Bringing Provencal cuisine to London
Cigalon is a French restaurant based on Chancery Lane serving authentic Provençal cuisine. Nestled above Baranis, Cigalon is housed in the same magnificent building on Chancery Lane which was once Hodgson’s Auction House and more recently, Hodgson’s Wine Bar. The restaurant is based just off form The Strand and is within walking distance of Covent Garden, Theatre-land and The City of London. Cigalon takes its name after the eponymous hero – a chef – in Marcel Pagnol’s 1935 film of the same name.
Featuring one of London’s most dramatic dining rooms the dining room at Cigalon is double height and glass ceilinged with an open-plan kitchen focused around the wood fired grill. Seating is available for 62 persons and ranges from banquette seating, individual tables and secluded romantic booths all nestled under olive trees and fresh lavender flower displays from Pascal Aussignac. A private dining room accommodates 8 persons.
The cooking is classic Provencal– e.g. Côte de Veau, sauce Mentonaise and Panisses, Pieds et Paquets, Pasta with Cuttlefish, Salade Nicoise, Line-caught Cod & Aioli as well as Baked Aubergine with Goat’s Cheese & Aromatic Herbs.
The wine list is all French with a strong focus on both Provence and Corsica.
Our team is led by Marseillais Head Chef Julien Carlon and Chef Christophe Gravelot who work with trusted suppliers from across the South of France and the UK to guarantee the best-tasting and highest quality produce available.
Gascon Connection Restaurants is a partnership between Michelin-starred chef Pascal Aussignac and business partner Vincent Labeyrie.
Their flagship restaurant, Club Gascon first opened in 1998 and was awarded a Michelin Star in 2002 that it has kept since. In 2007 it was awarded the ultimate peer group accolade of Restaurant of the Year by Caterer Magazine.
Over the years, Pascal Aussignac and Vincent Labeyrie have opened a number of different locations; each celebrating the cuisine of France.
– in Smithfield:
• Club Gascon – Michelin Star since 2002
• Cellar Gascon – Specialist wine bar
• Comptoir Gascon – Michelin Bib Gourmand since 2008
– Le Cercle in Chelsea (closed in 2013)
– in Chancery Lane: Cigalon and Baranis dedicated to Provençal and Corsican cuisine
– Chip + Fish in Westfield London, Stratford City & Trinity Food Court Leeds.
In 2015 Vincent and Pascal launched Duck’N’Roll with Street Feast and London Union. Duck’N Roll is as a “celebration of duck, incorporating flavours of the world” and trades at Trinity Kitchen Leeds, #Dinerama in Shoreditch and sits in residence at Baranis on Saturday evenings.