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Blanchette Soho

9 D'Arblay Street, London, United Kingdom, W1F 8DR
Critics Review 5/5
Restaurant info
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, 19 April 2019

Lovely meal and very friendly staff. Thank you.

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Visited On Thursday, 18 April 2019

Delicious food and very friendly waiters! would definitely go back!

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Visited On Monday, 15 April 2019

Still maintaining a frontrunner position as one of my favourite restaurants. Ever.

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Visited On Tuesday, 09 April 2019

Amazing place!

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Visited On Saturday, 13 April 2019

Quite expensive for such small dishes, they were very tasty though. Loved all of the french trinkets / art work / framed french icons on the walls. Really cool place but prepare for the extra small portions

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Visited On Wednesday, 10 April 2019

We booked the Jungle Room and it was amazing - brilliant service (despite being effectively in a basement!), the decor was fantastic, and the food was just delicious (and so much of it too!). Many thanks.

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Visited On Wednesday, 10 April 2019

It is a good place for friend get-together. The food is decent but I don't understand why the bread is packed in a bag when served to the the table.

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Visited On Thursday, 11 April 2019

Food order wrongly taken, 2 of us ended up eating whilst the other member of our party waited for her food and ended up eating on her own. Bill was wrong.

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Visited On Thursday, 11 April 2019

Had a very tasty meal for a good price. Staff friendly, atmosphere nice and convenient for a pre-theatre meal

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Visited On Wednesday, 10 April 2019

Lovely place to spend time with friends

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Visited On Tuesday, 09 April 2019

Usual high standards of cooking and friendly and efficient service. Can’t fault you.

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Visited On Sunday, 07 April 2019

Really excellent meal, much better than I imagined it was going to be! Highly recommended, a lovely surprise find.

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Visited On Sunday, 07 April 2019

Thanks

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Visited On Saturday, 06 April 2019

Delicious dishes and lovely ambience. Staff were super friendly and helpful 👍

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Visited On Friday, 05 April 2019

Fab night at Blanchette!

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Visited On Wednesday, 03 April 2019

Absolutely love this place! I have been a few times before and decided to host a team dinner here. It was a great evening. Food was delicious and we had a very tentative waitress. Our group also has a lot of dietary requirements and allergies and they were all accommodated perfectly. Highly recommend. The lamb is delicious too and literally melts in your mouth! Atmosphere is great for a date, team dinner, group of friends, a date too. The choice of wine will not disappoint. Kudos team Blanchette!

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Visited On Friday, 05 April 2019

I recommand, a must during your next stay in London. Don’t forget to book your table.

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Visited On Wednesday, 03 April 2019

Great night, excellent food, enthusiastic service

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Visited On Monday, 01 April 2019

Lovely little place. Great atmosphere, friendly staff, and wonderful food.

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Visited On Sunday, 31 March 2019

Staff were wonderful

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Visited On Sunday, 31 March 2019

Food was amazing, and overall service was outstanding. They serve proper French food, and the ambiance is ideal for a special occasion.

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Visited On Saturday, 30 March 2019

Absolutely poor service. Somebody else’s meal brought to my table then taken away. After a long wait my food arrived and my fish was burnt. It tasted like eating raw charcoal.

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Visited On Saturday, 30 March 2019

It was my husband's birthday and it was also Earth hour/evening too. As much as I support what the Blanchette were doing in terms of supporting the environment, it did affect the overall experience with the limited lighting- 2 tea lights would've been better. And not being able to see the food spoilt it as I missed out alot of the detail of each plate. Overall, the food was ok but didn't wow us unfortunately. But thank you for bringing out the little happy birthday plate with a scoop of sorbet. Thanks Lorraome

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Visited On Friday, 29 March 2019

Intimate, friendly and delicious. A lovely meal. Thank you.

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Visited On Friday, 29 March 2019

This is the second time I’ve been this year. It’s so great - lovely food, great service and fab music which wasn’t too loud, but we Shazam’s you’re a few of the songs during our lunch.

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