A True Taste of France off Charterhouse Square

The Café du Marché, off Charterhouse Square, is a true Barbican Life favourite. Immaculately white painted brick exterior with blue awnings and smartly tended window boxes may belie the spacious auberge-style main dining areas within, but reflects the care, vision and dedication of an over 30 year old independent family run French restaurant and still employing some of their original staff.   The restaurant’s attractive exterior in Charterhouse Mews The restaurant is tucked away in a tiny dead-end cobbled Mews next to the Malmaison Hotel and given that it thus cannot attract passing … [Read more...]

Café du Marché – standing the test of time

In the Clerkenwell area we are used to restaurants coming and going as they fall in and out of fashion, but the Café du Marché, down a narrow alley off Charterhouse Square, next to the Malmaison Hotel, seems to go on and on – virtually unchanged in its popularity among those who know of it.  It’s not easy to find if you are unaware of its exact location and it certainly picks up no trade from people passing by, spotting it and deciding to give it a try.  The narrow alley is a dead end, so no passing trade, but it makes for a location which one could envisage as being in the middle of rural … [Read more...]

Le Restaurant de Paul to open in Tower 42

Modern French flavour is coming to the City’s dining scene with the opening of Le Restaurant de PAUL in the iconic Tower 42 in September.   Following the launch of the first Le Restaurant de PAUL from leading French artisan bakery and patisserie, PAUL, on Covent Garden’s Bedford Street last summer, the stunning new restaurant will be the brand’s largest venue yet and open with its own bold, individual and completely new look. Opening on the ground floor of Tower 42 on Friday 11th September, Le Restaurant de PAUL will house a spacious 93-cover restaurant, outside seating for … [Read more...]