Bar Du Marche
19 Berwick Street, Soho, London W1F 0PX
- Piccadilly Circus Tube Station (0.4 km)
- Tottenham Court Road Tube Station (0.4 km)
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020 7734 4606
39 Dean Street, Soho, London W1D 4PU
immmy: “I went here yesterday and couldn't believe I hadn't been before. Two courses at lunch for £9.90 and the selection of dishes were impressive. The food was delicious with generous portions, and house wines were some of the cheapest you'll find in Soho...” more...
19 reviews of Bar Du Marche in English
We went here with high expectations of experiencing a good value french meal as this was the reputation. The food was awful and it was £55.00 a head!!!!! I started with fish soup – supposed to be ‘authentic and home made’: it was thin and tasted more of tomato than fish, the rouille hadn’t been near a garlic clove and the cheese was wet. I then had carre d’agneau: tough, tasteless with appalling gratin dauphinoise that had clearly been cooked the day before and green beans so overcooked that there was neither texture nor flavour. My companion fared little better – frogs legs were overcooked and the fish platter was uninspiring and again overcooked. A terrible evening although the company was great. THe staff didn’t even notice we were unhappy and we left feeling we had been ripped off.
Strongly recommend avoiding Bar du Marche. The manager is offensive in his way of speaking to patrons and also disrespectful to the customers to the border of fraud – overcharged us for our drinks and slapped on a charge on the credit card bill without us agreeing so beforehand.
In front of: good place, good prices, and a boss sympatic with his customers and his employees...
Behind: a boss who speacks very bad, won't want to pay his emlpoyees and won't respect anybody.
A very bad restaurant with a swindler as a boss!
Went here last night and had an enjoyable meal. I had the toulouse sausage with dauphinoise potatoes and vegetables while my partner had moules frites. The toulouse sausages were excellent, and the portion so large that I couldn't finish the meal, I had to leave over half the potato and vegetables. My partner thought her moules were great as well.
We also had a side dish of green beans which were lovely, butvery heavy on the butter (some would say that is a good thing).
The only downside would be the lack of space. We were at the front of the restaurant, and very close to two other tables. This made it a bit difficult to carry on a private conversation and we could hear everyone else's conversations too.
This place is rubbish now. Really awful vinaigrette with the goats cheese salad. Far too strong and the veg a day old after the cutting. Really soft tomatoes, but in a bad way. Cheese served on little bits of soggy bread, which is not advertised.
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Visiting this place just proves to me how good Qype is for finding new places. Reading the previous reviews the consensus was clearly that this was a no-nonsense good value restaurant with a French style. That's exactly what we found. On the day we visited there weren't any French speaking staff front of house (our waitress did not understand what "a point" meant as a "cuisson". However the service was friendly and unobtrusive and the food excellent. My steak a poivre was excellent (and a point), and my colleagues salmon almost converted me to healthy eating. It's just like everyone else has said. A great place.
A little gem in Soho - a bit away from the main bit and quite easy to walk past. This place actually feels like you’re in France, a lovely, relaxed cafe style place. Walls are covered in art and bits and pieces, all a bit mish mash which adds to the cool feel. They have a set menu which is not much cheaper than eating a la carte. Well, interestingly the first page of the menu is a range of starters and mains which are pretty cheap - and then the rest of the menu has more choices at slightly higher prices. And the wines are good and inexpensive - I like that this place is clearly proud of all its food and doesn’t try to sell you the priciest stuff.
Stuffed mussels were huge and buttery and flavoursome and the foie gras in thin slices was lovely (apparently). Steak frites, signature dish, was perfect and they served it bloody. Rabbit stew was simple and generous in size. All the staff are French, of course, and very relaxed. It’s intimate, simple, delicious and I can’t recommend highly enough. In fact I’ve already booked to go again. No need to reserve during the week.
My girlfriend’s favourite restaurant!
This is a great french restaurant on Berwick street in Soho, selling reasonably priced and tasty French food (£7-£10 main courses). I recommend the steak and chips or moules et frites, and my girlfriend has a large goats cheese salad.
The cook and manager are friendly, and are amused and not snooty about our questionable attempts at French.
Its a small place, but there is extra room downstairs and you can normally get a table, and in summer its very pleasant to sit outside watching soho go past over a glass of vin rouge!
Excellent value food with a decent wine list. It’s a favourite place to eat on a Friday evening after work. The menu is simple and the service from the mostly French staff is friendly and swift. The steak and chips is hugely popular and is great when washed down with some wine.
If you like the pictures on the wall you may even be able to take one home. Many of them are for sale.
I went to this restaurant the other week with work colleagues and I was there from 2pm till 9pm, and definitely wasn’t the last to leave!
The food was pretty basic French fare, but authentic and reasonably priced. We were seated downstairs as the party was pretty large, which meant it was sometimes difficult to get hold of waiting staff when you needed them.
This is however a minor quibble, for the location the price was fair, though my favourite chippy in London is located next door if you’re looking for really good value!
Have been going to this great little French bistro in Soho for years.
It feels like you have stepped into a Paris back street when you walk in.
Very narrow ground floor bar and restaurant area can make it quite “cosy”, so if you are looking for somwhere you won’t be overheard this might not be the place. Having said that there is a bigger restaurant downstairs.
The food is pretty decent, but don’t expect michellin star quality here. It does do a fairly decent steak et frites. It has a “prix fix” menu which is great value along with some slightly more expensive dishes. You can get a starter and a main, and half a bottle of house wine for about 20 quid - pretty good for Central London.
Is owned by a great french guy (so pretty authentic!) who is very friendly and charismatic.
It is right on Berwick St. Market and has tables on the street in the summer, so is great for people watching with a glass of wine.
would definately recommend this place, loads of charm!
I always go here with my French friends … I think this is the best compliment a French restaurant outside France could wish for. The menu hasn’t changed in a decade, if not longer, and neigher have the prices. A real gem. No better place to watch the world go by while - it may not be the South of France, but Berwick Street has its fair share of characters.
This place is amazing. The food is really well cooked, perfect flavor and served hot. The service is really friendly. The atmosphere of the place is nice, very french but when you’re there, you feel like you’re part of their family. Its really nice. I’m quickly becoming addicted to this place.
A true hidden gem in the heart of SOHO.
This is a really lovely restaurant. the food is delicious, portions are a perfect size, not too big and not too small. all the waiters are really friendly and polite and really helpfull. was a little disapointed with the wine, i thought it tasted quite cheap and didn’t fit with the food properly. generally, it is a really nice atmosphere and always a good experience.
Bar du Marche is a hidden gem. Been here a few times now on dates and the food has always been top class!
It has an unpretentious air, and is a great place to watch interesting characters. The place oozes rustic French charm, all of the staff are French and very efficient! the menu is in french and english.
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