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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 Sunday, 21 October 2018

Wonderful time spent in Blanchette. Friendly service and food was delicious.

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Visited On Saturday, 20 October 2018

Great lunch and really good service (even left us beyond our allocated 2 hour slot, which was really good). Atmosphere was lacking, as it was not very busy. Would love to go back when it’s in full swing. Rated only 4 star on food and drink, as the wine was really not cold enough. A bit on the pricey side, but food was fabulous!

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Visited On Saturday, 20 October 2018

We were surprised that we were charged an additional amount for the extra butter we needed. If you are styling yourself as a Parisian-style bistro, bread and butter would be complimentary, or a cover charge would allow you at least a second helping. Particularly when ordering charcuterie and cheese.

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Visited On Friday, 19 October 2018

Very good food and our waitress found us a nice table at which to finish our wine when we were chased room our table. It was quite hot though so wouldn't fancy it in the summer

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Visited On Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Very poor service. Lots of dishes unavailable. Poor knowledge of allergy content. Food although good did not arrive at same time so people had to eat before others. Did not like sharing menu for group of 6 people. Fine for starter but not main course. Staff polite but very inexperienced. No evidence of any management. Appeared to be confusion in kitchen. Sadly a poor experience for a recommended London restaurant and a family 60 th birthday.

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Visited On Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Really great atmosphere and food is delicious. Slightly overpriced.

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Visited On Saturday, 13 October 2018

Overall, Blanchette is excellent. They make proper drinks, the food is delicious, the atmosphere good and the service very friendly.

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Visited On Saturday, 13 October 2018

We had a fantastic lunch and I have been raving about Blanchette to everyone I know ever since. Delicious, interesting food, great service and good value too.

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Visited On Thursday, 11 October 2018

What a great night!!! Thank you so much for a fabulous service and amazing food. We all loved it and our evening in the private room was made very special. We will be back!

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Visited On Friday, 12 October 2018

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Visited On Saturday, 13 October 2018

Great food and service

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Visited On Saturday, 13 October 2018

Service was great, food was good but expensive for what it was. Only real complaint was that the sharing tables were quite small, my husband and I were sat at the end and we had to have the leg of the table between our legs.

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Visited On Saturday, 13 October 2018

Excellent food fantastic service and great atmosphere

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Visited On Saturday, 13 October 2018

Nice food and service. It is a good place for dinner

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Visited On Friday, 12 October 2018

Varied menu and drinks at reasonable prices. Good atmosphere but very noisy(friday night). Efficient service

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Visited On Friday, 12 October 2018

Great night out to catch up with a friend, lovely atmosphere and great service!

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Visited On Thursday, 11 October 2018

Good food and cool venue!

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Visited On Wednesday, 10 October 2018

One of my all time favourite restaurants in Soho. I highly recommend Blanchette you really do feel like you have been transferred to France the moment you walk through the door!

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Visited On Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Very good as always. We had a new waitress who'd just started with you. She was very professional and friendly too. My only comment is that if guests are with you towards 11.00, one very much gets the feel that you are being sort of encouraged to leave because of all the clearing up that starts to take place.

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Visited On Monday, 08 October 2018

We wanted to try frogs legs and according to the website they were available. So we booked only to be told they weren’t actually on the menu when we arrived. Very disappointed and they need to keep the website updated!

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Visited On Sunday, 07 October 2018

Something a little different to your usual French bistro. Quality ingredients treated beautifully made for extremely tasty small plates (which were generously sized). Great wine list too.

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Visited On Saturday, 06 October 2018

Dining from the pre-theatre menu, the main portions looked small but proved to be filling and we left pleasantly sated.

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Visited On Saturday, 06 October 2018

Amazing!

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Visited On Saturday, 06 October 2018

Great atmosphere, good food, value for money

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Visited On Saturday, 06 October 2018

Lovely food, great staff, please open in Manchester.

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