Comptoir Gascon

Posted by Krista on October 21, 2008

Comptoir gascon inside 

Comptoir Gascon
63 Charterhouse Street
EC1M 6HA
Tel: 020 7608 0851

Date of Last Visit: Saturday 18 October 2008

The Victim: Me

The Damage: £11 because I bought some stuff.

The Background: I have no food in the house. Why I do this to myself, I just don't know. So I wake up, starving. Despite last night's excess. And debate my options. I don't want to go to anywhere I've ever been before. So I go to Time Out, which still has one of the best search features around, I think. (Although their Area/Post Code List leaves something to be desired. How about letting me search by Tube Station? I swear they used to have this functionality.) I run this search. And Le Comptoir Gascon it is.

Comptoir gascon one quid croissant

The Entrance: I hate the blue chairs. (Sorry, should have taken a photo.) Really, I hate them. And I don't hate things that often. But I like the big farmhouse table. So I ponder their selections and order a croissant and a decaf latte and catch up on Time Out.

The Food: The croissant is really nice. No idea if they make it themselves. Should have asked. The decaf latte is good too. Really, I'm fine.

I order a loaf of bread, a quiche, and a lemon tart on my way out. Nice.

The Verdict: Nice. But still hate the chairs.

P.S. Don't forget…blog about Your Perfect Day in London by October 24th. I'll summarize all the blog posts for all to publish on their blogs as a traffic-building exercise…

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3 Responses to “Comptoir Gascon”

  1. Gregory
    Oct 21, 2008

    Sounds like one hell of a hangover, especially to be offended by blue chairs in such a manner.

    Anyway, I went to Comptoir when if first opened for dinner and enjoyed their cassoulet and wines. Very South of France on all levels which is no surprise given that they are part of the Club Gascon stable.

    OK It’s not a trip to the gastronomic heavens of Toulouse, but it certainly cheaper than Club Gascon.


  2. Vuk
    Oct 21, 2008

    Thanks for the review. I work close by and never got round to trying the CG out…

    By the way, the first on that search was Piada. Would be interesting to read your view on that place.


  3. IE FOOD
    Oct 22, 2008

    I hate blue chairs made from velvet!



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