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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