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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 Thursday, 14 February 2019

We had a great dinner in the jungle room. The shared menu was more than enough....even a bit too much for our group

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Visited On Wednesday, 13 February 2019

I’ve visited Blanchette many times and have always enjoyed it, on this occasion, 20 minutes after I had paid my bill in full and left, a further £10 was attempted to be charge to my card. I only know this as my bank notified me and and blocked the charge. I have spoken to the manager who told me she was looking into this, however she has not yet called me back to offer an explanation or apology.

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Visited On Wednesday, 13 February 2019

The staff were friendly but didn’t explain the menu. The monkfish was extremely salty. The bread looked like it was bought into the restaurant.

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Visited On Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Great atmosphere, lovely service, amazing food. What more could you want?

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Visited On Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Swan (the waitress) was DELIGHTFUL. so lovely and chatty and helpful and the food was amazing.

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Visited On Monday, 11 February 2019

Lovely evening - fantastic food and friendly service

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Visited On Monday, 11 February 2019

Great value early eve menu and charming service.

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Visited On Sunday, 10 February 2019

Very endearing! Really enjoyed the food and TD atmosphere, especially when they allowed us to stay for the evening until our reservation end time!

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Visited On Saturday, 09 February 2019

Fun and smart service. Nice people and delicious food in a cozy setting. We will be back!

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Visited On Saturday, 09 February 2019

My third visit. Food incredible as was the service.

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Visited On Thursday, 07 February 2019

Lovely evening, helpful service and tasty food. Thank you!

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Visited On Thursday, 07 February 2019

We had a marvellous evening in the Jungle Room. My friends were blown away by the service and food. It was utterly delicious and there was so much of it! Thank you Blancettesoho for an awesome birthday celebration. We had the set menu for £38 Jane Codrington

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Visited On Thursday, 07 February 2019

Had a lovely meal at lunch with some clients, food and service were fabulous.

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Visited On Wednesday, 06 February 2019

The food was ok, though slightly pricey for what it was. The confit duck was overcooked and a dry. The service could be better too.

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Visited On Tuesday, 05 February 2019

Lovely - staff, food, atmosphere. Truly recommend.

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Visited On Saturday, 02 February 2019

Lovely french tapas. The food is amazing, the interiors beautiful, and service fantastic! Definitely coming back :)

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Visited On Thursday, 31 January 2019

The best!

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Visited On Thursday, 31 January 2019

Great place for lunch - food was lovely, interesting and beautifully presented. Staff friendly and efficient. I don't think the dishes need to be sold as sharing plates - I'd have liked a slightly bigger potion of my tuna all to myself! Keen to come back in the evening to drink some red wine and try the cheeses.

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Visited On Tuesday, 29 January 2019

Food and drink were great. The atmosphere was very relaxing and friendly.

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Visited On Sunday, 27 January 2019

We had a really great time here, amazing food and lovely ambiance. Want to go back and try the rest of the menu. Definitely recommend!

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Visited On Saturday, 26 January 2019

We regularly return to Blanchette. The food is great and the service efficient. Great for pre-theatre dining

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Visited On Friday, 25 January 2019

Lovely food, friendly service

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Visited On Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Blanchette never disappoints

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Visited On Wednesday, 23 January 2019

I spent some time trying to find a decent restaurant for the vegetarians in our group. It’s hard to find a non vegetarian restaurant that does more than 2 options. This came up as a suggestion and I’m so pleased we picked it. Food was delicious, atmosphere was friendly, warm and welcoming - just like the staff - and even though you only have 2 hours for the table we never felt rushed. We all said we’d go back to try more of the menu and I’m looking forward to it.

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Visited On Tuesday, 22 January 2019

Enjoyable meal

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