of course.
I pay confident without looking too much because in addition I invited my colleague.
On the way back, I look at the billing and the amount charged to my card by the server: the addition of 111.36 pounds with the service included and the server put on the machine 9 pounds more and rounded up to 120.
That is, he abused my trust and put 9 pounds in my pocket without my consent.
I am very disappointed by this verbal scam that your server did to us.
We accepted the service charge not that it adds 9 pounds!
I do not want to come back and it damages the reputation of your establishment.

AH
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the next best thing to going to France for the day!
Great escargots, wonderful vacherin and genuine French ambiance.

C
London
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This is a lovely, lively characterful basement restaurant with an eclectic clientele. A little bit of France just off the Marylebone road.
A somewhat tricky descent down exterior wet concrete steps on the night we went but well worth the risk! Lovely wine and reasonable prices.

AM
London
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Beautiful food and lovely staff. Highly recommend. It was my second time and I would go back again!

j
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food, wine and service in a lovely French ambience unique in London, and very good value

KK
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Soup and main of the day were great. Desert was outstanding

AR
London
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lots of character, some French patrons - good sign! But expensive for what it was.

s
London
8 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good food and wide range of wine. Enjoyable experience

DH
London
9 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A very nice and quiet restaurant offering delicious typically French food served in a nice and quiet atmosphere. The restaurant is fully accessible thanks to a lift and the staff is very nice. We'll come back!

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A lovely little find! Lovely wine list with interesting menu choice, duck burger was fantastic!

VA
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wine and the food were outstanding. I'd definitely come again!

RD
London
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Eating here was like having a meal in a Parisian bistrot - good food and good wine mada a memorable evening. We will return to visit the shop and have lunch. If you are a foodie I highly recommend a visit. A wonderful find in London.

AF
London
13 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely authentic, traditional French food. The wine list is really good and the service is equally good.
Lovely atmosphere for a dinner with friends, or also for couples. Highly recommended!

NV
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Le Vieux Comptoir is a hidden Gem in Marylebone. It has become my regular venue and I do not mention it to too many people :) The Staff are very friendly and give you a warm welcome every time you're there and they serve qualoty food and wines! What is not too like!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This was my first visit to Le Vieux Comptoir but definitely not my last! We absolutely loved the wine and food and I look forward to returning with more friends. The staff were also accomodating, which we appreciated. Still dreaming of the raclette..

Thanks for a lovely dinner!

L
London
39 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

What a wonderful find. Service and staff were so nice to us and the food was outstanding!

J
London
5 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Hidden gem in Marylebone. Feels like having dinner in France. Service was very good with french personnel and the food was simply fantastic.

We will come back for sure.

P
London
7 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Fantastic little spot in Marylebone.. amazing fondue!

j
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wine in an authentically French ambience. Great pricing of high end wines

N
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favourite place to eat in London. The food and wine are incredible.

S
London
18 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous as always. Although it was quieter than usual, we still enjoyed a lovely meal.

SC
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing French restaurant. It is actually the only French restaurant that I go to regularly in London. Good service, amazing food and wine list. I feel like I am back to my home country for a dinner / lunch

SF
London
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Le vieux comptoir never disappoints. I have been a few times and I have always felt welcomed. The service is friendly and attentive. The food is always of high quality. I have tried a few dishes now and I have liked them all. It is so French. Highly recommended

M
London
6 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing welcome and great food and wine!! Highly recommendation for any occasion to share great moments.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

A wonderful evening though somewhat disappointed with my food. My Onglet Boeuf was delightful but the Escargot was bland.

JW
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Simply outstanding, as ever. Great food from a delightfully simple menu - and one if the best and most reasonably priced wine lists in London

AK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Surprisingly affordable place with really well-prepared French staples. We'd very happily make this a regular stop on future trips.

J
London
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favourite restaurants in London. Authentic French food, which is done to perfection. The staff are friendly and make sure you have a good evening.

LM
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

First visit and not disappointed. Great food, ambience and friendly staff. A tea find.

j
London
68 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Hidden down a side street in Marylebone, this French enclave was a pleasant finding. The menu was traditional and dishes were true to their flavours. I enjoyed my confit duck burger, but the smells across the dining room were divine and I am looking forwards to a future visit.

DM
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great value
Consistently good food
Wine is very reasonably priced
Great attentive service from people who care
Best value restaurant I have been to in London

OT
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a pleasure to visit and the very warm welcome. Limited menu but it’s what I like and reminds me of many happy occasions in France. Always perfectly cooked and they understand the meaning of a very rare steak! Excellent wine list and I like being able to choose a bottle of something nice in the wine shop upstairs. The icing on the cake is La Fromagerie and the Ginger Pig just down the road for a larder/fridge top up en passant.