Le Café du Marché

(4 reviews) 4 5
22 Charterhouse Square Charterhouse Mews Smithfield London East Central London EC1M 6DX
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About Le Café du Marché

22 Charterhouse Square, Charterhouse Mews
Smithfield, London
East Central London, EC1M 6DX

Le Café du Marché is a characterful wedding venue set in a French restaurant in Smithfield, and offering an authentic taste of France in the centre of London.

Tucked away down a cobbled mews in historic Smithfield, close to Barbican and Farringdon, Le Café du Marché is an authentic and atmospheric French restaurant, run by the same family for over thirty years. 

Our high-ceilinged first floor private dining room, Le Grenier “the attic”, has high ceilings, large windows and characterful oak panelling, creating a rustic French atmosphere in the centre of London. The room is self-contained with its own entrance, bar, toilets, and kitchen. The light and airy space seats up to 62 people for lunch or dinner and up to 120 for canapés, but is also cosy enough to suit smaller groups too. The Le Rendezvous seats up to 35 and benefits from the background live jazz that plays in the main restaurant.The whole restaurant can be hired for parties of 95 people.The venue can be decorated to make your wedding day truly personal.

Renowned as an atmospheric and convivial French restaurant. Our menu features authentic, provincial French cuisine and makes the best of fresh and seasonal ingredients from the markets. Our ever-popular classics include soup de poison, la cote de boeuf with sauce béarnaise; braised beef bourguignon and confit of duck. For dessert choose from mousse au chocolat, seasonal fruit tart and classic French cheeses. Private dining menus can be adapted to suit the occasion and your guests, from a three-course set meal for £38.50 per person, bowl food, a finger buffet from £18.95 per person or a selection of canapés such as croque monsieur, duck rilette or caramelised onion croustade.

Perfect for Francophiles of those who would like a stylish French twist on their magical day, we have some fun ideas to choose from: 

Welcome your guests with our house aperitif, Kir Royale.

Create the ambience of a French café with live jazz or blues music or even an Edith Piaf tribute, Oriana Curls.

We can work with our flower suppliers to create a stunning display of French wedding flowers to adorn your tables.

Swap a traditional wedding cake for an outrageously delicious French wedding desert - a croquembouche or croque-en-bouche - a pyramid of caramel covered profiteroles!  Traditionally the bride and groom to cut off the top with a sword while the bridesmaids hold up the corners of the tablecloth to catch the pieces! 

Les dragées are traditional French wedding favours, delicious sugar-coated almond which we import from especially from France. Alternatively, try nougatine – a moreish nougat with honey and nuts.

Our personal and tailored events service will ensure your event runs smoothly. We’re a small family run team and understand how important it is to get all the details right on your wedding day!


• Authentic and characterful venue set in French restaurant • Rustic French atmosphere in centre of London • High ceilings, large windows and characterful oak panelling • Provincial French cuisine using fresh and seasonal ingredients • Add a French twist to your day with a croqu-en-bouche • The whole restaurant can be hired with a capacity of up to 95 people

Facilities at Le Café du Marché

Venue Type :
Exclusive Use
In the City
Pub or Restaurant
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Live Band Facilities
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Corkage Option
Capacity :
Less than 30 guests
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests

Le Café du Marché Reviews (4)

Venue Service

By Lamees and Ahmed, on 05 Nov 2019Date of Wedding - 26 Oct 2019

Thank you for an unforgettable experience! From the very beginning, we could feel that we were in excellent hands. Sophie was so helpful, patient and accommodating throughout the process. Everything was organised flawlessly - from the food, to the live music and logistics for the dancefloor. This really helped us relax and enjoy the day. We had so many positive comments from guests. It was a magical evening in a truly charming and beautiful restaurant. We will be going back for our first anniversary dinner!

Wow what a Saturday night!
Venue Service

By Jess, on 30 Sep 2019Date of Wedding - 10 Aug 2019

Wow what a Saturday night! I wanted to drop you a message and thank you for all the hard work you and your team put into giving us the evening of our lives. You really made us feels so special and taken care of, and we can’t thank you enough!

Venue Service

By Sophie, on 27 Aug 2019Date of Wedding - 08 Jun 2019

We’re struggling to put into words what an amazing job you did on Saturday. We had the perfect day and could not have been happier that we chose Cafe Du Marche to host our reception. So many people have commented on just how exceptional the food and service were. Faultless. Please pass on our thanks to the chefs and staff who were waiting on.

What a wonderful and truly memorably celebration
Venue Service

By Clare, on 31 May 2018Date of Wedding - 20 Jan 2018

What a wonderful and truly memorably celebration. From the champagne on arrival to that fabulous beef, to the room that everyone loved, to the flowing drinks and cocktails and delicious canapés and bowl food which everyone adored, to the wonderful bar staff, the patient waiters, who made the evening feel so warm, relaxed and fantastic. It was everything we could have dreamed of and we always felt so safe and looked after in your care. You made it so special for us and meant that the whole wedding felt truly joyous. We cannot thank you enough for your patience, good humour and supreme efficiency.

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