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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Classic authentic French bistro in Chelsea

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At a glance

Open all year
Private dining
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access
Service charge
Credit cards accepted

Le Colombier is the epitome of the old-school neighbourhood French restaurant. On a buzzy corner beside the Royal Marsden Hospital, its blue-canopied terrace, heated and glassed-in for winter, is a hot ticket whatever the weather, while the main dining room is an equally sunny confection of cream and blues. Unfussy, unashamedly classic French brasserie-style dishes are so familiar they hardly need their translations: seared tuna served with oregano vinaigrette, then lamb fillet with Provençale vegetables, or grilled monkfish with tomato and Vermouth sauce. Desserts are similarly vintage – from a decadent tarte Tatin to crème brûlée or mousse au chocolat, while the all-French wine list is the perfect accomplice.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 3
  • Dinner served from: 6.30
  • Dinner served until: 10.30


  • Chef(s): Philippe Tamet

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Traditional French
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 25
  • Wines over £30: 195
  • Wines by the glass: 10

Price guide

  • Starter from: £6.90
  • Main course from19.50
  • Dessert from: £8.20
  • 2-course lunch from: £20.50
  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Steps for wheelchair: 1
  • Assist dogs welcome

Additional information

  • Seats: 70
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 28
  • Off-site parking available: On street (meter)

Getting here

Nearest train station

South Kensington
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