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
  • Outdoor Seating
  • 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, 16 November 2019

I was super disappointed as I went to blanchette on saturday 16th november 2019 and literally when we were ordering our food, the waitress told us that 4 dishes were unavailable. Being the food menu so small, how can that happen? They should have told us that when we arrived to the venue. It took a lot of prestige and charm. Also, one dessert was finished as well. With a restaurant like that, dishes can't just finish as it reduces the choice way too much........

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Visited On Friday, 15 November 2019

Great food and buzzing atmosphere .

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Visited On Friday, 15 November 2019

Great caring service

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Visited On Thursday, 14 November 2019

Simply brilliant.

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Visited On Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Very fresh food.

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Visited On Monday, 11 November 2019

Perfect pre-theather dinner!

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Visited On Sunday, 10 November 2019

Pre-theatre menu was a super value for money! We were so lucky to be offered to have clams instead of mussels because they ran out. That dish was beyond expectations! Will definitely come back.

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Visited On Friday, 08 November 2019

very good food and service

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Visited On Thursday, 07 November 2019

I've been once or twice before! Always looked after and very happy.

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Visited On Thursday, 07 November 2019

beautiful place in the middle of soho. we booked blanchette for me and my boyfriend's anniversary and it couldnt be more perfect. the food was amazing ( cheese board was delicious!). we ordered dessert and the staff added a nice candle to celebrate our anniversary. what a nice touch! definitely coming back

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Visited On Thursday, 26 September 2019

service / staff was amazing. Food fab!!!

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Visited On Sunday, 03 November 2019

An authentic bistro-style restaurant. The quality of the food is outstanding from a well-designed menu. Warm & friendly staff. We wondered if the Soho branch would be as good as the Brick Lane one. It certainly is. A real gem.

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Visited On Saturday, 02 November 2019

Amazing all around experience; delicious and interesting food and drink, knowledgeable and lovely staff, and great atmosphere.

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Visited On Saturday, 26 October 2019

Came here to celebrate my boyfriend's birthday, and we had a really nice evening. The food was amazing, we especially enjoyed the duck and the seabass dishes. The service is very good but sometimes a tiny bit too attentive (e.g. waiter/waitress trying to pour more wine/water when you're mid-conversation). It's a little on the expensive side, but the food is excellent, so definitely worth it for a treat.

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Visited On Saturday, 26 October 2019

Really god restaurant, great food and service. Would certainly go again.

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Visited On Thursday, 24 October 2019

Small portions yet very expensive. £8 Camembert should be a whole Camembert not two slices. Didn’t get served some items yet were still on my bill. Good food and good atmosphere.

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Visited On Thursday, 24 October 2019

Had a fantastic meal here for my birthday. The restaurant is small and cosy yet the staff were great and we weren't rushed through our meal at all, so were able to settle in for a long, slightly boozy evening. The food was fantastic, and my two friends left raving about the place. I think the only downside is how expensive some of the drinks are - eg over twenty pounds for two glasses of Baileys - but, that said, there was a great wine list with some delicious and reasonably priced bottles.

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Visited On Wednesday, 23 October 2019

Outstanding. On all accounts. First time visit and I will be back, again and again! A gem in the midst of Soho madness!! THANK YOU! Torya Elmoudni

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Visited On Monday, 21 October 2019

Have been to Blanchette twice now and have really enjoyed both experiences. The staff were lovely accommodating me, my daughter and one year old grandson. The food is delicious with a great atmosphere and is an ideal place to have a visit with friends or family.

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Visited On Saturday, 19 October 2019

Delicious food, attentive staff and great atmosphere. Love this place

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Visited On Thursday, 17 October 2019

food, atmoshpere and service was absolutely superb!

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Visited On Friday, 18 October 2019

Both the food and service are always phenomenal, hands down one of the best restaurants in London.

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Visited On Wednesday, 16 October 2019

Always love going to Blanchette.

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Visited On Friday, 18 October 2019

Probably my favourite "local". Not formulaic. It has consistently good food, great service and a lovely ambience.

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Visited On Thursday, 17 October 2019

Very nice meal. One of the better ones I've had in London recently. Good food, mussels, simple, but nicely done. Chaurcuterie, nice could have done with some bread with it, coppa a bit salty, prefer celeriac remoulade without mustard, but still nice overall. Lunch/pre-theatre very good value. Service decent. Will definitely go back.

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