A beautiful French restaurant in a secluded mews on the edge of Smithfield

You could be in France

We are a French restaurant in the heart of Smithfield. You will find us at the end of a cobbled mews, approximately 40 yards from Charterhouse Square and Charterhouse Street.

The Café is the main restaurant on the ground floor, Upstairs we also have Le Grenier and Cafe Rendezvous is around the corner.

What people say about us

"You definitely should go - first class service and tasty, inventive food."


"It feels a million miles away from the big city, with its charming French-style interior and friendly, attentive staff."


"One of my favourite pieces of France in London. The café has a fantastic prix fixe menu and is great value."


"A true hidden gem of a place, the meal was spot-on-super-tasty and cooked to perfection."


"The food is authentically French and uniformly delicious."


"Le Café du Marché is a great place to secret yourself away for an afternoon or evening...The menu is a hymn sheet of French classics."

Gourmet Chick

"Good classic French food. I can't think of anything to criticise - the ambience, the decor, everything was perfect."


"Dishes were beautifully presented and near faultless."

Time Out

"An excellent little restaurant with real atmosphere and a good selection of wines and a very tasty good value menu."


"Elegant but welcoming, intimate yet friendly, authentic and relaxed - logged in my mind as 'this little place I know' to impress friends with."


"A fantastic place to celebrate. I'm going back!"


"Classic French Bourgeois cooking - for those occasions when you feel a wave of affinity for France."


"This nest of three restaurants is hidden away close to Smithfield and has been serving traditional French food to happy regulars since 1986."

Evening Standard

"An unforgettable French dining experience."


"Firm favourite among city folk...a constantly changing menu of French classics."

City A.M.

"They use seasonal ingredients and the frequently changing menu reflects this fresh approach to French provincial cooking."


"Le Café du Marché- A bit of France in Smithfield."

Visit London.com

"A little place I know to impress friends with."

Fluid London

"You definitely should go - first class service and tasty, inventive food."

Fluid London

"I just wish every waiter in London put so much heart into their work, but then the restaurant is one big family and is owned by the people who run it."


"Stumbling on this romantic restaurant is like discovering a well kept secret available only to those in the know!."


"A pleasant sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of the Square Mile."


"Definitely on the top of my list...a very intimate, romantic feel to it."


"Excellent service and charming surroundings."


"One small step from the City of London to the French countryside - you're inside Le Café du Marché."


"This is traditional, carefully crafted cuisine in cosy surroundings."


"Unpretentious, buzzy, assured, calm, busy and above all tasty."


"This space is perfect for wedding receptions, birthdays or business functions."

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"A beautifully authentic French restaurant."



Cafe Rendezvous
Now open for breakfast from 7.30 and for lunch from 12pm. Recently renovated: perfect for private parties of up to 30 seated and 60 standing.

Breakfast & Lunch Menu

Dinner Events in Le Grenier "The Attic"
"French Chanson" with Gabrielle Ducomble

9th July & 6th August 2014 7.45pm - 10.00pm

Sings in English and French… with grace, precision and talent…
More information

Opening times


Monday to Friday 12 - 2.30 pm


Monday to Saturday 6 -10 pm