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Blanchette Soho

9 D'Arblay Street, London, United Kingdom, W1F 8DR
Critics Review 5/5
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Opening Information

Monday to Saturday 12.00 noon - 11.00 pm
Sunday 12.00 noon - 9.00 pm

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Gluten Free Available
  • Private Dining
  • Business Lunch
  • Outside Seating Area
  • Free WiFi
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About Blanchette Soho

Blanchette is a French bistro serving simple, classic and inventive French food. Our concept is based on the idea of sharing Small French family dishes with charcuterie plates, homemade terrines, oysters, cheese, whole roasted chicken and apple tart fea­turing on the menu. A fine selection of drinks will also be available, such as French wine and organic cider.

Cuisine: French
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Critics Review
Review by Jay Rayner -Guardian Food & Drink
5/5
Extract from:'Blanchette: restaurant review' by Jay Rayner 20/4/14 What the brothers do, they do lovingly. They will not ask for your email address or your credit-card number. They don't want to send you a Christmas card. They just want to feed you. Blanchette is not a hassle. For that alone I love them. The menu is split between selections of cheese with brilliant names like Tomme d'Abondance, various charcuterie – coppa, truffled saucisson, snacks and small plates. There is a glorious old-school vibe. Crispy frogs legs with bois boudran sauce. Photograph: Sophia Evans for the Observer Crisp deep-fried frogs' legs, to be stripped in one go from the bone with your teeth, come with a sprightly bois boudran sauce of white-wine vinegar, chopped tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce, fresh green herbs and Tabasco, which probably hasn't been seen outside the dining room of Le Gavroche since the 1970s. It's just the thing to make deep-fried frogs' legs feel healthy. There are hot, salty, cheese-dusted gougères with liquid, cheesy centres alongside sweet-sour confited onions. There are slices of pissaladière with more confited onions, buttery puff pastry and a generous scattering of salted anchovies. There are slices of deep-fried pigs' ears, which aren't quite as satisfying as other deep-fried bits of pig, but will more than do. These plates cost three or four quid each.
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Visited On Saturday, 08 December 2018

The host/waitress at the door was great, she knew we were in a hurry to see a show so was attentive. The waiter who took our bill made rude remarks when we asked for the bill during our meal. Food was delicious, wine was lovely and atmosphere was wonderful.

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Visited On Saturday, 08 December 2018

Too expensive for food and price value

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Visited On Saturday, 08 December 2018

Great atmosphere but food was average for the cost. Also ordered a bottle of wine and cheese board ( v small) and nobody told us the restaurant was closing so as soon as this came they put the lights on ! Which had we of know we wouldn’t have ordered. Not the best service

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Visited On Saturday, 08 December 2018

This was the perfect setting for a reunion with a friend - we hadn’t seen each other for several years. The staff were attentive but never interrupted as we caught up, nor did they rush us through a 3 1/2 jour lunch. The food and wine were spectacular. I live in the USA but will seek out Blanchette SoHo when I come back next summer. Everyone should visit this place. FABULOUS!

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Visited On Friday, 07 December 2018

Lovely atmosphere and interesting menu, although we were a party of 3 and seated in the corner on a table which would have been small for 2 people. The waitress advised that the main meals were tapas style and 2-3 per person would be appropriate. We hadn't anticipated spending so much on a lunch meal (around £40 per person, just for the main meal) so we decided to just order one dish each and an extra side to share. This was more than enough food, which was great but we were concerned that if we had followed the advice of our waitress we would have wasted a lot of money and food. Service was ok - not bad but certainly nothing special. Won't be rushing to go back unfortunately.

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Visited On Friday, 07 December 2018

The staff were really accommodating, especially when we asked the keep drinking at the table! The place has a lovely atmosphere and I will be back. The food is also incredible (although a bit on the pricey side when we're being advised to order 3 dishes). Thanks!

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Visited On Friday, 07 December 2018

Our table wasn’t ready on arrival and we were left standing awkwardly in the middle of the bar and serving space which was inconvenient for both us and the staff. No one made any effort to point us to a more convenient space to wait nor did they offer to take our coats or bags which would have made the wait more comfortable for us. Other than this the table service was very good and the food fantastic.

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Visited On Wednesday, 05 December 2018

Lovely lunch - great food and atmosphere - my only criticism is the election of desserts wasn’t great. But the set menu was tasty and good value.

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Visited On Wednesday, 05 December 2018

First time for me, very helpful & friendly staff and superb value for money on the lunchtime menu

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Visited On Monday, 03 December 2018

Great staff and atmosphere.

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Visited On Monday, 03 December 2018

very enjoyable evening

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Visited On Monday, 03 December 2018

Service was excellent in a pretty venue. Food was delicious and generous

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Visited On Sunday, 02 December 2018

Pretty place and original food but not awesome

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Visited On Saturday, 24 November 2018

Buzzy atmosphere, tasty food and excellent service; including Chloe's help when telephone booking We had a great evening

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Visited On Saturday, 01 December 2018

Food was lovely as to was drinks. Marked down price as think charge for bread was a bit much

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Visited On Saturday, 01 December 2018

Served us the wrong menu and tried to blame us for the mistake even though I showed an email showing what we had ordered. Also refused to make any changes for two vegetarians because we had informed them in advance. Food was OK, but expensive for what it was. Will definitely not be going back.

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Visited On Saturday, 01 December 2018

The hostess and the two boys serving behind the counter were superb. They really made our night for us. Also the food was all amazing, as was the bottle of crement and especially the little birthday celebration dessert. Will definately come back when I'm back in London!

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Visited On Saturday, 01 December 2018

Great restaurant - tasty food, friendly stuff! Prices are very competitive as well and you will leave full.

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Visited On Saturday, 01 December 2018

Lovely evening

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Visited On Saturday, 01 December 2018

Fantastic! Great service, excellent food and good value for London. We will be back....

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Visited On Friday, 30 November 2018

Excellent service -- loved the private dining room and the various food options on offer. Absolutely fantastic!

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Visited On Saturday, 24 November 2018

Lovely duck rilletes

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Visited On Friday, 23 November 2018

A Great restaurant the best french food i have had in london

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Visited On Saturday, 24 November 2018

Food was tasty, service was okay! Portion sizes were small and relatively expensive for some of the meat dishes.

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Visited On Friday, 23 November 2018

Amazing food and relaxed, lively ambiance in the restaurant. Would go back.

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