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Renowned as an atmospheric and convivial French restaurant, Le Café du Marché has been open for three decades. Tucked away down a cobbled mews in historic Smithfield, it is one of the oldest restaurants in the area and remains family-run.

Downstairs a characterful restaurant serves authentic French cuisine, while upstairs is a unique private dining room – perfect for parties, dinners, corporate events and wedding celebrations.

To book a table contact 020 7608 1609

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Café du Marché has been quietly serving authentic French cuisine to an ongoing stream of diners, champagne parties, happy regulars, lovers and francophiles for over thirty years.

Le Café du Marché was founded by Charlie Graham-Wood in 1986 and named to reflect its proximity to historic Smithfield Market. Housed in a converted warehouse, once a coach house for the neighbouring Charterhouse.

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Our cuisine has a provincial French accent. The regularly changing menu uses the best fresh and seasonal ingredients, features daily specials and ever popular dishes such as la cote de boeuf with sauce béarnaise; la soupe de poisson; and classic French cheese.

Our Chefs are working constantly to innovate, bringing European influences to their dishes.




Café du Marché

Set Menu

2 courses £33.50 ; 3 courses £39.50

All main courses served with frites and green salad


Le Vin du Café

The Café’s careful selection of wines offers a variety of French regional wines.


La Carte
Des Vins


“The candlelit romance of the place is intensified by its location, a hidden, cobbled arched mews off Charterhouse Square. It’s all enough to turn the most leathery cynic misty-eyed. The food, regularly changing and handwritten on a blackboard under the brick arches, is as unreconstructed as a garlic-breathed, whiskery kiss”

Marina O’Laughlin for The Guardian.


Private Dining

Private Dining

Le Grenier, our unique characterful private dining room, is perfect for formal occasions or relaxed parties and can be combined with the ground floor restaurant for larger events.

Our classic French cuisine can be tailored for your event.

Our personal and tailored events service will ensure your event runs smoothly whether it’s entertaining clients or celebrating a family birthday. Many of our customers return again and again – testament to Le Café being a little bit unusual and rather special.

Private Dining


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“The ideal venue and warm and attentive staff who were so efficient and never officious! We can’t thank you all enough; you were all so helpful and accommodating with our arrangements, always acting with tremendous attention to detail and great care.”

Private Dining Client

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Gift Vouchers

Gift Vouchers

Treat friends and family to a gift voucher for lunch or dinner
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Le Café du Marché

22 Charterhouse Square,
Charterhouse Mews

London EC1M 6DX

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020 7608 1609

Kitchen Opening Hours:
Lunch: Monday-Friday 12pm-2.30pm
Dinner: Monday-Saturday 6pm-10pm

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