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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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Gutsy French dishes near Smithfield Market

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At a glance

Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access
Children welcome

Comptoir deals in the gutsy food of southwest France, delivering simple market-driven cooking with full-on flavours. Seared cod, baby gem and chorizo, wild garlic sauce is well executed, and desserts - like lemon tart or a classic chocolate fondant - keep things simple yet show acute technical ability in their making. The decor fits the bill with its modern-rustic vibe; exposed brickwork and ducting, dinky elbow-to-elbow wooden tables, small velour-covered chairs and wines tantalising from their shelves, while the miniscule deli counter - with displays of breads, conserves, pastries and the like - offers supplies to take away. Well-chosen wines are from southwest France... where else?

Opening hours

  • Closed:: Xmas–31 Dec, BHs
  • Days closed:: Sun–Mon
  • Lunch served from:: 12
  • until : 2.15
  • Dinner served from:: 6.30
  • until: 9.30


  • Chef: Pascal Aussignac

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style:: Traditional European
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30:: 3
  • Wines over £30:: 11
  • Wines by the glass:: 4

Price guide

  • Starter from £: 5.50
  • Main course from £: 9.75
  • Dessert from £: 4
  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted


  • Children welcome


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


  • Seats:: 45
  • Off-site parking available:: NCP 50 mtrs

Additional information

  • Seats:: 45

Getting here

Nearest train station

Farringdon, Barbican, St Paul's
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