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Chez Mal

#2,358 of 17,544 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Neighbourhood:
Clerkenwell
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18-21 Charterhouse Square, London EC1M 6AH, England
+44 20 7012 3700
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Arrived for a late lunch after a recommendation from a friend. A beautiful exterior with a clean, trendy interior. A classic British set menu delivered with excellent service, finished with a whisky at the bar. Great Sunday afternoon.

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Thank Greg M
Grangemouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Dinner was lovely; I had the turkey from the seasonal fixed price menu and it was absolutely delicious. However the restaurant was so dimly lit I couldn't actually see half of the food on my plate - this was a bit off-putting. Might be worth increasing the lighting just a tiny bit so that people can see their food rather... More 

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Thank mizliz_uk
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cool place. Really lovely. Cool staff and relax. It is not a Michelin star place and they don't want to be. Go there, have fun, bring good friends and enjoy. Cheap as chips

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1 Thank Filipe S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everything was perfect! We did celebrate my mother's birthday and I am so glad to have chosen this place for this occasion. The staff made our evening perfect! The welcoming was very nice, the staff was smiling all night and the food was really good. The restaurant is very nice, with a nice music. I absolutely recommend this place to... More 

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1 Thank Vanina A
London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went for Sunday Lunch with a group of friends. Very slow service, we had to ask for everything multiple times. The starter buffet wasn't particularly well stocked and the main course beef portion was tiny. At least the beef itself was tasty. The roast veg was oily and almost raw, very under-done. Overall a disappointing meal.

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Thank K P
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for a Sunday lunch with unlimited prosecco which is always a winner in my book. Food was fantastic and buffet was a welcome treat! Great food and very friendly and knowledgeable staff and big thanks to Ricardo who was on hand with so many questions we had. We will be back with friends. 5🌟

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1 Thank GGlocation
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Goof place. Nice food. Staff was lovely. The restaurant decoration is Very cool. Not a pretentious pkace. Just go to enjoy the night with friends

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1 Thank dianasahib
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Omg!! Had Brunch here yesterday, the chefs table was brilliant, please see photos, you can have as many helpings as you like followed by a main course, lots to choose from I had roast beef and it was so tender followed by (if you can manage) a dessert. Hint: the sticky toffee pudding is to die for! The staff are... More 

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3 Thank Bettyboop1813
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Came here for a brunch; the food was exceptional and the drinks did not stop flowing. Staff were incredibly friendly and attentive and the buffet bar had everything you could have wanted! The bottomless prosecco was not normally on the menu so I hope they continue to do it as it was such a great place for a bottomless brunch!

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

The menu was varied and interesting and most of the meals I had here were delicious, even the breakfasts.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$19 - US$32
Cuisine
European, British, French, American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18-21 Charterhouse Square, London EC1M 6AH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Clerkenwell
  • Neighbourhood: Clerkenwell
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7012 3700
Description
A seductive and seriously sexy bar and brasserie based in the famous Charterhouse Square, the Malmaison Brasserie is beautifully chic and contemporary, with mood enhancing down lighting and a lively atmosphere. With the a la carte menu changing seasonally, the wholesome, modern British cuisine is always first class. Alongside a separate menu of locally produced food, the extensive wine list reflects the brassiere's 'serious about wine' culture and will indulge your every need. The laid back bar area is popular with business folk looking to chill out after work over a few beers and cocktails, whilst the restaurant offers plenty of cosy corners and nooks for private chats. The Malmaison Brasserie is also a great choice for groups with semi-private vaults and a fabulous private dining room overlooking the brasserie. Coupled with the friendly, knowledgeable serving staff, an evening here will undoubtedly be a huge success.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Clerkenwell

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Clerkenwell
Owing to its proximity to Smithfield Market – the site of an ancient meat market which remains in operation today – Clerkenwell boasts a plethora of globally renowned restaurants, fabulous local eateries, and some of London's favorite pubs. This isn't merely a focal point for all things foodie though. Spend enough time wondering through the area's maze of streets and you might become accustomed to the litany of slinky models passing between Clerkenwell's handful of fashion houses. Far outnumbering the models are craftspeople and designers, many of them are more than happy to welcome visitors into their studios and showrooms.
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