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 Wednesday, 11 September 2019

Be nice to have the flexibility to choose a dining style rather than have to be talked through the ‘concept’. The chips were dry and not tasty. The overall food quality was good but portion size was too small. The waitress was very attentive and nice.

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Visited On Tuesday, 10 September 2019

The atmosphere was cosy and the food was amazing. 100% recommend this place !

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Visited On Saturday, 07 September 2019

Mix up with the wine. We wanted a bottle, we've been served two glasses . Then we've been told no bottle was available and we had to choose a different one. In the end charged for glasses and the bottle, it's not normal .

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Visited On Thursday, 05 September 2019

I've been here twice to eat now and the first occasion was fantastic, great food, atmosphere and service. Therefore I didn't hesitate to book again and on the 5th September, I was a little disappointed. We hadn't finished our starters when the mains arrived, plus they were luke warm at best. Sorry that I can't be more positive, the atmosphere here is great though

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Visited On Friday, 06 September 2019

Amazing food, and great service!

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Visited On Friday, 06 September 2019

Amazing service and food, always faultless with such and lovely atmosphere with excellent music!

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Visited On Wednesday, 28 August 2019

Incredible food.

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Visited On Thursday, 05 September 2019

Very good dinner. Nicely cooked food and well thought our menu

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Visited On Thursday, 05 September 2019

Always great food ... and the chilled Beaujolais just tops it Love Blanchette

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Visited On Friday, 23 August 2019

A wonderful experience, great food and all of the staff were very friendly and so helpful.

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Visited On Saturday, 31 August 2019

Food quite bland and overpriced, and communal tables weren’t the best especially Service was very good though - she was very attentive and made sure we felt welcome.

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Visited On Thursday, 29 August 2019

Great food and service

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Visited On Friday, 30 August 2019

Great place, love it here!

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Visited On Wednesday, 28 August 2019

Great atmosphere and service. Food was good but not as good as we expected. Food could be hotter and more explanation needed that food will come at various times throughout the evening as with traditional tapas food. Space on the tables is limited so it may be better to use smaller display plates. Would certainly recommend and we will definitely return.

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Visited On Thursday, 29 August 2019

This is the third time here, and the consistent level of quality is a reason for returning..Everyone I've been with have been impressed.

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Visited On Wednesday, 28 August 2019

Really nice place. The staff is so charming and the food is amazing! I absolutely recommend it!

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Visited On Wednesday, 28 August 2019

The food was tasty, imaginative, well presented and very good value for money. The house red was dull and the beer 1664 was, along with the wine, poor value for money. But the mark-up would subsidise the excellent food l suppose Brian

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Visited On Sunday, 25 August 2019

Really enjoyed the food at Blanchette Soho. I had friends visiting from San Francisco and they were also impressed by the combination of flavour and the freshness of the food. The sea bream, the duck and the lamb were excellent. The lemon pot at the end was very refreshing after a sumptuous meal. Thank you for making our evening special.

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Visited On Friday, 23 August 2019

A cosy place to dinner for those who appreciate good food. The service is superb, with very friendly staff. I strongly recommend.

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Visited On Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Vendu comme un restaurant français romantique mais en réalité c'est un pub britannique bien trop bruyant

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Visited On Wednesday, 21 August 2019

First visit to this delightful restaurant, with many delicious choices to choose from, we opted for the pre-theatre lunch which was very reasonably priced. I highly recommend the spicy duck meatballs with the chickpeas and yogurt. Waiters were very attentive, even when the restaurant was nearly full. Will definitely return again.

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Visited On Monday, 19 August 2019

Friendly welcome, good explanation of the menu, very tasty lamb and duck. Nice cocktails reasonably priced. Relaxed atmosphere, will come again.

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Visited On Monday, 19 August 2019

Very friendly staff and delicious food.

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Visited On Saturday, 17 August 2019

Loved it, sat at the bar which was perfect to catch up with a friend who was visiting London. The food was really tasty and fresh. Great wine selection too!

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Visited On Friday, 16 August 2019

The perfect spot for Friday lunch + drinks.

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