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 Friday, 23 April 2021

Excellent service, delicious food and sunshine! Perfect.

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Visited On Thursday, 22 April 2021

Lovely servers and nice wine

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Visited On Saturday, 17 April 2021

We enjoyed an incredible meal on the outdoor patio at Blanchette. The drinks were perfect, the food delicious and the service impeccable. Can't wait to return - the cheese beignets alone are worth it!

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Visited On Saturday, 17 April 2021

Wonderful restaurant in the heart of London. Perfect place to celebrate a birthday out of lockdown 🥰

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Visited On Saturday, 17 April 2021

Everything was perfect 😄

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Visited On Friday, 16 April 2021

The food was to die for. They definitely take pride in their craft and this was shown through every meal!

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Visited On Monday, 12 April 2021

We thoroughly enjoyed our evening, most of the food was excellent - though the bouillabaisse arrived luke warm and was cold within minutes in the winter cold and the shrimp fennel dish didn’t quite seem to work, combination-wise. The lamb, steak, bean salad, leaf salad and all desserts were truly excellent. However, the pisco sour and pink sweet rum cocktail were both decidedly not good. Service was great, attentive and friendly. We will come back for sure.

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Visited On Saturday, 12 September 2020

Love this place, great food and drinks. lovely seating inside and cute tables outside

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Visited On Tuesday, 15 December 2020

Everything was awesome! I was not my first here and it certainly won't be the last!

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Visited On Tuesday, 15 December 2020

Some of the main portions (although advised they were smaller than usual mains) were tiny especially the duck two ways. It was a bite each. Lamb and beef really good and better portion size! Cocktails really good too and service was excellent

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Visited On Saturday, 12 December 2020

Wonderful intimate atmosphere. Food was lovely, music mellow and ambience perfect! Will definitely be revisiting!

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Visited On Saturday, 12 December 2020

Beautiful place. Delicious but simple food. The very best service. Perfection.

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Visited On Wednesday, 09 December 2020

Great atmosphere, lovely team and most importantly food is absolutely delicious. Highly recommend!

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Visited On Friday, 11 December 2020

A wonderful restaurant with amazing food and great service! One of the best meals I've had in a long time!

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Visited On Wednesday, 09 December 2020

Always a pleasurable experience

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Visited On Wednesday, 09 December 2020

I recently had a working lunch at Blanchette and both myself and my colleague said we would come back with our partners - what a lovely place. It's beautiful inside, the food was amazing. The set menu was really good value and the wine delicious. It would be a lovely place to meet both a date or a mate.

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Visited On Monday, 07 December 2020

Really enjoyable

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Visited On Monday, 07 December 2020

Really great - lovely food and nice relaxed atmosphere

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Visited On Saturday, 05 December 2020

Good place nice food. Very hot though, we were in the back corner.

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Visited On Saturday, 05 December 2020

Food was great in particular the shoulder of lamb was amazing!!! Restaurant was cozy and lovely atmosphere. Would highly recommend!

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Visited On Saturday, 05 December 2020

Fantastic food, wonderful service and warm atmosphere. We had a great night. Many thanks to the team .

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Visited On Saturday, 05 December 2020

Incredible easy and accommodating when I went to book and every time I’ve come to Blanchette the service has been second to none.

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Visited On Saturday, 05 December 2020

Staff is really attentive and friendly with very prompt service, but without overdoing the checking over that everything is okay. The mains were amazing (and I’m still thinking about the duck), found the cheese a little too salty for my liking and the bread at the start of the meal strangely came in a doggy bag (not sure if it’s a covid thing)?

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Visited On Thursday, 03 December 2020

Lovely restaurant – great food, friendly staff, would highly recommend!

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Visited On Saturday, 24 October 2020

A delicious meal out for our first anniversary. Wine was great and the service was fab! Loved the interior with exposed brick walls!

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