L'Absinthe

Where they are:

L'Absinthe

  • Address: 40 Chalcot Road, London, NW1 8LS
  • Tel: 020 7483 4848

  • Opening Times: Mon-Fri 8am -10pm, Sat 9am -10pm, Sun noon-9pm
  • Proprietor(s): Jean-Christophe Slowik
  • Part of a Chain: No
  • Style: Classic French bistro wine shop with next-door deli.
  • Wine: French
  • Food: Snacks and meals
  • Events: No
  • By the Glass: 3 red&white 175 fr £3.75 +46cl pots/one champagne
  • Retail Sales: yes at shop prices
  • House Wines: Grenache 46cl £10.95

Most of the outlets featured on this site are here because they are pioneers and/or exceptional exponents of the London food and wine scene.

A few such as this one owned by Jean-Christophe Slowik – who worked with Marco Pierre White for 20 years – are here because they are local, maybe quirky and perhaps charming. This one is all three. It offers bistro staples as well as retail-price wines (plus corkage) from an off-licence next door.

REVIEWS (click on the name to visit the review)

Squaremeal Mainly positive, a read of the pro review as well as those from the  diners will give a good general idea of what to expect.

Hardens Generally much harsher set of reviews but still some positivity.