Club Gascon


French | The City

Run by chef Pascal Aussignac, this Smithfield restaurant has been around for a couple of decades - an impressive feat in London - and has held a Michelin star for many of those years. So it's very much a London institution. The menu focuses on Gascon cuisine, so yes there is foie gras.

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Test Driving Club Gascon - the London institution gets a huge overhaul
London Institution Club Gascon has undergone a pretty big refurb. We head down to see what's new about the space.
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Restaurant details

57 West Smithfield, London EC1A 9DS
Nearest tube: 
  • Barbican
  • Farringdon
Telephone number: 020 7600 6144
Michelin star 1 Michelin star
More info: 
  • Private Hire available
  • Bar area


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57 West Smithfield, London EC1A 9DS


Critic reviews - total score 6 out of 10

Critics' score: 4
Tom Howells Time Out
Reviewed on October 11, 2018
"Being 20 years old and Michelin-starred (with prices to match), Club Gascon might have attained ‘classic’ status, but with St John, Luca and The Modern Pantry within walking distance, it seems masochistic to blow around £100 a head on dinner here, instead. Club Gascon is a nice-looking club, sure. It’s just not one that I could recommend joining." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
Ben McCormack Telegraph Estimated score
Reviewed on November 27, 2017
"A turrón is usually a tablet of nougat; here it is a slab of foie served with a Bailey’s and passion fruit sauce, a sweet and savoury flavour bomb that was hands down the best thing I have eaten all year." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 6
Fay Maschler Evening Standard
Reviewed on November 22, 2017
"To stay fit (and incidentally almost preternaturally young) Pascal practices fencing. My lunch companion offers the conclusion that perhaps there should be less parry, more thrust." READ REVIEW