L'Artiste Muscle

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Like a comforting time warp for its army of old-soldier eateries, Shepherd Market somehow keeps even the most antiquated concepts sheltered from London’s myriad dining trends. A prime example is L’Artiste Musclé, which is still as resolutely shambolic as it’s always been – despite some touching-up here & there. The buzz is ever present, with tables spilling out onto the street, & an open kitchen that sees the likes of snails in garlic & parsley, steak-frites, cassoulet, magret de canard, petit salé aux lentils or calf’s liver with pomme purée, cooked virtually at your shoulder. Bills are almost shockingly kind – a reflection of the shabby-not-chic looks, cheek-by-jowl seating & frequently distant (if well-intentioned) service. Those relegated to the shoebox basement should seek comfort in decent Bordeaux – also at knock-down prices.

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L'Artiste Muscle

1 Shepherd Market ,London W1J 7PA

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Dec 2012

I am afraid I went to the L'Artiste Muscle last night for supper, and having been there before I was very much looking forward to it and excited to be taking new people there but I have to admit my visit was utterly disappointing and I will not be returning. Either the extractor fans in the kitchen were not turned on or were not working, but every time something was cooked (especially a steak) the restaurant filled with smoke; it sat in the air and I felt like we were sitting IN the kitchen rather...

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KM.'s rating

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  • Food & Drink: 6
  • Service: 6
  • Atmosphere: 4
  • Value: 6

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L'Artiste Muscle

1 Shepherd Market ,London W1J 7PA

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Nov 2009

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

I've eaten here three times now (always lunch) and each time has been pleasant; the food is cooked to order and the wines are perhaps basic but good and at sensibl;e prices. It is a small restaurant with wooden floors and tables placed close together, somewhat cramped but this adds to the atmosphere. There is a downstairs (not been down there so I can't comment) but upstairs you can see the food being prepared and cooked. It is French through and through, perhaps rustic, but I have always found it...

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  • Food & Drink: 8
  • Service: 9
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 9

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L'Artiste Muscle

1 Shepherd Market ,London W1J 7PA

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Nov 2008

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

I went here with a big group of friends last weekend. I appreciate that serving a group of 25 for dinner is not every waiter's dream but, at the same time, everyone is a paying customer and it is up to the waiters to take charge of the situation. The waiters were unbelievably rude both during the meal and at the end of it. There was, as there always seems to be with groups, an issue with the bill. Instead of calmly sitting down with the few of us who decided to take charge to sort it out, the waiters...

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  • Food & Drink: 1
  • Service: 1
  • Atmosphere: 1
  • Value: 1

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  • Address: 1 Shepherd Market, London W1J 7PA
  • Telephone: 020 7493 6150
  • Opening Times: Mon-Sun 12N-3pm 6-11pm

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