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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 Friday, 22 June 2018

A beautifully delicious gem in Soho. Will definitely be coming back!

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Visited On Thursday, 21 June 2018

Lovely food and wine. We had a lovely evening.

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Visited On Thursday, 21 June 2018

perfect as always

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Visited On Thursday, 21 June 2018

Absolutely delightful restaurant, lovely staff and delicious food - can not recommend highly enough.

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Visited On Saturday, 16 June 2018

Initially, I was a little turned off by the ambiance of the place. It is old and looked run down and the tables are very, very small. But, the staff that warmly greeted us and the great dishes that we ate left me feeling with an overall good feeling about the place. Their tapas/small plate concept was perfect for a pre-theatre meal.

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Visited On Saturday, 16 June 2018

Great spot. I've wanted to try it for a while, and it was fantastic. Only recommendation I have would be to have the music slightly lower, the atmosphere is already amazing, the music was just slightly overpowering.

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Visited On Friday, 15 June 2018

Great ambiance and food selection - plates look amazing on the paper, however I felt like something was missing in terms of flavor/ execution.

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Visited On Thursday, 14 June 2018

Great food , best mussels I’ve ever tasted !

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Visited On Thursday, 14 June 2018

Really good for a business lunch.

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Visited On Thursday, 14 June 2018

Nothing to add apart from it's still one of my favourite eateries.

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Visited On Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Good food but small portions, the service was way too rushed, didn’t feel comfortable.

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Visited On Tuesday, 12 June 2018

My partner and I have run a pub/restaurant in Kent for several years so we understand and are in touch with the ins and outs of restaurant services. Our experience as customers at Blanchette was flawless. Very friendly, confident service. Great wine selection and outstanding food. We will definitely return!

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Visited On Monday, 11 June 2018

Dirty Martini not great but overall great evening.

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Visited On Sunday, 10 June 2018

Great place!

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Visited On Sunday, 10 June 2018

A great place in French style

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Visited On Friday, 08 June 2018

Fantastic as always.

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Visited On Saturday, 09 June 2018

We had a really great evening at the private Jungle Room. The waitress was really attentive and the food was delicious

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Visited On Friday, 08 June 2018

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Visited On Friday, 08 June 2018

Delicious meal, perfect cooking, very friendly service and a lovely, relaxed environment. Fantastic!

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Visited On Friday, 08 June 2018

First time visiting Blanchette, will definitely be back. Lovely food and the service was excellent.

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Visited On Monday, 04 June 2018

Loved the food and informality of it all. Will head act for a second helping.

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Visited On Monday, 04 June 2018

This is a great spot in Soho pre theatre or dinner, highly recommend the food is spectacular

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Visited On Saturday, 02 June 2018

All members of staff were very welcoming and friendly. The service provided was perfect, nicely attentive to make sure we had everything we wanted without bing overbearing and were able to answer any questions we had and provide suggestions of wine etc. to go well with out food choices.

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Visited On Saturday, 02 June 2018

I had a reservation for the Jungle Room, which is Blanchette's private dining space - a little bit kitsch and a perfect setting for a special occasion (ours was a hen night). The food was delicious and excellent value. However, where they really excelled was the service - the booking process was smooth, and on the day the staff coped admirably with a rather high maintenance group of diners. They were very accommodating and pleasant.

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Visited On Saturday, 02 June 2018

A great little intimate place serving wonderful food with excellent service. Would highly recommend.

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