Cigalon is a contemporary French restaurant cooking highly seasonal, delicious plates of food inspired by the flavours of Provence and surrounding Mediterranean coastline.
The restaurant will reopen Tuesday to Friday for dinner and for lunch too on Thursdays. Our restaurant is located inside a beautiful former auction house on Chancery Lane. You can enjoy pre-dinner drinks in Baranis, our Riviera inspired cocktail bar with indoor Pétanque.
The menu changes monthly according to what’s most in season, with a focus on lightly grilled meats, beautiful fresh fish and incredible quality vegetables.
The wine list features our pick of the best southern French and Corsican wines around, and we host a monthly wine dinner showcasing our favourite wines from across the world.
Cigalon takes its name after the eponymous hero – a chef – in Marcel Pagnol’s 1935 film of the same name and also the dialect word for cigale or cricket.
The restaurant is housed in a former auction house and features a double height and glass ceilinged dining room with an open-plan kitchen that's focused around the wood fired Josper grill.
Read our opening review from Fay Maschler here
The dining room seats 68 people with banquette seating, individual tables and secluded romantic booths. Our private dining rooms can seat up to 6 persons.
The kitchen is led by Chef Julien Carlon and the cooking is broadly Provençal, with dishes such as Côte de veau, sauce Mentonaise and panisses and Salade niçoise sitting alongside fresh pasta from across the border in Piedmont.
Cigalon belongs to Gascon Connection; a collection of restaurants from Michelin-starred chef Pascal Aussiganc and business partner Vincent Labeyrie.
Cigalon opened in 2010 at the same time as Baranis, a Riviera-inspired cocktail and petanque bar.
As well as Michelin-starred Club Gascon in West Smithfield, Pascal and Vincent have opened a wine bar in the adjacent building and a deli-bistro ‘Comptoir Gascon’ on Charterhouse Street just across the market.
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