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About Le Café du Marché

Smithfield and Charterhouse Square are steeped in history, and Le Café du Marché is one of the area’s oldest restaurants, since Charlie Graham-Wood opened the doors in 1986.

Our historic building was originally stabling and coach houses for neighbouring Charterhouse and later was used as a corset factory, then a medical storage warehouse for nearby St. Bart’s hospital.

Le Café du Marché is named to reflect its proximity to Smithfield meat market – the country’s largest wholesale meat market. When Le Café du Marché opened over thirty years ago, it was one of the first restaurants in the area.

With a family lineage hailing from the culinary capital of Lyon, Charlie Graham-Wood sought to bring straightforward, honest French food to his tables. Our menu features authentic, provincial French cuisine and makes the best of fresh and seasonal ingredients from the markets

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“At heart Le Café du Marché is a family business offering a convivial and personal service and delicious French food.”

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With a family lineage hailing from the culinary capital of Lyon, Charlie Graham-Wood sought to bring straightforward, honest French food to his tables. Our menu features authentic, provincial French cuisine and makes the best of fresh and seasonal ingredients from the markets

Today Charlie’s vision is maintained by his daughter, Sophie Graham-Wood and a loyal team of staff including Head Chef Antonio Pineda has worked at Le Café du Marché for 20 years. Pastry Chef Keith Davies and general managers Roberto Muscas and Carlos Ruiz all joined the Charlie from the early days having worked with him at Restaurant Ship Hispaniola.

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Le Café du Marché has received many praiseworthy reviews over the years.

Read some of our reviews here

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