Le Chandelier

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Try to nab a table in the front section of this pretty salon de thé to appreciate its charm. With glass chandeliers, antique mirrors & a distressed dresser stacked with glass tea jars, Le Chandelier is the epitome of Gallic girlishness. Out back, the café opens in to a tiled room, full of mismatched furniture, with a confused, vaguely Moroccan feel. Although there’s a menu of breakfasts & French bistro food (pâtés, salads, duck à l’orange), & the odd north African dish, this venue is really all about the 30-plus varieties of tea, to be sipped while eating fancy patisserie. Choose loose-leaf organic lapsang, Yellow Gold oolong or one of the gorgeous flowering varieties, perhaps with a pear tart or coconut cake. Service can be haphazard & a little offhand.

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Le Chandelier

161 Lordship Lane ,London SE22 8HX

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Let them eat cake

by   platinum reviewer (70)

Jul 2015

I wanted to like Le Chandelier more; it looks good on paper and has several trappings of a neighbourhood gem. It's dressed for romance when decorated with tiers of pastries during afternoon tea, or under cover of darkness when plentiful chandeliers twinkle. (On which note, see you something you like? Then you can purchase said fitting, thanks to the ‘Atelier' service). Having perfected all things cake-based, Le Chandelier now offers licensed suppers from Thursday to Saturday. We oohed...

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  • Food & Drink: 4
  • Service: 6
  • Atmosphere: 4
  • Value: 5

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Le Chandelier

161 Lordship Lane ,London SE22 8HX

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Jul 2009

The native oysters were as good as they should be but the steak had been steamed and arrived wet, soggy and sad. I had to ask that the chef try again but the second attempt was no better. If a french restaurant can't knock out an entrecote properly then I don't think it's worth a second visit.

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  • Food & Drink: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Atmosphere: 5
  • Value: 2

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Essential Details for Le Chandelier

  • Cuisine: Cafes
  • Area: East Dulwich
  • Price: £21.00
  • Wine: £15.50
  • Champagne: £37.50
  • Private Dining: 25

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